First Edition of A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House; Signed by Arthur Schlesinger
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy In the White House.
Schlesinger, Arthur M.$750.00
Item Number: 2991
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine first state dust jacket priced at $9.00. Signed by Arthur Schlesinger on the title page. Uncommon signed.
A Thousand Days is "at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance" (New York Times). One of the few now classic works regarding the Kennedy White House years. The noted historian Schlesinger's name is inseparable from the president's administration he so influenced. Schlesinger role as former college-attendee and later speechwriter to Kennedy served to cast the Kennedy White House years more as America's Camelot. "From The Age of Jackson to The Age of Roosevelt to the two Kennedy biographies (which could as easily have been called 'The Age of the Kennedys'), Schlesinger can be seen to have written a gapped history of 150 years of 'triumphant liberalism'" (Boston Globe). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this is the classic study of the presidency of John F. Kennedy as told by a master historian who had the advantage of personally witnessing the great and tragic events of which he writes. "Of all the Kennedy books . . . this is the best." (Time).