JFK in Ireland: Four Days that Changed a President Hardcover – 28 Oct 2010
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‘In the manner of Woodward and Bernstein … [Tubridy] displays a surreptitious gift for giving the foreground a fictive gloss in pursuit of the truth. Still pursuing the truth, his authorial master stroke is a simple one. He balances the subjective prose-eye with the more distanced eye of the camera.’ The Scotsman
About the Author
Ryan Tubridy is an award winning television and radio presenter for RTE in Ireland.
Currently, Tubridy presents 'The Tubridy Show' on RTE Radio 1 and is host of the 'Late Late Show', the world's longest running chat show. Since taking over in 2009 he has interviewed a number of international and acclaimed personalities from the Osbournes to Bertie Ahern and Jermaine Jackson.
In the summer of 2009 Tubridy was named 'Dubliner of the Year' by The Dubliner.
Top Customer Reviews
It took fortitude to approach this topic, given the plethora of Kennedy books on the market, the revisionist tone of many on looking back on the 'Kennedy myth',and the dubious nature of Irish American politics connections to the most unhappy types of paddywhackery.
However, his courage is well rewarded with a fascinating and beautifully presented tome that takes us back to different times and while certainly presenting Kennedy in a favourable light, gives an accurate representation of the effect the charismatic young American had on the emergent Irish nation and the genuine spell that he wove over the many who saw him during those four hectic days
Whatever one's political views on 'Camelot' with the hindisight of fifty years, there is no gainsaying Tubridy's accurate reflection that, in landing in the grey and isolated Ireland of the 1960s, he brought colour to monochrome, confidence to the deflated, and hope to the depressed.
The many excellently chosen pictures show not only the Ireland of the time, but also the contrast between the tired grey faces of the civil war survivors who made up the most of the country's political elite and the energetic young President who connected physically and emotionally with the hundreds of thousand who came to see him.
Tubridy is strong on the effects of Kennedy's visit on Ireland, as a nation, but also writes interestingly on the country's effect on JFK.Read more ›
My father has already finished it and said it is a wonderful knowledge filled book.
(Arrived extremely fast, in perfect condition and at a wonderful price.)
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got this for my dad as he had been talking about it arrived quickly and well packaged very good price and my dad loved itPublished on 15 Feb. 2013 by loui
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