Books: With Salinger

WITH KENNEDY by Pierre Salinger. 391 pages. Doubleday. $5.95.

"What I have attempted to write down on these pages," notes the author, "is a view of life at the center of power." Well, not quite. Pierre Salinger was at the White House during the entire Kennedy Administration, and highly visible. But as press secretary, he was not privy to history-making conversations; thus, he has little that is fresh to add to the anecdotal history of the time.

He has one story of considerable interest, however. He believes that Nikita

Khrushchev helped Kennedy win the 1960 presidential election.

During a visit to the Soviet Union in...

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