Journals: 1952-2000 (Paperback)

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This is the most entertaining and delicious book about the political
scene of the decade. If you love history, this is for you. For most of
his adult life, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. dutifully recorded his
experiences and opinions in journals that, until now, have never been
seen. With wit and humanity, these entries offer an intimate history of
postwar America, from Schlesinger's days on the Adlai Stevenson
campaign team to his years in JFK and RFK's inner circle through to the
election of George W. Bush. They contain his candid reminiscences about
many of the most important events of our time -- The Bay of Pigs, the
assassinations of the 60's, Vietnam, Watergate, the fall of the Soviet
Union, Bush v. Gore. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. was a renowned American
historian, winning the Pulitzer twice and the National Book Award. In
1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

— Julie

Description


From his entrance into Democratic leadership circles in the 1950s through his years in the Kennedy administration and up until his last days, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was always at the vital center of American politics. For more than half a century, the master historian recorded his experiences and opinions in journals that together form an intimate chronicle of life at the highest levels of American politics and culture in postwar America. This extraordinary volume contains his candid thoughts about the signal events of our time, from the Bay of Pigs to the devastating assassinations of the 1960s, from Vietnam to Watergate, and from the fall of the Soviet Union to Bush v. Gore. Filled with Schlesinger's trademark acerbic wit and tremendous insight, Journals is a fitting tribute to a most remarkable American life.

About the Author


Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer. His many books include A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, To Lose a Battle, and The Almanac of American History. He died in 2007.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143114352
ISBN-10: 0143114352
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Pages: 894
Language: English
 

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