In this inspiring memoir, adviser and speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin evokes the hopes, dreams, and ideals of an extraordinary and turbulent decade.
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A graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School, Richard N. Goodwin began his career as a law clerk to Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter and as special counsel to the congressional subcommittee investigating the quiz-show scandals. During the Kennedy administration, Goodwin served as deputy assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs and as secretary-general of the Peace Corps. In 1964, he became a special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, for whom he wrote the landmark “We Shall Overcome” speech in support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and also originated the Great Society programs. After leaving government service, Goodwin taught at Wesleyan University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The author of several books, including Promises to Keep and Remembering America, he lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife, Doris Kearns Goodwin.Review:
“More powerfully than any other chronicler of the 60’s, Mr. Goodwin has re-created the soaring hopefulness that suffused American liberals in the early years of the decade and the sense of loss and betrayal that enveloped them at its end.” —The New York Times
“Intimate, percipient, wry, marvelously anecdotal and often profound in its grasp of politics, character and paradox. John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson walk through these pages like major characters in a big novel.” —Norman Mailer
“This is more than a history, more than a memoir. It is a literary achievement that wonderfully relives its time.” —John Kenneth Galbraith
“Remembering America is an absolutely compelling book about the sixties; a beautifully accurate narrative of a man who saw it all from the inside. It was a unique period in American history—a time of hope and a time of tragedy—and Dick Goodwin has captured it all.” —Tip O’Neill
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Descripción Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110060972416
Descripción Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0060972416
Descripción Harpercollins, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0060972416