The Dark Side of Camelot

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Little, Brown, Sep 1, 1998 - History - 528 pages
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This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication - becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year's most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation's leaders.

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Well researched and written. - Goodreads
Profoundly disturbing, exceptionally researched. - Goodreads
Hersh did his research and you can tell in this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - FC Schaefer - Goodreads

Seymour Hersh's THE DARK SIDE OF CAMELOT came out almost 20 years ago now and was quite a sensation with its tabloid tales of lying, manipulating, and infidelity by John F. Kennedy during his rise to ... Read full review

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I was expecting more from Hersh. There was a lot of information, repetition, footnotes, but only a few verifiable sources. It is quite true it felt more like a 500-page article than a political ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Seymour M. Hersh has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, four George Polk Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes, many of them for his work at the New York Times. In 2004, he won a National Magazine Award for public interest for his pieces on intelligence and the Iraq war. He lives in Washington, D.C. Chain of Command is his eighth book.

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