Journals, 1952-2000

by Arthur M. Schlesinger

Paper Book, 2007




New York : Penguin Press, 2007.


The distinguished political historian's journals provide an intimate history of post-war America, the writer's contributions to multiple presidential administrations, and his relationships with numerous cultural and intellectual figures.

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LibraryThing member Nancy-Jean
A wonderful recapturing of some of Mr. Sclesinger;s pivitol moments, as well as this Country's pivotal moments of history.
LibraryThing member Doondeck
Very interesting review of historian Schlesinger's involvement in history. Brought back many memories of the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon eras. Arthur is definitely a name dropper! And, while pleading poverty how did he manage such a courtly lifestyle?
LibraryThing member HadriantheBlind
Impressive and long view of a history and policy career starting with Adlai Stevenson and ending with the start of the Bush years. Schlesinger has a lot of friends in the higher circles, and it's interesting to hear of his conversations and portraits of them.

On a side note, he mentions my hometown early on, and describes it is full of 'juvenile delinquents' and the 'worst crowd in years'. Not much has changed in 60 years, it seems.… (more)



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