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The presidency of John F. Kennedy / James N. Giglio.

By: Giglio, James N, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American presidency series: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1991Description: x, 334 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700605150 (alk. paper); 9780700605156 (alk. paper); 0700605207 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780700605200 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgera | United States Politics and government 1961-1963Additional physical formats: Online version:: Presidency of John F. Kennedy.; Online version:: Presidency of John F. Kennedy.DDC classification: 973.922/092 Other classification: 15.85 | 15.87
Contents:
The road to the White House -- Assuming command -- Year of crises and conflict -- More conflict and crises -- Launching the New Frontier -- Old ideas and newer approaches -- The travail of Civil Rights -- The missiles of October -- The third world -- Image and reality -- Aftermath and assessment.
Summary: History and analysis of the Kennedy presidency covering important domestic and foreign topics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-321) and index.

The road to the White House -- Assuming command -- Year of crises and conflict -- More conflict and crises -- Launching the New Frontier -- Old ideas and newer approaches -- The travail of Civil Rights -- The missiles of October -- The third world -- Image and reality -- Aftermath and assessment.

History and analysis of the Kennedy presidency covering important domestic and foreign topics.

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Historians continue to render mixed assessments of the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Giglio's balanced work finds a rare niche of mature scholarship occupied most prominently by Herbert Parmet's JFK (Ch, Jul'83). Giglio augments his own even-handed evaluation with opinions of scholars who have reached other conclusions. He considers Kennedy a remarkable man, if only an above average president. A fiscal conservative and social liberal, Kennedy advanced a traditional Democratic domestic agenda, but he encountered political barriers he could seldom surmount and left an undistinguished domestic record. Giglio assigns higher marks in foreign policy, judging Kennedy effective in managing crises if not in preventing them, and crediting him with improving America's image abroad. Giglio's dispassionate discussion of the Kennedy image sorts substance from sensation. Based as it is on secondary literature, there is little in this book that has not been discussed elsewhere; but seldom has it been presented with such thoughtful good judgment. All libraries. A. J. Dunar; University of Alabama in Huntsville

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