Richard Reeves

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Richard Reeves is a writer, columnist, and Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He has written many presidential biographies including President Kennedy: Profile of Power, which was honored by Time magazine as the Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993, President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination, and his most recent book, Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House, released in 2010. 

Articles by this Contributor

September 1993

Jack Kennedy came into the White House determined to dismantle his Republican predecessor’s rigid, formal staff organization in favor of a spontaneous, flexible, hands-on management style. Thirty years Bill Clinton seems determined to do the same thing. He would do well to remember that what it got JFK was the Bay of Pigs and the Vietnam War.

November 1993

Living with an endlessly vexing and compelling President thirty years after Dallas

December 1994

America looked good to a high school senior then, and that year looks wonderfully safe to us now, but it was a time of tumult for all that, and there were plenty of shadows along with the sunshine

December 1996

A VETERAN JOURNALIST reflects on how public discourse has been tarnished by the press’s relentless war against Presidents—including his own biggest offense

December 1998

You’ve likely never heard of her

August/September 2002

A recent presidential edict will make it harder for historians to practice their trade.

November/December 2004

February/March 2006

What a skeptical biographer discovered about a very elusive subject