One Brief Shining Moment
by William Manchester
Michael Joseph 1983 [First Edition], ISBN 071812376X, full page colour photographic plates, black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white photographs throughout, large format hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
"John Kennedy and William Manchester first met in Boston in 1946. Young New England vets, they both still recovering from crippling wounds suffered in the Pacific, where they both had been in fierce combat. While their careers would diverge, the friendship and respect that had spontaneously developed when they first met, grew and deepened over the years.
Knowing Manchester, confident of his discretion, and certain that he not only did not want but would never accept a government position, President Kennedy was extraordinarily candid in their conversations. JFK encouraged Manchester to expand a series of magazine articles int the book Portrait of a President. Because of that work, JFK's widow and his brother Bobby selected Manchester to write the authorised history of the assassination, The Death of a President. Research for that book gave Manchester extensive and frequently exclusive access to the President's family, friends, and aides."