Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Now author and historian Thurston Clark argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been.
Thurston Clarke is the author or the new book JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President. His articles have appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.
The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.
A struggle written about in the new book To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace - it is written by Jeffrey Sachs a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.
A 2010 Gallup poll asking Americans to assess the last nine presidents gave John F. Kennedy the highest ranking and highest approval rating at 85 percent.
Historian Robert Dallek- who the New York Times called Kennedy’s leading biographer, whose JFK biography An Unfinished Life was a number 1 New York Times best seller- was somewhat amused by this appraisal. For while he admired Kennedy tenured, Dallek’s own in depth study of the man and his presidency offered him a new assessment of his achievements and flaws.
The poll rekindled his interest in Kennedy’s leadership and he decided to revisit the subject in his new book Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.
Before JFK became the man who led America through the days of Camelot, there was John F. Kennedy - junior senator from Massachusetts. The senate is, after all, where JFK's leadership and presidential ambitions truly began.
JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, is a new book that deals exclusively with JFK’s years in the senate and how they helped catapult him towards the presidency.
Political consultant and strategist, Roger Stone, has gathered documents and used first hand knowledge to look to compelling prove that Lyndon Baines Johnson was not only involved in JFK’s assassination, but was -in fact- the mastermind.
In his new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, Stone brings to light revelations demonstrating that LBJ had the motive, means, and opportunity to murder President John F. Kennedy.
Roger Stone is a longtime US political insider who worked as an aid to President Nixon, President Reagan, and Senator Bob Dole.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy- who is still regarded as one of the most popular notable presidents in US history.
To commemorate the man and his time in office, the newspaper of record has authorized a book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times. It is edited by presidential historian, Richard Reeves with a forward by the paper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson.
In the early 1960s Dallas, Texas was brewing with political passions-a city crammed with larger than life characters dead set against the Kennedy Presidency.
Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis now provide an account of the city that would become infamous for the assassination of a president of the United States. In their new history Dallas 1963, they explore the city and the years leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy died almost a half a century ago- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, University of Virginia’s Political Scientist and analyst, Larry Sabato, explores the influence JFK has had over 5 decades on the media, the general public, and especially his 9 presidential successors.
In his new book, The Kennedy Half-Century, Sabato reexamines Kennedy’s assassination using new and unseen information-to which he has had unique access. He then documents the affect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view on a historical figure.
Larry is also the founder and director of the renowned center for politics at the University of Virginia.