Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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A lively, intimate memoir that vividly recalls the idealism of the Kennedy administration.

As deputy attorney general under Bobby Kennedy and then attorney general and under secretary of state for Lyndon Johnson, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach offers a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other issues of the day. In this engaging memoir, by turns intensely dramatic and charmingly matter-of-fact, we are treated to a ringside seat for Katzenbach's confrontation with segregationist governor George C. Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama, his efforts to steer the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress, and then his transition to the State Department, where he served at the center of the storm over Vietnam. In the political climate of this election season, Some of It Was Fun provides a refreshing reminder of the hopes and struggles of an earlier era, speaking both to readers who came of age in the 1960s and to a generation of young people looking to that period for political inspiration.
  

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Review: Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

A modestly written and thoroughly insightful book by one of the heroes of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Anyone interested in civil rights, public service, or the role of excellent lawyers working for the public good should read this book. Read full review

Review: Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ

User Review  - Andy Miller - Goodreads

Great book, liked the honest balance in his appraisal of his relationships with JFK, LBJ and RFK. When he was AG his office had sign that said "Our office wins win justice is done" Isn't that true for all prosecutors? Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Nicholas deB Katzenbach (1922 - 2012) taught law at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, before becoming senior vice president and general counsel for IBM.

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