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Books 101 - 110
Letters to Kennedy

Galbraith John Kenneth

A unique document in the history of the Kennedy years, these letters give us a firsthand look at the working relationship between a president and one of his close advisers, John Kenneth Galbraith.

Love, Jack

Von Post Gunilla

John F.Kennedy was a young senator pursued by an Italian contessa and the impossing forces of his destiny. She was a twenty-one-year-old Swedish aristocrat away from home for the first time. Their accidental meeting at a port in the Riviera changed both their lives forever. Spanning two continents and the Atlantic Ocean, unfolding over a six-year period starting in 1953, "Love,Jack" is the story of a transcendent but heartbreaking love between two people at the peak of their youth and beauty, a love that seemed impossible but could not be denied. Here is an intimate portrait of John Kennedy never before seen: a gentle, kind and caring man, intensely passionate and full of life - but a man who faces great difficulty adjusting to the demanding role history and his father have assigned him.

Marilyn e JFK

Forestier Francois

Italian version.
Although the book is about their "relationship", the author leads you through their life and upbringing to give you a real understanding of their persona. It is fascinating to see how their childhood and certain events influenced the persons they came to be.

Mr Kennedy and the Negroes

olden Harry

This book is the story behind the Civil Rights Revolution. Harry Golden, one of the most gifted, literate and humane journalists in America in 60th, here, with the clarity, wit and vision for which he became famous, gives his documented account of the revolution which was shaking the conscience of the nation... of the men who were fighting for it and against it... and the man who risked his political life to make America understand it.

My twelve years with John F.Kennedy

Lincoln Evelyn

Intimate insights into the life and character of JFK are presented in this book by the person who in many ways knew him best. For twelve years Evelyn Lincoln was President Kennedy's personal secretary. Her desk was just outside his office door; she shared the journeys, the campaigning, the years in the Senate and his all-too-short Presidency.

Once Upon a Secret
[My affair with President John F.Kennedy and its aftermath]

Alford Mimi

In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington D.C. to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country - and Mimi was eager to contribute.
For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job was the chance of a lifetime. Although she started as a lowly intern, Mimi made an impression on Kennedy's inner circle and, after just three days at the White House, she was presented to the President Kennedy. Almost immediately the two began an affair that would continue for the next eighteen months.
In 2003, a Kennedy biographer mentioned "a tall, slender, beautiful nineteen-year-old college sophomore and White House intern, who worked in the press office" in reference to one of the President's affairs.
The disclosure set off a tabloid frenzy and soon exposed Mimi and the secret taht she had kept for forty-one years. Because her past had been revealed in such a shocking, public way, she was forced, for the first time, to examine the choices she'd made. She came to understand that shutting down one part of her life so completely had closed her off from so much more.
No longer defined by silence or shame, mimi Alford has finally unburdened herself with this searingly honest account of her life and her extremely private moments with a very public man.
"One Upon a Secret" offers a new and personal depiction of one of our most iconic leaders and a powerful, moving story of a woman coming to terms with her past and moving out of the shadows to reclaim the truth.

One Minute to Midnight

Dibbs Michael

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union appeared to be sliding inexorably toward a nuclear conflict over the placement of missiles in Cuba. Veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet and Cuban sources to produce the most authorative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis.

Prelude to Leadership
John F.Kennedy

The European Diary of John F.Kennedy - Summer 1945.
As World WarII was ending and the cold war was just beginning, a twenty-eight-year-old naval hero, decommissioned before war's end because of his injuries, traveled through a devastated Europe. During that trip, John F.Kennedy kept a diary. As the diary makes clear, that European trip was a turning point in the future President's life.

President Kennedy - Profile of Power
Reeves Richard
This book is the compelling, dramatic history of JFK's thousand days in office. It illuminates the presidential center of power by providing an in-depth look at the day-by-day decisions and dilemmas of the thirty-fifth president as he faced everything from the threat of nuclear war abroad to racial unrest at home.
Drew Robert
The landmark film that took us on the road to the Kennedy White House.
"A new kind of reporting, a new form of history" Robert Drew promised John F.Kennedy. He was proposing that a revolutionary, small camera operated by cameramen Ricky Leacock and sync sound recorder operated by himself, live with Kennedy day and night for nearly a week during the climax of his 1960 Wisconsin  presidential primary run against Hubert Humphrey. The resulting film, Primary, turned out to be a cinematic experience unique in the history of film, the first in the development of American cinema veritè, and a template for ground-breaking films Drew would later shoot in the Kennedy White House.

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