One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

By William Manchester
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

9.22 Hours 12/20/2016 unabridged
Format: Digital Download
  • Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $15.96

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781455116034

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781455116041

  • $34.95

    ISBN: 9781455116010

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781455116027

William Manchester was friends with John F. Kennedy for two decades before the President’s assassination. In this work, the bestselling author of Portrait of a President and The Death of a President puts aside the tragedy of JFK’s death to celebrate the brightness of his life. Manchester recalls in intimate detail everything from family gatherings at Hyannis Port, to grueling campaign trips, and quiet evenings alone with the President in the White House family quarters. The resulting portrait provides listeners with myriad anecdotes and insights into a life of a man that bristled with vigor, competitiveness, and an unflagging drive for excellence, and shone with elegance, intelligence, and compassion. The book was important when it was first published, but now fills a new role as an antidote to the wave of political disillusionment in America.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

William Manchester was friends with John F. Kennedy for two decades before the President’s assassination. In this work, the bestselling author of Portrait of a President and The Death of a President puts aside the tragedy of JFK’s death to celebrate the brightness of his life.

Manchester recalls in intimate detail everything from family gatherings at Hyannis Port, to grueling campaign trips, and quiet evenings alone with the President in the White House family quarters. The resulting portrait provides listeners with myriad anecdotes and insights into a life of a man that bristled with vigor, competitiveness, and an unflagging drive for excellence, and shone with elegance, intelligence, and compassion.

The book was important when it was first published, but now fills a new role as an antidote to the wave of political disillusionment in America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Manchester has set out unblinkingly to revive Camelot…[and] does indeed make the Kennedy days look glamorous again.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
One Brief Shining Moment is not about mourning Kennedy’s death, but rather celebrating his life, and is filled with vivid details about family gatherings, arduous campaign trips, quiet evenings and a cornucopia of anecdotes about one of America’s most beloved and memorable presidents. Poignant, enlightening, and ultimately joyful, One Brief Shining Moment is highly recommended.” Midwest Book Review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: William Manchester

William Manchester (1922–2004) was an award-winning American author, biographer, historian, and a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. Among his many New York Times bestselling books are A World Lit Only by Fire; The Glory and the Dream; American Caesar; Goodbye, Darkness; and The Last Lion, a multivolume biography of Winston Churchill. He was also a recipient of the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English