Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

Jeff Greenfield


A remarkable and brilliantly enjoyable travel de strength of yankee politics from one in every of journalism's so much acclaimed commentators.

History activates a dime. A ignored assembly, a distinct number of phrases, and the end result alterations dramatically. Nowhere is that this more true than within the box the place Jeff Greenfield has spent such a lot of his operating existence, American politics, and in 3 dramatic narratives according to memoirs, histories, oral histories, clean reporting with newshounds and key members, and Greenfield's personal wisdom of the valuable gamers, he exhibits simply how amazing these adjustments might have been.

These issues are actual: In December 1960, a suicide bomber paused fatefully while he observed the younger president-elect's spouse and daughter come to the door to wave goodbye...In June 1968, RFK declared victory in California, after which rather than chatting with humans in one other ballroom, as meant, used to be hustled off during the kitchen...In October 1976, President Gerald Ford made a severe gaffe in a debate opposed to Jimmy Carter, turning the tide in an election that have been speedily narrowing.

But what if it had long past the opposite direction? The situations that Greenfield depicts are startlingly real looking, wealthy intimately, surprising of their projections, yet continually deeply, remarkably believable. you are going to by no means take into consideration contemporary American background within the related method again.

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