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by Arthur M. Schlesinger

Category: Leaders and Notable People
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger
ISBN: 0233957863
ISBN13: 978-0233957869
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Edition edition (November 1965)
Pages: 936
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Schlesinger's name at birth was Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; since his mid-teens, he had instead . He won a second Pulitzer in the Biography category in 1966 for A Thousand Days

Schlesinger's name at birth was Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; since his mid-teens, he had instead used the signature Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. He had five children, four from his first marriage to author and artist Marian née Cannon and a son and stepson from his second marriage, to Alexandra Emmet, also an artist. He won a second Pulitzer in the Biography category in 1966 for A Thousand Days. His 1986 book The Cycles of American History was an early work on cycles in politics in the United States; it was influenced by his father's work on cycles.

50 quotes from Arthur M. Schlesinger J. 'Self-righteousness in retrospect is easy-also cheap,', 'If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, J. the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

The Age of Jackson by. Arthur M. Schlesinger. A THOUSAND DAYS is "at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance" (New York Times). As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

Books, Quotes, Historian, Education. Coffin Lecture Arthur Schlesinger 1993. Schlesinger's name at birth was Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; since his mid-teens, he had instead used the signature Arthur M. He had five children, four from his first marriage to author and artist Marian née Cannon and a son and stepson from his second marriage, to Alexandra Emmet. Both Cannon and Emmet are artists. Stephen Schlesinger (b. 1942), a notable author of books on foreign affairs and former director of the World Policy Institute. the historian whose more than 20 books shaped discussions for two generations about . Gore Vidal called A Thousand Days a political novel, and many noted that the book ignored the president’s sexual wanderings. the historian whose more than 20 books shaped discussions for two generations about America’s past and who himself was a provocative, unabashedly liberal partisan, most notably in serving in the Kennedy White House, died last night in Manhattan. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, said Mr. Schlesinger’s son Stephen. Others were unhappy he told so much, particularly taking the unusual step of asserting that the president was unhappy with his secretary of state, Dean Rusk.

Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration

Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration. Handpicked by Kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, Ulysses S. Grant. by Josiah Bunting · Arthur M. 2004·.

"Of all the Kennedy books . . . this is the best." Time MagazineWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this is the classic study of the presidency of John F. Kennedy as told by a master historian who had the advantage of personally witnessing the great and tragic events of which he writes.
Comments to eBook Thousand Days
Agagamand
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this sad but eloquent account of my hero! I,m an old Marine Officer who survived 22 months in Viet Nam and proudly have an original portrait of Kennedy in my living room for which I traded my 50 caliber pistol!
David Lewis
Mustard Forgotten
You get to feel like you are right there while all these amazing changes are happening in our country. While I know there are those who feel he wasn't perfect, but seriously who is? I am so proud of the way President Kennedy handled himself throughout his presidency. My parents were huge supporters of him. He makes me want to be more involved and engaged in what is going on in my country as well as the world. This book helped to understand just what type of man he was. I loved this book.
Authis
This book is a very revealing and rewarding look at events of the Kenneddy presidency. Schlesinger had a front row seat to almost all important events from civil rights to prosecution of organized crime. It brings back a lot of memories of that time, both good and bad (assasination).
The only drawback is the authors unbiased mancrush he had on JFK. Many times he carries his admiration beyond the bounds needed.
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Superb account of the Kennedy years in the White House by a participant in many of the events. New material on several of the events, including the Russian missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs before that. His domestic program is newly reviewed and clearly Indicated the path to the Civil Rights bill. Some of the flaws of his Presidency are presented, although not all. Schlesinger clearly finds Kennedy a young, vigorous man whose death robbed us of a potentially great President.
Ieregr
Earlier, in this space, I mistakenly posted a review of 'Kennedy'by Theodore Sorensen. In some way, Schlesinger's and Sorensen's book are twins. They were both written by men who shared a special relationship with JFK at a historical turning point. They are good to read together, for their complementary value. Schlesinger is better informed about outward-facing policy matters (especially foreign relations), while Sorensen gives a better sense of the inner workings of the White House and JFK's personality. This is history written on the wing. There will never be another time like this, when the young men of Kennedy's administration bestrode the world like giants--all of it cruelly ended by five seconds of rifle-fire in Dallas. But this book, with Sorensen's and also with Theodore White's The Making of the President 1960, brings it neatly back to us.
Mr.jeka
Good historical perspective of the JFK administration.
Wrathshaper
A great addition to a collection.
I was reading the older publication, which was written chronologically. And I liked it a lot more than I liked this, cause that was raw and unedited. This one puts things a lot more in perspective as the author had time to review and think back to those days. Initially, we see things chronologically but eventually it goes into a topic-wise system like a textbook. This kind of bored me to death as I had to read through a ton of info piled up together. This might be good in one way, but when stuff in chapter 25 referred back to things in chapter 15, it kinda got really difficult to remember (its a 1000-pager btw). So all in all, it confused me a little. The original had a more humane touch to it too and really showed Kennedy the man, and not just Kennedy the President. We see less about how his family played a role in his life and more about his political life and the challenges he faced during those turbulent years. There is also a lower focus on his background and history than the original text, thus making it more difficult to understand his mindset and relate to who he is and why he did things the way he did them.
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