Jack & Lem: John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings : the untold story of an extraordinary friendship

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Carroll & Graf ;
Pub. Date:
2007.
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English
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Jack and Lem explores the enduring friendship between John F. Kennedy and Kirk Lemoyne Billings (aka "Lem"). Jack Kennedy and Lem Billings met at Choate and remained friends until the Dallas gunfire that ended Kennedy's life thirty years later. Featuring interviews with Ben Bradlee, Gore Vidal, Ted Sorenson, friends, family, and many others, award?winning journalist David Pitts begins the story with the early friendship between the men. Though Lem never held an official role in the Kennedy administration, his friendship and insight were much valued, so much so that he had his own room at the White House. This is the story of Jack and Lem and the climate for gays during he Kennedy era ? the story of a great friendship that grew and survived against the odds.
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9780786719891
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title_display Jack & Lem : John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings : the untold story of an extraordinary friendship
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title_sub John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings : the untold story of an extraordinary friendship