He was very sensitive on all points that related to his age or skill . Bobby never attempted to compete with Jack in ... have developed into an " Op . cit . , 187-88 . 5 attempt to unseat LBJ if Bobby had felt at 70 DARK SIDE OF CAMELOT.
Hersh,“The Dark Side of Camelot,”pg.356. 17. Dallas District Attorney stating that Oswald not charged with conspiracy at request of the new White House. Hersh,“The Dark Side of Camelot,” pg.356. 18. Hoover demanding the public be ...
See the account by Seymour Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot (New York: Little, 1997), pp. 326e4o. According to former Secret Service agent William T. McIntyre, once when Jackie unexpectedly decided to take a swim, the president “was in ...
Author: James P. Pfiffner
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Annotation The American president's character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can't we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls--or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 “very, very private”: Seymour M. Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot (New York: Little, Brown, 1997), 136. Giancana's name in the “Black Book”: John M. Glianna, “Sam Giancana's Daughter Aims to Cash in on ...
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Now with an all-new bonus chapter - in the bestselling The Kennedy Curse, 'James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history . . . re-telling the political clan's rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style' (People). ________________________________ Kennedys were always taught to win at all costs. And they did - but the price they paid was unimaginable . . . Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. Their name is synonymous with American royalty. Their commitment to public service is legendary. But, for all the successes, the family has been blighted by assassinations, fatal accidents, drug and alcohol abuse and sex scandals. To this day, the Kennedys occupy a unique, contradictory place in the world's imagination: at once familiar and unknowable; charmed and cursed. The Kennedy Curse is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most famous family, as told by the world's most trusted storyteller. ________________________________ Also published as The House of Kennedy in the US. 'When I wrote my first novel after several non-fiction works about politics, James Patterson lovingly lambasted me for infringing on his thriller territory. Now I know how he feels as he crosses into non-fiction politics with this juicy and entertaining look at a political family that continues to wield power and influence. He's too good - it isn't fair!' JAKE TAPPER, CNN anchor and author of The Hellfire Club
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Author: Jason Dilling
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508–9; Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot, p. 181. 85 Robert F. Kennedy Oral History, vol. 1, pp. 40d–e. John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Program; Grose, Gentleman Spy, p. 512; Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot, pp.
Author: Alex von Tunzelmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the mavericks who took them on. During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis, while the United States and the USSR acted out the world's rising tensions in its island nations. Meanwhile the leaders of these nations - the charismatic Fidel Castro, and his mysterious brother Raúl; the ideologue Che Guevara; the capricious psychopath Rafael Trujillo; and François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, a buttoned-down doctor with interests in Vodou, embezzlement and torture - had ambitions of their own. Alex von Tunzelmann's brilliant narrative follows these five rivals and accomplices from the beginning of the Cold War to its end. The superpowers thought they could use these Caribbean leaders as puppets, but what neither bargained on was that their puppets would come to life. The United States, in its all-consuming fight against communism, stumbled into one disaster after another. First, with the Bay of Pigs, and then with the Cuban Missile Crisis, it helped bring the world as close to catastrophic nuclear war as it has ever been. Red Heatis an authoritative and eye-opening account of a wildly dramatic and dangerous era of international politics that has unmistakable resonance today.
Seymour M. Hersh , The Dark Side of Camelot ( Boston : Little , Brown , 1997 ) , 22 . 17. Hersh , Dark Side of Camelot , ix . 18. Lasky , JFK , 496 . 19. Lasky , JFK , 496 . 20. Lasky , JFK , 495 . 21. Reeves , Question of Character ...
Author: Charles W. Dunn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Never before have Americans been more concerned about the moral dimensions of presidential leadership. What role should morality play in the decision making of our most powerful elected official? What did the Founders think about the significance of morality in this cherished political institution? Does the private behavior of a president influence his or her ability to lead our nation? In The Scarlet Thread of Scandal, eminent scholar Charles W. Dunn turns a penetrating eye to the history of presidential scandals to answer these and other pressing questions. Scandals are surely nothing new in the White House_ever since the creation of the republic, presidents have made morally questionable judgments, whether constitutional, ethical, legal, or personal. In eloquent and judicious prose, Dunn chronicles the numerous controversies in presidential history, paying particular attention to their impact on the American people and public memory. The Scarlet Thread of Scandal will make all Americans think differently about past, present, and future presidents.
Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot, ix. 8. Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot, ix. 9. Hersh, The Dark Side of Camelot, 389. 10. “Jack had first had an affair with Marilyn Monroe some time in the 1950s. Senior Kennedy aide Peter Summers later ...
Author: Mary Beth McConahey
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
This book examines American political sex scandals at the national level. Studying these events over time reveals the republic’s deteriorating moral health. The book shows how having freedom from virtue has produced an American citizenry increasingly prone to the kind of dependence and enslavement once described by Alexis de Tocqueville.