C - My books related to JFK Family

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Books 71 - 80
Mrs Kennedy and me
Hill Clint

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the secrete Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardin to a fircely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend.
Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

Mrs Kennedy : the missing history of the Kennedy years
Leaming Barbara

In this landmark work, critically acclaimed biographer Barbara Leaming has written the first full account - poignant and deeply sympathetic- of Jaqueline Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of John F.Kennedy's presidency.

Mutual Contempt
Shesol Jeff

Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy loathed each other. Larger-than-life rivalries have always fuelled American public life, but even in this context the visceral antagonism between Johnson and Kennedy was extraordinary - propelled by clashing personalities, contrasting views and an abiding animosity. Until 1963 the two men were held in an uneasy truce by their allegiance to John F.Kennedy, but fate and personal ambition would drive them apart, into a bitterness so deep that even civil conversation was often impossible.
Drawing on previously unexamined recordings and documents, as well as memoirs, biographies and scores of personal interviews, Jeff Shesol weaves the threads of this story into a tight and gripping narrative that reflects the profound impact of this relationship on politics, civil rights, the war on poverty and the war in Vietnam.

My life with Jacqueline Kennedy
Gallagher Mary Barelli

Reading this book in its entirety, one can fully understand the complexities of Jacqueline Kennedy's life and personality.
The author, Mary Gallagher, was uniquely situated to understand the real woman beneath the goddess-figure that the world has made of Jacqueline Kennedy, having been her personal secretary for eight years. She joined her in 1954 shortly after her marriage to Senator John F.Kennedy staying with her through the White House years.

Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes [Robert F.Kennedy's war against organized crime]
Goldfarb Ronald

When the newly elected president John F.Kennedy appointed his younger brother attorney general, there was a firestorm of criticism. Not only was the nepotism blatant, but Robert Kennedy had never tried a case in court. In addition, he was considered ruthless, highly politicized, and intemperate.
Ironically, this young man, widely thought to be unqualified, went on to become one of the most active, effective attorneys general in history.
Goldfarb tells the tale of how, under Kennedy's hands-on direction, law-enforcement agencies came together, pioneering new laws were crafted to fight organized crime and corruption.

President of the Other America
[Robert F.Kennedy & the Politics of Poverty]
Schmitt Edward R.

Robert Kennedy's abbreviated run for the presidency in 1968 has assumed almost mythical proportions in American memory. His campaign has been romanticized because of its tragic end, but also because of the foreign and domestic crises that surrounded it. Yet while most media coverage initially focused on Kennedy's opposition to the Vietnam War as the catalyst of his candidacy, another issue commanded just as much of his attention. That issue was poverty. Stumping across the country, he repeated the same anti-poverty themes before college students in Kansas and Indiana, loggers and women factory workers in Oregon, farmers in Nebraska, and business groups in New York. Although his calls to action sometimes met with apathy, he refused to modify his message. "if they don't care" he told one aide "the hell with them".

Questions of Controversy : The Kennedy Brothers
Ayton Mel

Intense controversy surrounds the lives of the Kennedy brothers : John, Robert and Edward Kennedy have all been the subject of close scrutiny for the latter part of the 20th century.
Based on his meticulous research, Mel Ayton attempts to sort fact from the fiction and to establish the truth about the three Kennedy brothers.

R.F.K. - A Photographer's Journal
Benson Harry

As a friend, advisor and attorney general to his brother, John F.Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy stood at the heart of Washington politics.
Harry Benson's images capture unprecedented intimate family outings and outdoor adventures with friends alongside every moment of Kennedy's brief but unforgettable. presidential run, from his announcement of his candidacy on St Patrick's day,1968 and the fervour and excitement of his days on the campaign trail, and all the way through his shocking assassination in Los Angeles and the long funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery.

RFK - Collected Speeches
Edwin O.Guthman & C.Richard Allen

Robert Kennedy died from an assassin's bullet on June 6,1968.
In 1993, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of that tragedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edwin O.Guthman, a confidant of RFK's, and C.Richard Allen  assembled a moving and eloquent volume of his speeches.

RFK - His Life and Death
Jacobs Jayl

Book written just after Robert Kennedy's assassination. It is a brief history of his life by Jay Jacobs, with an eyewitness account of the last 36 hrs by Kristi N. Witker.

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