Caroline Kennedy to Visit Memphis | Arts & Culture
Next month the Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Caroline Kennedy.
She is coming to Memphis to to discuss and sign her new book, "Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy".
The book is scheduled to be released on September 25.
Here is a brief synopsis of the book:
"In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room. The result is a priceless historical archive comprising some 265 hours of taped material. JFK was elected president when Civil Rights tensions were near the boiling point, and Americans feared a nuclear war. Confronted with complex dilemmas necessitating swift and unprecedented action, President Kennedy engaged in intense discussion and debate with his cabinet members and other advisors.Now, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the John F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have carefully selected the most compelling and important of these remarkable recordings for release, fully restored and re-mastered onto two 75-minute CDs for the first time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cabinet grappling with the day-to-day business of the White House and guiding the nation through a hazardous era of uncertainty.Kennedy wrote the forward to the book."
She is expected to be at the store on October 10.
The store will require line tickets and pre-sale vouchers will be available beginning September 10.