Listening in: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy

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Hardcover, Hyperion Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781401324568, ISBN10 1401324568

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Hardcover, Hyperion Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781401324568, ISBN10 1401324568

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Hardcover, Hyperion Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781401324568, ISBN10 1401324568

In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material. JFK was elected president when Civil Rights tensions were near the boiling point, and Americans feared a nuclear war. Confronted with complex dilemmas necessitating swift and unprecedented action, President Kennedy engaged in intense discussion and debate with his cabinet members and other advisors. Now, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the John F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have carefully selected the most compelling and important of these remarkable recordings for release, fully restored and re-mastered onto two 75-minute CDs for the first time." Listening In" represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cabinet grappling with the day-to-day business of the White House and guiding the nation through a hazardous era of uncertainty. Accompanied by extensively annotated transcripts of the recordings, and with a foreword by Caroline Kennedy, "Listening In" delivers the story behind the story in the unguarded words and voices of the decision-makers themselves." Listening In" covers watershed events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, Vietnam, and the arms race, and offers fascinating glimpses into the intellectual methodology of a circumspect president and his brilliant, eclectic brain trust. Just as the unique vision of President John F. Kennedy continues to resonate half a century after his stirring speeches and bold policy decisions, the documentary candor of "Listening In" imparts a vivid, breathtaking immediacy that will significantly expand our understanding of his time in office.

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Number of Pages: 300
Original Languages: English
Author: Kennedy, Caroline ,  John F Kennedy Library Foundation ,  Widmer, Ted
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: September, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781401324568
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.75 x 1.00 IN
ISBN-10: 1401324568
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