Reeves' new book explores life of JFK through different lens
Posted November 2, 2010
Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House , a book authored by journalism professor Richard Reeves (pictured, below right), is now available.
According to Publishers Weekly: "Like the TV series Mad Men, this book is also a remarkable period piece . . . informative and beautiful."
From the publisher (Abrams): "Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s election as president of the United States, this book is a revealing and intimate portrait of a leader, husband, and father as seen through the lens of Cecil Stoughton, the first official White House photographer. Stoughton’s close rapport with the president and first lady gave him extraordinary access to the Oval Office, the Kennedys’ private quarters and homes, to state dinners, cabinet meetings, diplomatic trips, and family holidays.
"Drawing on Stoughton’s unparalleled body of photographs, most rarely or never before reproduced, and supported by a deeply thoughtful narrative by political historian Richard Reeves, Portrait of Camelot is an unprecedented portrayal of the power, politics, and warmly personal aspects of Camelot’s 1,036 days.
"Packaged with a DVD created exclusively for this book, containing color and black-and-white film footage Stoughton created of the Kennedy family in the White House, in Hyannis Port, and on holidays."
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