Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov.


Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994,. Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov.

Oral history interview with Dean Rusk, 1985 Nov.

In this interview, Dean Rusk discusses David Halberstam's book, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. Rusk discounts the accuracy of Halberstam's reporting since he had no contact with the author. He speaks of working in the Truman administration and of Truman's relationship with Dean Acheson, Secretary of State. He discusses President Kennedy's appointment of Adlai Stevenson as United Nations Ambassador as well as his working and personal relationships with McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (62 min.)Transcript: 31 leaves.

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