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Author:
William Manchester
ISBN13:
978-0316545112
ISBN:
0316545112
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Publisher:
Little Brown & Co; Reprint edition (September 1, 1988)
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Leaders & Notable People
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John Kennedy first met William Manchester in 1946, beginning a. .One Brief Shining Moment - William Manchester.

John Kennedy first met William Manchester in 1946, beginning a friendship that would follow him to Washington and eventually the White House. But, beyond the closed doors of the Oval Office, Manchester enjoyed a close relationship with the Kennedys. Joe Kennedy’s name was no asset in an election; he was remembered as the isolationist ambassador in London who had been willing to abandon England and whom Roosevelt had been forced to fire. No man who had failed America’s greatest Democratic President was likely to arouse enthusiasm in Boston or any other Democratic stronghold.

This book is not meant to be a historical recollection of scholarly aptitude about the presidency and politics of the late Mr. Kennedy. In the first few sentences of the introduction, Mr. Manchester made that completely clear. His aim, I believe, was to offer an intimate view of the president from the perspective of an intimate friend. President Kennedy had been dead for 21 years before I was born and 41 years would pass after his assassination until I took great interest in his life and presidency this year.

John Kennedy first met William Manchester in 1946, beginning a. One Brief Shining Moment provides a firsthand look at the thought process behind JFK’s most important decisions as president, his drive to move the country in a new direction, and his closest relationships. This is a book about a man, about a life, and about a triumphant moment in American history.

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Manchester, William, 1922-2004. An intimate view of Pres. Kennedy's rise in politics and 1037 days in office as President of the . Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Presidents. Boston : Little, Brown.

Books by william manchester. DISTURBER OF THE PEACE: The Life of H. L. Mencken. ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT: Remembering Kennedy. THE LAST LION: Winston Spencer Churchill

Books by william manchester. A ROCKEFELLER FAMILY PORTRAIT: From John D. to Nelson. PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT: John F. Kennedy in Profile. AMERICAN CAESAR: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964. THE LAST LION: Winston Spencer Churchill; Visions of glory: 1874-1932.

One Brief Shining Moment is a celebration of that life, based on Manchester’s own recollections of his time with one of America’s most famous families. John Kennedy first met William Manchester in 1946, beginning a friendship that would follow him to Washington and eventually the White House.

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Before the book could be published, Jacqueline Kennedy filed a lawsuit to prevent its publication, even though she had previously authorized i. One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy (1983).

Before the book could be published, Jacqueline Kennedy filed a lawsuit to prevent its publication, even though she had previously authorized it. The suit was settled in 1967, reportedly with Manchester's agreeing to drop certain passages dealing with details of Kennedy's family life. In response satirist Paul Krassner published a piece entitled "The Parts That Were Left Out of the Kennedy Book", which imagined scandalous censored material. In his collection of essays Controversy (1977), Manchester detailed. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874–1932 (1983).

Enriched with anecdotes, this portrait of John Kennedy explores his relationships with his father, brother Robert, family, friends, and confidants and discusses his use of an old political machine in an attempt to create a new vision of society
  • Chefdevergue may be right about this. But while there are other "popular" historians I like better than Manchester, this book should definitely be part of any collection of works about that time. There are numerous reviews of it ar the time of its release that seem to say it serves to resurrect the glamor of Camelot. Still it does the job and helps inspire and illuminate what we could be, instead of despair over the baser instincts we have yet to overcome.

  • I love this book. After I read it, I wanted more to give as gifts. They were in good shape and priced well.

  • This book is not meant to be a historical recollection of scholarly aptitude about the presidency and politics of the late Mr. Kennedy. In the first few sentences of the introduction, Mr. Manchester made that completely clear. His aim, I believe, was to offer an intimate view of the president from the perspective of an intimate friend. President Kennedy had been dead for 21 years before I was born and 41 years would pass after his assassination until I took great interest in his life and presidency this year. In reading this book, I fell in love with every aspect of him: his personality, family, politics, and overall warmth, and though Kennedy's persona is enigmatic in itself, I don't think that I would have admired him as strongly as I do without the masterful yet intimate writing of this book. It doesn't offer an objective or scholarly approach to Kennedy's life. It offers an intimate one. I laughed, cried, and fumed while reading this book, trapped in the illusion that I was actually there with the senator in his race for the presidency, during his presidency, and even in his personal life back in the 50s and 60s, even though the reality was that I was born 21 years after his assassination. I am not too strongly politically inclined; I recommend this book strongly to anyone who just wants to know who the late former president was as a man, son, father, husband, and president. It is a great book. And the fact that it is loaded with pictures is a plus as well.

  • This is a great book from the pictures to the text. It gives you a real person look at John F. Kennedy as the man and then him as President and how the overlapped. Also you get a real incite of JFK's humor and a real glimpse of how he was with his children. You also get a few glimpses at why he made certain choices tat certain times which has not always been covered very well before, but this book gives you it in a regular persons view point which sheds alot of light on what he was going through as well how this train of thinking helped this country. Very good book to add to you any collection.

  • A time when we were inspired by our President to go out and do good works! We could use that kind of President again. Inspiring and heart warming.

  • As Manchester is wont to do, he waxes poetic about historical figures he has put up on pedastals. If you are assembling a library devoted to the Camelot myth, this book will be essential to your collection. However, if you are looking for a useful historical examination of JFK, this book will prove to be largely useless. Richard Reeves' "Profile in Power," in print for almost 10 years now, shows that one can avoid hero worship while also avoiding character assissination, and is infinitely more useful to the reader than this fluff. Robert Dallek's far more recent "An Unfinished Life" is also to be recommended far above this.
    As Manchester now sheds the mortal coil, one can see that his books on Churchill, MacArthur & Kennedy say a lot more about Manchester than they ever did about their respective subjects. This is a man who seemed to need to have heroes to worship, and he worshipped them most uncritically. He also made a lot of money stoking the fires of hero-worship along the way. However, in the long term it does not make for good history, and as a historian Manchester is rather lacking. I suspect that in another generation, he will virtually forgotten by serious students of history.