Nation: Jack & Mac

Throughout the week, in the White House and aboard the yacht Honey Fitz, the President of the U.S. and the Prime Minister of Great Britain talked earnestly. Their styles differed: John Kennedy spoke briskly, changing the subject whenever the conversation began to lag, while Harold Macmillan preferred a chattier, more leisurely pace. Their aims differed too: Kennedy was anxious to impress Macmillan with his ability to lead not only the U.S. but the free world; Macmillan was eager to convince Kennedy of Britain's value as an honest broker in the cold war. From...

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