Savage, Sean J., 1964-

JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party / Sean J. Savage. - Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004. - ix, 429 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. - SUNY series on the presidency . - SUNY series on the presidency. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-412) and index.

JFK and his party -- LBJ and his party -- The 1960 election : rivals and allies -- The party politics of public policy -- JFK, LBJ, and the DNC -- The politics of consensus : 1962-1964 -- The politics of dissensus : 1966-1968.

"JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party is a detailed, comprehensive, and provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s. Using many primary sources, including resources from presidential libraries, state and national archival material, public opinion polls, and numerous interviews, Sean J. Savage reveals for the first time the influence of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson on the chairmanship, operations, structure, and finances of the Democratic National Committee. Savage further enriches his account with telephone conversations recently released from the Kennedy and Johnson presidential libraries, along with rare photos of JFK and LBJ."--BOOK JACKET.

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Kennedy, John F. 1917-1963.
Johnson, Lyndon B. 1908-1973.

Democratic Party (U.S.)--History--20th century.

Political culture--History--United States--20th century.
Political culture--History--Massachusetts--20th century.
Political culture--History--Texas--20th century.

United States--Politics and government--1961-1963.
United States--Politics and government--1963-1969.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Politics and government--1951-

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