Then Everything Changed by Jeff Greenfield
Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan

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The New York Times bestseller from Jeff Greenfield, the renowned CBS News senior political correspondent and veteran of CNN and ABC news, offering an alternative history of America. These things are true: * In December 1960, a suicide bomber paused when he saw the young President-elect John F. Kennedy's family come to the door to wave good-bye.... * In June 1968, Robert F. Kennedy declared victory in California, and then instead of heading to another ballroom, as intended, was hustled off through the kitchen.... * In October 1976, President Ford made a critical gaffe in a debate against Jimmy Carter, turning the tide in an election that had been rapidly narrowing. But what if they had gone the other way? In three narratives based on memoirs, oral histories, fresh reporting with key participants, and his own knowledge of the principal players, Jeff Greenfield explores how accidents of fate could have altered the course of history. The scenarios that Greenfield depicts are startlingly realistic, rich in detail, shocking in their projections, but always deeply, remarkably plausible.
 

About Jeff Greenfield

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JEFF GREENFIELD is the host of the PBS news show Need to Know, a Yahoo! News columnist, and a veteran of CBS News, ABC News, and CNN. A five-time EmmyAward winner, he is the author of twelve books. He lives in New York City and Santa Barbara.
 
Published March 8, 2011 by Berkley. 448 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction
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Greenfield unfolds scenario after scenario to show that history can turn on the smallest of moments, and then he examines the real historical record to ponder some of the attendant ironies.

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In the first story President-elect Kennedy is killed by a suicide bomber named Richard Pavlick — in real life, a CNN column reports, that retired postal worker was arrested in Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 15, 1960, in a car filled with dynamite — and the vice president-elect, Johnson, ascends to the...

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Publishers Weekly

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Speculation isn't history, but it's catnip to pundits and journalists like veteran CBS News reporter and commentator Greenfield (The Real Campaign), who can be excused for this romp into what ifs.

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New York Journal of Books

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Then Everything Changed by Jeff Greenfield is an ambitious book that takes three important pieces of recent American presidential history and simply changes them.

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Book Reporter

Greenfield, the senior political correspondent at CBS News and a veteran reporter at CNN and ABC, has an impressive political resume that includes stints with Robert Kennedy and New York Mayor John Lindsay.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

In this collection of three fictional pieces — rooted firmly in fact and in Greenfield’s own deep experience as political participant and observer — Greenfield ponders what might have happened if an actual, but long-forgotten, assassination plot against John F.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

In this collection of three fictional pieces — rooted firmly in fact and in Greenfield’s own deep experience as political participant and observer — Greenfield ponders what might have happened if an actual, but long-forgotten, assassination plot against John F.

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Defense Media Network

Armageddon 1962, which airs on the Military Channel on Oct. 22, hosted a discussion at the Newseum with authors Eric Swedin, Jeff Greenfield, and John D.

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Alternate History Weekly Update

An Emmy-award winning veteran of politics and news, Greenfield bring his first-hand knowledge of the American political system and supports it with detailed research.

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