Camelot is the story of Mary Springer, an up-and-coming White House reporter from a small Maryland paper who is - by the standards of 1963 - way ahead of her time. Mary's personal and professional lives converge once she becomes involved in a crisis when city planners want to raze a mostly black neighborhood and build luxury apartments. Protests ensue, and elements of the white community go on the offensive with tragic consequences.
Working beside Jay Broderick, a charismatic photographer, and Don Johnson, a gifted young black man recently returned from the freedom rides to the South, Mary finally connects with the spirit of liberty and egalitarianism that are the legacy of the Camelot years. Mary's evolution from personal ambition to public spirit is set against a background of advancing civil rights, and the first stirrings of American involvement in Vietnam.
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CAMELOTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A very dated fictional hagiography of the Kennedy era, written by novelist and journalist Rivers (Indecent Behavior, 1990; Slick Spins and Fractured Facts, 1996, etc.) in a tone so reverent that it ... Read full review
CamelotUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Rivers (Indecent Behavior, Dutton, 1990) offers a picture of the early 1960s mainly from the perspectives of two twentysomethings at a small-town newspaper outside Washington, DC. Mary Springer, the ... Read full review