Daily Archives: November 25, 2010
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Nigel Hamilton takes Suetonius’s set formula for mini-biographies in The Twelve Caesars – where they came from, what they did in power, who shared their beds – and uses it to work over every US president from FDR to George W Bush…Who emerges well? Roosevelt, of course, with Eisenhower, Truman and Reagan not far behind. And badly? Bush Jr, inevitably; the warped, sometimes demented Nixon; but John F Kennedy, hopelessly in thrall to a world of lust, isn’t pavilioned in praise either. And, because he is essentially telling a sequential story as well as sketching his portraits, Hamilton also charts the rise, and perhaps the fall, of the American empire in human terms…That’s the wonder of history. The past isn’t dead.
source:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/24/american-caesars-nigel-hamilton from review by Peter Preston
I watched Nigel on cspan book TV talking about his book. He has done bios on JFK before. He is a Brit and they know best. He portrays JFK in a good light and I am sure that’s him on the cover too.