You Must Remember This: A Reporter’s Odyssey from Camelot to Glasnost
You Must Remember This is published on the 40th anniversary of the most exhilarating, turbulent, violent and tragic year in modern U.S. political history. In it, author Lansing Lamont offers the personal eyewitness narrative of a national magazine correspondent who covered the assassinations, riots and burnings that accompanied the fiercely fought presidential campaign that year – 1968. He etches the personalities and characters of the outsize figures who commanded the political stage. Forty years later, the nation is consumed with another fateful presidential campaign, another war, another transformative young political figure who has excitingly captured the public’s imagination as Robert Kennedy did in 1968. What was it like reporting the legendary events of ’68? How do the two years, 1968 and 2008 – the stakes, the key players, the national moods – compare? 1968 is the transforming year in a broad canvas of exciting decades, from the Kennedys’ Camelot to 9/11, which You Must Remember This explores through the eyes of a veteran journalist who was there when it happened.
“Marvelous ferment of wit, New York nostalgia, and an unillusioned insider’s eye for Washington, D.C. politics in the sixties and seventies. Anyone who came of age in the second half of the twentieth century will find it irresistible.” – Thomas Fleming, historian and author of The Perils of Peace: America’s Struggle to Survive After Yorktown and Mysteries of My Father
“Lamont writes with perfect pitch about the Cold War and its key players. This is at once a charming, affectionate autobiography and an important piece of political history.” – Robert B. Semple, Pultizer-Prize winning journalist, Member of the New York Times Editorial Board
About the Author: Lansing Lamont
264 Pages 6.25×9.25