The Resource Listening in : the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ; selected and introduced by Ted Widmer ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy

Listening in : the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ; selected and introduced by Ted Widmer ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy

Label
Listening in : the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy
Title
Listening in
Title remainder
the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ; selected and introduced by Ted Widmer ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies, and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material> JFK was elected president when civil rights tensions were near the boiling point, and Americans feared a nuclear war. Confronted with complex dilemmas necessitating swift and unprecedented action, President Kennedy engaged in intense discussion and debate with his cabinet members and other advisors. Now, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and historian Ted Widmer have carefully selected the most compelling and important of these remarkable recordings onto two 75-minute CDs for the first time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cabinet grappling with the day-to-day business of the White House and guiding the nation through a hazardous era of uncertainty. Accompanied by extensively annotated transcripts of the recordings and with a foreword by Caroline Kennedy, Listening In delivers the story behind the story in the unguarded words and voices of the decision-makers themselves. Listening In covers watershed events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space Race, Vietnam, and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and offers fascinating glimpses into the intellectual methodology of a president and his brilliant, eclectic brain trust
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.922092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.L57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Widmer, Edward L
  • John F. Kennedy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
Label
Listening in : the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ; selected and introduced by Ted Widmer ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-300) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The burden and the glory
  • History
  • Politics
  • Civil Rights
  • Cuba
  • The bomb
  • Space
  • Vietnam
  • The world as it is
Control code
ocn777625013
Dimensions
25 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781401324568
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2012014803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021397673
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)777625013
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Listening in : the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ; selected and introduced by Ted Widmer ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy
Publication
Accompanying material
2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-300) and index
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The burden and the glory
  • History
  • Politics
  • Civil Rights
  • Cuba
  • The bomb
  • Space
  • Vietnam
  • The world as it is
Control code
ocn777625013
Dimensions
25 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781401324568
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2012014803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021397673
Other physical details
illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)777625013
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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