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The Dark Side of Camelot
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Format:Trade Paperback $19.99 $24.99 CAD
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In this widely acclaimed and bestselling book, the award-winning investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh reveals a John F. Kennedy we have never seen before, a man insulated from the normal consequences of behavior long before he entered the White House. His father, Joe, set the pattern: Kennedys could do exactly what they wanted. There was no secret that money and charm could not hide. Kennedys wrote their own moral code.
By the end of Jack Kennedy’s life, his private recklessness had begun to edge into his public life, putting him — and his nation — at risk. Now, for the first time, Seymour Hersh tells the real story of those risks, as he brilliantly re-creates the life and world of a crisis-driven president who maintained a facade of cool toughness while negotiating private compromises unknown to even his closest advisers.
“Not merely a great read, Much of what’s in The Dark Side of Camelot is also 1) new; 2) shocking; 3) well supported; and 4) worth knowing.” –Jacob Weisberg, Slate
- On Sale
- Sep 1, 1998
- Page Count
- 528 pages
- Back Bay Books