The private version, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh, is quite different. His meticulous investigation of Kennedy has revealed a wealth of indiscretions and malfeasance, ranging from frequent liaisons with prostitutes and mistresses to the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro to involvement in organized crime. Though scandals in the White House are nothing new, Hersh maintains that Kennedy's activities went beyond minor abuses of power and personal indulgences: they threatened the security of the nation--particularly in the realm of foreign policy--and the integrity of the office. Hersh believes it was only a matter of time before Kennedy's dealings were exposed, and only his popularity and charm, compounded by his premature death, spared such an investigation for so long. Exposure was further stalled by Bobby Kennedy's involvement in nefarious dealings, enabling him to bury any investigation of his brother and--by extension--himself.
Based on interviews with former Kennedy administration officials, former Secret Service agents, and hundreds of Kennedy's personal friends and associates, The Dark Side of Camelot rewrites the history of John F. Kennedy and his presidency. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Seymour Hersh's THE DARK SIDE OF CAMELOT came out almost 20 years ago now and was quite a sensation with its tabloid tales of lying, manipulating, and infidelity by John F. Read morePublished 1 month ago by F. C. Schaefer
If you're looking for a book filled with 'juicy gossip' about the Kennedy's marriage - you may be disappointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Likes to Learn
It's famous anyway, infamous indeed as THE work on the Kennedys. Rightfully so, shockingly so. If you want to explode the Irish JFK and Bobby myth, here it is naked before you (and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by stuart fogarty
I'm normally a fan of Sy Hersh, but this is a sloppy and badly-sourced hatchet job. It falls into the Noam Chomsky school of JFK-bashing revisionism that has been popular with some... Read morePublished 3 months ago by TLR
The Kennedy family is a crime syndicate and Joe was a 20's bootlegger with Al Capone but you have fight fire with fire. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SimonPaff
Good old Seymour. A necessary diatribe that provides some balance to the psychopaths of the Kennedy administration.Published 5 months ago by Frank J.