Journals: 1952-2000 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


For more than half a century, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was at the vital center of American political and cultural life. From his entrance into political leadership circles in the 1950s through his years in the Kennedy White House and up until his very last days, he was that rare thing, a master historian who enjoyed an extraordinary eyewitness vantage on history as it was being made. For most of his adult life, Schlesinger dutifully recorded his experiences and opinions in journals. At his request in his final days, his oldest son, Stephen Schlesinger, and his brother Andrew, edited his journals for publication by The Penguin Press in 2007.