May 23, 2004 |
If there is little earth-rattlingly new to say about Jack and Jackie Kennedy, their private lives, their restive travels together and separately, the international aristocrats, butchering dictators, arms dealers, piratical shipping magnates, aging debutantes, desiccated diplomats, dress designers, fashionable hairdressers and antiques experts they cultivated along with the obligatory politicians, reporters and other useful and often loathed Washington insiders, Sally Bedell Smith at least says
March 4, 2004 |
Jim Johnson's first political activity was licking envelopes for Hubert Humphrey's 1948 Senate campaign. He was 4 years old. Now, 56 years later, after working with politicians from Edmund S. Muskie to Walter F. Mondale, after stints as head of Fannie Mae, the Kennedy Center and the Brookings Institution, Johnson has yet another role in politics as leader of Sen. John F. Kerry's effort to select a running mate. He has been there before.
December 21, 2001 |
After more than four decades, the Kennedy industry is as strong as ever. Every year, publishers issue dozens of books on the Kennedy clan, and these past months have been no exception. Clearly, there is a hard core of Kennedy book devotees, much like there is a solid niche audience for books on each day of each battle of the Civil War.
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April 26, 2001
It was an exchange reminiscent of Lloyd Bentsen's put-down of Dan Quayle in 1988, when he said "I knew Jack Kennedy . . . you are no Jack Kennedy." The latest Tom Hayden-Jack Weiss tiff in the 5th Council District race involves who is more representative of the Robert F. Kennedy legacy.
March 3, 2001 |
Believe all of it at your own risk. But "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot" is serviceable melodrama and a heckuva good cry. As was much of the history it tells. This NBC two-parter is drawn from J. Randy Taraborrelli's book of the same title, covering a 27-year period ending in 1980.
August 13, 2000 |
William Gargan, star of "Martin Kane, Private Eye," a popular early '50s TV detective show, knew who was staying upstairs in the penthouse suite of a three-story apartment building at 522 N. Rossmore Ave. Gargan and his wife, Mary, had been sworn to secrecy not to reveal his identity. But as they sat watching the roll call at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, they had a surprise visit from their surreptitious neighbor. Sen. John F.