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Akers discusses the 1960 presidential campaign, his posting to New Zealand, his work with Robert Kennedy and the senator’s assassination.
Blaik discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) love of football, civil rights arbitration in Birmingham, Alabama, and JFK’s views on the system of appointments to West Point, among other issues.
Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...
Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, among other issues.
Butterworth discusses Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.’s ambassadorship with Great Britain, his relationship to General George C. Marshall and John Foster Dulles, relations between the U.S. and Canada during the time that Butterworth served as ambassador to Canada, among other issues.
Cahill discusses Democratic politics in Massachusetts and nationally from the 1910s to 1960s, touching in particular upon John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald’s political career, John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) 1946 congressional campaign, and the 1956 Democratic National Convention at which JFK was nominated for vice president, among other issues.
Chayes discusses Cabinet and other appointments in the Kennedy administration, including the reasons why Dean Rusk was chosen as Secretary of State; the appointment of John F. Kennedy’s Solicitor General; and use of executive privilege.
Edelman discusses why Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) decided to run for president in 1968, RFK’s relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson, and his position on the Vietnam War, among other issues.
Edelman discusses Robert F. Kennedy's (RFK) 1965 legislative agenda, speeches, and statements, RFK’s relationship with Jacob K. Javits, and RFK’s support of community action, among other issues.
Frost discusses life in the Pacific Theater, the rescue mission, and operating PT boats, among other issues.
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