Annotations for Capturing Camelot : Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys


Baker & Taylor
A keepsake photo portrait of the Kennedy family in the 1960s shares insights from the photographer's insider perspectives and depicts the 35th President's family life and days in the White House. By the best-selling author of Oprah: A Biography. 100,000 first printing.

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McMillan Palgrave

A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time

A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK's best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family. Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children. His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity.
Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley--Tretick's close friend--about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.



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