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Robert Dallek is the author of Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White Home; An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963; and Nixon and Kissinger, among other books. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, and Vanity Fair. Dallek is an elected fellow of the mostrar mais American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president in 2004-2005. He lives in Washington, D.C. mostrar menos

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Camelot's Court (2013) 162 cópias
Harry S. Truman (2008) 134 cópias

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It was interesting and illuminating. Kennedy died before I was born but I have watched that film every year of my life and have always placed Kennedy on a pedestal. This book gave me a more realistic view.
I knew he slept with women other than his wife , but his letter and diary entries paint a particularly explicit and unsettling portrait.
He was also more of a "politician " than I realized.
 
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cspiwak | outras 20 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
50-- Harry S. Truman by Robert Dallek (read 3 Nov. 2023) This is a very good short treatment of its subject, though iI over -emphasized some negative things. History has shown the many things Truman did right, and we can be glad the 1844 Democratic Convention did what it did--though at the time I bitterly disagreed. But I was only 19 and I am glad Harry Truman became president and Wallace did not
 
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Schmerguls | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 3, 2023 |
 
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CMDoherty | Oct 3, 2023 |
This is an extraordinarily clear and detailed biography of the legendary yet all too human American president, John F. Kennedy. Robert Dallek, author of an acclaimed two-volume biography of Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, has found, remarkably, untapped sources to bring additional life and light to Kennedy's story. Chief among these new resources are vast elements of Kennedy's medical records, which indicate both the excruciating pain and personal contortions JFK went through in an effort to serve well as president while also keeping his disturbing medical conditions from the public. Kennedy emerges from this book as not a great or epic president but as a very human being whose reach often exceeded his grasp and who sometimes did not reach far nor fast enough. The picture the reader is left with is of an admirable, physically brave and stalwart man, who had a genius for the subtleties of politics and an occasional, unfortunate penchant for learning from his mistakes only after making large ones. It is a fine book about a remarkable man.… (mais)
 
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jumblejim | outras 20 resenhas | Aug 26, 2023 |

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