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The Kennedy Presidency: Seventeen Intimate Perspectives of John F. Kennedy
The Kennedy Presidency: Seventeen Intimate Perspectives of John F. Kennedy
Edited by Kenneth W. Thompson
University Press of America, 1985, 300 pp
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This volume, one of a series of "Portraits of American Presidents," consists of reminiscences by 17 of J.F.K.'s associates-including McGeorge and William Bundy, Dean Rusk, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.-and transcripts of discussions held at the University of Virginia. The material, halfway between oral and scholarly, is a valuable source of information both on Kennedy and on the contributors.