Portrait of Camelot
A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House [With DVD]
Publication Date: November 2010
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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.
Praise for Portrait of Camelot:
"Like the TV series Mad Men, this book is also a remarkable period piece . . . informative and beautiful." --Publishers Weekly
"This informative and beautiful book, which shouldn't stay on the coffee table, includes a DVD with film footage of the Kennedy family on vacation."
"If you care about Camelot, this is a book you won't want to miss, a perfect commemoration of a presidency that happened what seems like a very long time ago."
Richard Reeves, the bestselling author of such books as "President Kennedy: Profile in Power", is an award-winning journalist who has worked for "The" "New York Times", written for "The New Yorker", and served as chief correspondent for "Frontline" on PBS. Currently the senior lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, he lives in Los Angeles.
Harvey Sawler is a well-known Canadian tourism consultant, and the author of seven books, including the non-fiction works Frank McKenna: Beyond Politics, Twenty-First Century Irvings, Last Canadian Beer: The Moosehead Story, On the Road with Dutch Mason (with co-author David Bedford), and the novels The Penguin Man, One Single Hour, and Saving Mrs. Kennedy. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Harvey has spent most of his life in Atlantic Canada and lives at Bellevue Cove, Prince Edward Island.