A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

"A Thousand Days" is a comprehensive account of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, written by a close aide who had firsthand knowledge and access to the inner workings of the administration. The book delves into the policies, decisions, and the personal and political challenges faced by Kennedy during his short-lived presidency. It offers an in-depth analysis of his domestic and foreign policies, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and his efforts to combat poverty. It also provides an intimate portrait of Kennedy as a person, shedding light on his personal life, character, and leadership style.

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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 1965, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1.0.

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