Listening in : The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy. / Ted Widmer.
- ISBN: 9780316330602 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material. JFK was elected president when Civil Rights tensions were near the boiling point, and Americans feared a nuclear war. Confronted with complex dilemmas necessitating swift and unprecedented action, President Kennedy engaged in intense discussion and debate with his cabinet members and other advisors.Now, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the John F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have carefully selected the most compelling and important of these remarkable recordings have been transcribed and released for the first time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted,...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Hachette Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 13546 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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