Grace and Power

Grace and Power

The Private World of the Kennedy White House

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Unlike so many other books, Grace and Power rejects gossip and conspiracy theory to tell the story of John and Jackie's three years in the White House soberly, comprehensively and sensitively, from beginning to sudden end. Sally Bedell Smith's book on John and Jackie Kennedy was hailed by authoritative reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic as the most distinguished and well-written book on a perennially fascinating subject for years. In the US the hardback was high on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks. It is an immensely poignant chronicle of pivotal historical events seen from the inside out, from within the private home of the President and First Lady. Amidst the superficial opulence of their social circle, we see the Cuban Missile Crisis and the burgeoning American civil rights movement from the perspective of an invalid president often barely well enough to appear in public. Together with his young wife, abandoned by her husband's relentless womanising, nevertheless changed the politics and style of America. Grace and Power is the classic account of that time.
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ISBN: 9781588364098
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StarGladiator
Mar 31, 2017

These books are really superfluous, as they don't extensively cover the inner workings and thoughts and accomplishments of the Kennedy Administration, in effect for so short a time: does her book cover JFK's creation and promotion of the Equalization Interest Tax? Or his negotiations with Sukarno of Indonesia, instead of sending in the CIA like the Eisenhower and Johnson Administrations? Does it mention his Executive Order #11110, which LBJ rescinded while he was in the air on Air Force One - - destined for Washington, D.C., immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy? Or LBJ's signing of NSAM 273, which completely flipped Kennedy's NSAM 163, which he had just recently signed on October 11, 1963?
Best to read Andrew Cohen's wonderful book, Two Days in June, and also Donald Gibson's enormous achievement, Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency.

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