Then Everything Changed
Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reaga n
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The New York Times bestseller from Jeff Greenfield, the renowned CBS News senior political correspondent and veteran of CNN and ABC news, offering an alternative history of America. These things are true: * In December 1960, a suicide bomber paused when he saw the young President-elect John F. Kennedy's family come to the door to wave good-bye.... * In June 1968, Robert F. Kennedy declared victory in California, and then instead of heading to another ballroom, as intended, was hustled off through the kitchen.... * In October 1976, President Ford made a critical gaffe in a debate against Jimmy Carter, turning the tide in an election that had been rapidly narrowing. But what if they had gone the other way? In three narratives based on memoirs, oral histories, fresh reporting with key participants, and his own knowledge of the principal players, Jeff Greenfield explores how accidents of fate could have altered the course of history. The scenarios that Greenfield depicts are startlingly realistic, rich in detail, shocking in their projections, but always deeply, remarkably plausible.
From Publishers Weekly
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Excellently plausible alternate history
Greenfield's book has tales of excellently plausible alternate history. This is particularly true when it comes to a Robert Kennedy campaign and presidency. This is book is definitely worth checking out.
The author leads readers down so many hypothetical unreal alleys that one is left wondering what the editors drank the night before they approved the galleys.