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.
It is just so easy to scream "tabloid trash" without having read the book.
Did you know that JFK and RFK micro-managed plots involving the Mafia to kill Castro, and that the Vietnam War is JFK's legacy, not something he would have ended?
I have read a number of books of Mr. Hersh and I was an little bit disappointed on the amount of hearsay and annonymous sources that was used in this one.
This is a disturbing book. Having read James Douglass' JFK and The Unspeakable, and Peter Janney's Mary's Mosaic (see my reviews), I thought I had a pretty good idea of what was... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Davidicus
This well written book will break your heart if you are a JFK fan like I was...After reading it I no longer felt reverence for JFK. Poor Jackie, she put up with a lot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by V. Mccabe
A book that should be read. He did stick to the title and write about the dark side. It was a frightening awakening. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deborah Brown
This book was written in true tabloid style with the only actual siting of references is the phrase, "in an interview for this book" throughout the entire book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jerry Irelan
My review of The Dark Side of Camelot will be like the book itself: straight forward, rock solid and pulling no punches. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
Very informative, ecept for his PT heroics in the Navy, he was very dishonest, and more of a womanizer than Clinton. His
mafia ties were also very interesting