Authors on Audio: Jeff Shesol

An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.


An historian, cartoonist, and former speechwriter in the Clinton Administration, Jeff Shesol is also the author of several books, including Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud that Defined a Decade. His new book is Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War, which Kirkus calls “a welcome retelling of a significant piece of the Cold War saga and the opening of the space frontier [and] a good choice for readers interested in the Cold War, the space race, and the 1960s American political landscape.”

Shesol recently discussed Mercury Rising with author/attorney Talmage Boston. Listen to the podcast here.

[Photo by Rebecca Epstein.]
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