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The Resource Listening in, The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy and Ted Widmer

Listening in, The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy and Ted Widmer

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Listening in, The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy
Title
Listening in
Title number
The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Kennedy and Ted Widmer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To mark John F. Kennedy's centennial, celebrate the life and legacy of the 35th President of the United States. In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material. JFK was elected president when Civil Rights tensions were near the boiling point, and Americans feared a nuclear war. Confronted with complex dilemmas necessitating swift and unprecedented action, President Kennedy engaged in intense discussion and debate with his cabinet members and other advisors. Now, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the John F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have carefully selected the most compelling and important of these remarkable recordings for release, fully restored and re-mastered onto two 75-minute CDs for the first time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cabinet grappling with the day-to-day business of the White House and guiding the nation through a hazardous era of uncertainty. Accompanied by extensively annotated transcripts of the recordings, and with a foreword by Caroline Kennedy, Listening In delivers the story behind the story in the unguarded words and voices of the decision-makers themselves. Listening In covers watershed events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, Vietnam, and the arms race, and offers fascinating glimpses into the intellectual methodology of a circumspect president and his brilliant, eclectic brain trust. Just as the unique vision of President John F. Kennedy continues to resonate half a century after his stirring speeches and bold policy decisions, the documentary candor of Listening In imparts a vivid, breathtaking immediacy that will significantly expand our understanding of his time in office
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Kennedy, Caroline
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 20th Century
  • Executive Branch
Target audience
adult
Label
Listening in, The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy and Ted Widmer
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12219578
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780316330602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12219578
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12219578
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Listening in, The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy and Ted Widmer
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12219578
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780316330602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12219578
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12219578
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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