Books: Instant History

LET US BEGIN, edited by Richard L Grossman (144 pp.; Simon & Schuster; $1.95), is part of a rash of books about the New Frontier. John Kennedy had been in the White House for a little more than two weeks when a task force of 14 writers and photographers was at work recording, in words and pictures, the first 100 days of his new Administration. The contributors include men and women of such established reputation as Princeton's History Professor Eric F. (Rendezvous with Destiny) Goldman and the London Economist's Barbara Ward, but their product is a weird paste-up. Many of the...

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