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Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House Hardcover – November 1, 2010
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About the Author
Richard Reeves has received dozens of awards for his work in print, television, and film. He is Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Cecil Stoughton studied with Alfred Eisenstadt and Margaret Bourke-White in the U.S. Army photographer training program and then joined the Army’s Public Information Office.
Harvey Sawler is a Canadian author who interviewed Cecil Stoughton extensively before the photographer’s death in 2008.
Top Customer Reviews
You have of course the pictures in the White House, many of which have never been seen before. There's one of John -John alone in the Rose Garden which is quite unique. There are also pictures in Hyannis Port with the family relaxing. It's literally all here and it's magical.
Prominent historian Richard Reeves has written the narrative to this book. In addition to JFK, he has written acclaimed biographies of Presidents Reagan, and Nixon. It is very fitting and appropriate that Stoughton's work is being strengthened by Reeves's written contributions.
There are a few things you need to know before you order the book:
1) All the pictures were done using 1960's chemical based photography, or another words pre-digital, but they are still spectacular.
2) Keep in mind that John Kennedy's father, Joseph Kennedy at one time owned the RKO Motion Picture Studios. This means the father always had access to the finest cameras, photographers, and techniques available. Joe Kennedy was always thinking ahead, and historian Richard Reeves has made the point that the father knew exactly what he was doing when he had the home movies made in terms of their political implications decades later.
3) There are many pictures in the book that Jackie would have never allowed due to privacy.Read more ›
If you enjoy history, and want to see some great images form the Kennedy era, this is it.
I have accumulated many books over the years, mostly dealing with the assasination,but there were relatively few books that just covered the times from his public office.
The quality of the book is great, the majority of photos are sharp and clear, and in color. Something that back then I rarely saw. Newsprint and TV were black & white predominately.
For those who are Kennedy admirers or those interested in his Presidency, this book is highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Photographer Cecil Stoughton grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where I live! So proud of him as the Kennedy's White House Photographer!Published 1 month ago by Wanda P. Gardner
John currently lives in New York, at an undisclosed location with his actual family (APART from his illicitly fake wife, Jacqueline, and illegitimate children John, Patrick). Read morePublished 4 months ago by The Sequined Demure
It came...the second time we ordered it...without any damage. We bought it as a gift for someone else, so we had no intention of reading it. I think she will like it.Published 15 months ago by Julie Thompson