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If Kennedy Lived


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JEFF GREENFIELD is the host of the PBS news show "Need to Know," a Yahoo! News columnist, and a veteran of CBS News, ABC News, and CNN. A five-time EmmyAward winner, he is the author of twelve books. He lives in New York City and Santa Barbara.


Praise for "If Kennedy Lived" "It can be an enlightening exercise to challenge the belief that what happened had to happen. Usually it didn't. In his diverting "If Kennedy Lived," Greenfield, the veteran political commentator, asks how things might have played out had John F. Kennedy survived in Dallas."--"The New York Times Book Review" "On the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, this is the book to read. An intelligent, often haunting book about what America and the world would have looked like if John Kennedy had lived . . . It's a clever, moving book."--Fareed Zakaria "Greenfield grounds his fictional history in research and interviews with some of the era's experts and, as in his previous excursion into alternative history, offers an ending that the reader will not see coming . . . Kennedy-era followers will enjoy this book."--"Library Journal" "Greenfield does good service in demythologizing JFK to suggest that, had he indeed lived, his second term might have been marked by scandal and controversy, a Camelot undone by the president's own proclivities as much as by the events of the time. . . . Well researched and thought through--an interesting, plausible exercise in pop history."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Jeff Greenfield "Shrewdly written, often riveting, gripping...Thanks to Mr. Greenfield's own familiarity with American politics and a lot of energetic research, he turns these twists of fate into accelerating historical snowballs that rumble through our recent history, altering the social landscape in ways both small and large."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "Not only thoughtful and sophisticated, but marked by the author's enthusiasm. Greenfield is having fun here, and you can feel it on every page. His scenarios are relentlessly grounded in plausibility. This is a book political junkies will adore."--Bryan Burrough, "The Washington Post" "Satisfying, entertaining, insightful. The key to Greenfield's success is that he knows his politics and the strengths and weaknesses of leaders. Greenfield's storytelling is compelling and his research superb."--"The Miami Herald" "Historians have long been tantalized by the what-ifs of history. In the hands of this tremendously gifted storyteller, "Then Everything Changed "will captivate the reader every step along the way."--Doris Kearns Goodwin "You expect intelligence and a devilish sense of humor and a profound knowledge of political history from Jeff Greenfield. But there is a deeper, haunting quality to this book as well. By adding a simple twist of fate, Greenfield brings fresh - and exhilarating - insights to the history of our times."--Joe Klein, columnist, "Time "magazine "Jeff Greenfield has taken the 'what-if' game and turned it into something else entirely - a trio of thought-provoking, interesting, and downright clever scenarios that remind us just how much individuals do matter."--Bob Schieffer, moderator, "Face the Nation"

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