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The Resource Letters to Kennedy, John Kenneth Galbraith ; edited by James Goodman

Letters to Kennedy, John Kenneth Galbraith ; edited by James Goodman

Label
Letters to Kennedy
Title
Letters to Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
John Kenneth Galbraith ; edited by James Goodman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A unique document in the history of the Kennedy years, these letters give us a firsthand look at the working relationship between a president and one of his close advisers, John Kenneth Galbraith. In an early letter, Galbraith mentions his "ambition to be the most reticent adviser in modern political history." But as a respected intellectual and author of the celebrated The Affluent Society, he was not to be positioned so lightly, and his letters are replete with valuable advice about economics, public policy, and the federal bureaucracy. As the United States' ambassador to India from 1961 to 1963, Galbraith made use of his position to counsel the President on foreign policy, especially as it bore on the Asian subcontinent and, ultimately, Vietnam." "Written with verve and wit, his letters were relished by a president who had little patience for foolish ideas or bad prose. They stand out today as a vibrant chronicle of some of the most subtle and critical moments in the days of the Kennedy administration - and a fascinating record of the counsel that Galbraith offered President Kennedy. Ranging from a pithy commentary on Kennedy's speech accepting the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination (and inaugurating the "New Frontier") to reflections on critical matters of state such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the threat of Communism in Indochina, Letters to Kennedy presents a rare, intimate picture of the lives and minds of a political intellectual and an intellectual politician during a particularly bright moment in American history."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Dewey number
973.922/092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.A4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goodman, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economists
  • Presidents
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Letters to Kennedy, John Kenneth Galbraith ; edited by James Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37854236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780674528376
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97038839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Letters to Kennedy, John Kenneth Galbraith ; edited by James Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37854236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780674528376
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97038839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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