If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History

If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History

Jeff Greenfield


"On the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination, this can be the publication to learn. An clever, frequently haunting publication approximately what the United States and the area may have gave the look of if John Kennedy had lived."--Fareed Zakaria

From one of many country’s so much marvelous 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 may ensue 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 manhattan Times), “eye-opening” (Peggy Noonan), “captivating” (Doris Kearns Goodwin) exploration of 3 smooth trade histories, “with the type of political perception and mind's eye in simple terms he possesses” (David Gregory). in response to memoirs, histories, oral histories, clean reporting, and his personal wisdom of the avid gamers, the ebook checked out the tiny hinges of history—and the intense adjustments that may have resulted in the event that they had long gone 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 could the 1964 crusade have appeared like? may adjustments were made to the price ticket? How may Kennedy, in his moment time period, have approached Vietnam, civil rights, the chilly struggle? With Hoover as an enemy, could his indiscreet inner most existence eventually became public? may his healthiness concerns became so critical as to actually cripple his presidency? And what small turns of destiny within the days and years sooner than Dallas may need stored him from ever achieving the White condominium within the first place?

As with Then every thing Changed, the solutions Greenfield presents and the situations he develops are startlingly sensible, wealthy intimately, stunning of their projections, yet continuously deeply, remarkably believable. it's a journey de strength of yankee political heritage.

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