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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.
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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).
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