The Presidency: Summer Interlude

In muggy, midsummer Washington, Summer Bachelor John Kennedy worked early and late on the problems of state, arriving in his office well ahead of his staff and retiring to the deserted White House at dusk with sheaves of work under his arm. After 18 months in the presidency, during which he has suffered as many downs as ups, the President these days looks cool, controlled and relaxed. Those who see him regularly think he has tempered his anguish at being unable to remake the nation, or to win over Harry Byrd, overnight....

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