The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign

The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign

A freshly told, endlessly riveting story that captures the reader every step along the way. --D.......

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Title:The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign
Author:Thomas Oliphant
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ISBN:1501105566
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:433 pages

The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign Reviews

  • Amy
    Feb 08, 2017
    An extremely detailed, well-researched look inside the path of JFK. Disclaimer: Advance Reader Copy...
  • Bryan Craig
    Jun 14, 2017
    Most Kennedy history books cover the 1956 Democratic convention then jump to 1960. This is a good book, because it wasn't like that. JFK started his 1960 race much earlier. The authors also use forgotten oral history to cover the choice of LBJ as vice president. Well done....
  • Aaron Finestone
    Mar 25, 2017
    May 29 will be the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy. Our 35th President is remembered today for his personal style (drop dead handsome) and his inspiration to the nation ("Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."). However, his biggest achievement w...
  • Samantha Myers
    Mar 27, 2017
    I received this an ARC of this book from Netgalley and the publisher, Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review. I'm a Kennedy buff and pretty much devour anything related so I got excited when I was allowed an early copy. Long story short I think the work that Oliphant and Wilkie put into ...
  • D
    May 27, 2017
    This is a workmanlike job from two fine reporters, and is recommended for those who have not read much about JFK or the 1960 campaign; it is in effect an adequate, updated "companion" to Theodore H. White's Making Of The President 1960, but in no sense supplants it as literature. Also particularly r...
  • john Plowright
    May 06, 2017
    Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie’s ‘The Road to Camelot’ begins in 1955, with both Senate majority leader Lyndon Johnson and President Eisenhower suffering heart attacks – events which led Joseph Kennedy to plant the seed of significant presidential ambition in his second son, J...
  • KOMET
    Jun 02, 2017
    This magisterial, ambitious book traces, in considerable detail, the path John F. Kennedy undertook in his quest for the Presidency between 1955 and 1960. From the time Kennedy first ran for Congress in 1946, he faced many challenges - both professionally and personally (given the periodic precariou...
  • Patricia
    May 19, 2017
    As a Brit with a passion for history I'm embarrassed to say my American history knowledge is pretty sparse. But I, like many others, have an avid curiosity about The Kennedys. Even now all these years later, to someone who was born years after they died JFK and RFK's charisma and star quality shines...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    May 22, 2017
    This book gets one into the nitty gritty of 1950s politics and the election of JFK in 1960. It covers the maneuvers of the Kennedy camp as they sought to gain the White House and their campaigning from about 1956 to the close electoral victory in November of 1960. All the major players of Democratic...
  • Richard West
    Jun 14, 2017
    This is for political junkies like me.....JFK admirers.....followers of American history and anyone who is just fascinated by the political process, but not necessarily a junkie.John F. Kennedy did not suddenly decide in 1959 he was going to run for the Presidency in 1960 - he decided that in 1956 a...