Though scandals in the White House are nothing new, Hersh maintains that Kennedy's activities went beyond minor abuses of power and personal indulgences: they threatened the security of the nation--particularly in the realm of foreign policy--and the integrity of the office. Hersh believes it was only a matter of time before Kennedy's dealings were exposed, and only his popularity and charm, compounded by his premature death, spared such an investigation for so long. Exposure was further stalled by Bobby Kennedy's involvement in nefarious dealings, enabling him to bury any investigation of his brother and--by extension--himself.
Based on interviews with former Kennedy administration officials, former Secret Service agents, and hundreds of Kennedy's personal friends and associates, The Dark Side of Camelot rewrites the history of John F. Kennedy and his presidency.
John F. Kennedy was a hero in World War II, a Senator from Massachusetts, and became the first Catholic President in 1960. The White House is the official residence in Washington DC of the President of the United States. Fidel Castro led the revolution that deposed the dictator Fulgencio Batista from Cuba on New Years Day, 1959. Organized crime has operated in America's large cities since the nation's early years and is often structured by ethnic as well as geographical divisions.