Schlesinger

Schlesinger

The Imperial Historian

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WW Norton
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917–2007), known today as the architect of John F. Kennedy’s presidential legacy, blazed an extraordinary path from Harvard University to wartime London to the West Wing. The son of a pioneering historian—and a two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner in his own right—Schlesinger redefined the art of presidential biography. A Thousand Days, his best-selling and immensely influential record of the Kennedy administration, cemented Schlesinger’s place as one of the nation’s greatest political image makers and a key figure of the American intellectual elite—a peer and contemporary of Reinhold Niebuhr, Isaiah Berlin, and Adlai Stevenson.The first major biography of this defining figure in Kennedy’s Camelot, Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian presents a dramatic life and career set against the backdrop of the American Century. Biographer Richard Aldous draws on oral history, rarely seen archival documents, and the official Schlesinger papers to craft a portrait of the incandescently brilliant and controversial historian who framed America’s ascent to global empire.
The first major biography ofpreeminent historian and intellectualArthur Schlesinger Jr., a definingfigure in Kennedy’s White House.

Baker & Taylor
A major portrait of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr. traces his architecture of JFK's presidential legacy, his achievements as a biographer, his talents as a political image maker and the enduring influence of his best-selling A Thousand Days.

Publisher: New York : W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393244700
0393244709
Branch Call Number: On Order
Characteristics: pages cm

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