The Presidency: Battle of the Book

"I have to try. We might lose this, but I have to try. I can't lose all that I've tried to protect for these years. We have to do what is necessary. We have to sue."

With those anguished words to close friends last week, Jacqueline Kennedy set in motion the biggest brouhaha over a book that the nation has ever known. The book was no ordinary one: it was William Manchester's The Death of a President, which has been awaited as the authoritative account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in...

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