March 04, 2012


Dirty Tricks in the 1960 Campaign

Just published: The Gumshoe and the Shrink: Guenther Reinhardt, Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, and the Secret History of the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon Election by David Robb.

New York Post: "In a foreshadowing of the Watergate break-in, Nixon's team infiltrated the offices of two of Kennedy's doctors in June 1960 and rummaged through them, looking to support rumors that the young candidate was, in fact, gravely ill. Once Kennedy and his campaign were alerted, they went into full-on attack mode, with Kennedy's father, Joe, tasking none other than Frank Sinatra to hire the best private eye he could find."










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