Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paperback 855: The Remarkable Kennedys / Joe McCarthy (Popular Giant PC 850)

Paperback 855: Popular Giant PC 850 (1st ptg, 1960)

Title: The Remarkable Kennedys
Author: Joe McCarthy
Cover artist: photo cover

Estimated value: $5-8


Best things about this cover:

  • That remarkable hair. He's actually holding a nail in his left hand, and he's about to drive it into the desk with his head.
  • Remarkably, this book was published in February 1960, well before JFK was president. It is a slim little piece of Americana/Propaganda.
  • Not *that* Joe McCarthy (I assume).


Best things about this back cover: 

  • John Folksy Kennedy.
  • Wow, Eunice was a tall drink of water.
  • The unreadable subtitle on that Robert F. Kennedy book is "The McClellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa and Corrupt Labor Unions"

Page 123~

"He did well, but he would have done much better if he had somebody with him who knew the score instead of all those crew-cut college boys in their silk suits," one veteran says.

"Crew-College Boys In Their Silk Suits" sounds like a niche-market pin-up calendar.


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Jean said...

I couldn't resist looking up Joe McCarthy. He would turn his hand to any kind of writing, looks like.

I will never understand why the Kennedy boys were vaunted as these handsome guys. They were really weird-looking, to my mind.

Unknown said...

Jean, if you consider the presidents who came before JFK you realize that he at looks more conventionally handsome than his predecessors who all looked like granddads. But yeah, his eyes are too close together.