By Jeff Greenfield
"On the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination, this is often the booklet to learn. An clever, usually haunting booklet approximately what the USA and the realm could have appeared like if John Kennedy had lived."--Fareed Zakaria
From one of many country’s such a lot outstanding political commentators, the bestselling writer of Then every little thing Changed, a unprecedented, thought-provoking examine Kennedy’s presidency—after November 22, 1963.
November 22, 1963: JFK doesn't die. What might take place to his lifestyles, his presidency, his state, his world?
In Then every little thing Changed, Jeff Greenfield created an “utterly compelling” (Joe Klein), “riveting” (The big apple Times), “eye-opening” (Peggy Noonan), “captivating” (Doris Kearns Goodwin) exploration of 3 glossy exchange histories, “with the type of political perception and mind's eye simply he possesses” (David Gregory). according to memoirs, histories, oral histories, clean reporting, and his personal wisdom of the avid gamers, the publication checked out the tiny hinges of history—and the extreme alterations that may have resulted in the event that they had long past one other way.
Now he offers his so much compelling narrative of all in regards to the ancient occasion that has riveted us for 50 years. What if Kennedy weren't killed that fateful day? What may the 1964 crusade have gave the look of? could alterations were made to the price ticket? How might Kennedy, in his moment time period, have approached Vietnam, civil rights, the chilly struggle? With Hoover as an enemy, could his indiscreet deepest lifestyles eventually became public? may his wellbeing and fitness matters became so serious as to actually cripple his presidency? And what small turns of destiny within the days and years sooner than Dallas may have stored him from ever achieving the White residence within the first place?
As with Then every little thing Changed, the solutions Greenfield offers and the situations he develops are startlingly sensible, wealthy intimately, surprising of their projections, yet regularly deeply, remarkably believable. it's a journey de strength of yankee political background.