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

By: Giglio, James N, 1939-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: American presidency series: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2006Edition: 2nd ed., rev.Description: xvi, 360 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0700614362 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700614363 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700614575 (pbb. : alk. paper); 9780700614578 (pbb. : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963Additional physical formats: Online version:: Presidency of John F. Kennedy.DDC classification: 973.922/092 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Road to the White House -- Assuming command -- Year of crises and conflict -- More conflict and crises -- Launching the New Frontier -- Old ideas and new approaches -- The travail of civil rights -- The missiles of October -- The third world -- Image and reality -- Aftermath and assessment.
Review: "Like the first edition, this new edition provides a sharp and thoughtful analysis of both domestic and foreign affairs and underscores that, despite his undeniably brief tenure in office, the state of the nation actually did improve on Kennedy's watch. Featuring an expanded bibliographical essay and twenty-two photos from the JFK library, The Presidency of John F. Kennedy remains the definitive appraisal of Camelot's kingdom."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Road to the White House -- Assuming command -- Year of crises and conflict -- More conflict and crises -- Launching the New Frontier -- Old ideas and new approaches -- The travail of civil rights -- The missiles of October -- The third world -- Image and reality -- Aftermath and assessment.

"Like the first edition, this new edition provides a sharp and thoughtful analysis of both domestic and foreign affairs and underscores that, despite his undeniably brief tenure in office, the state of the nation actually did improve on Kennedy's watch. Featuring an expanded bibliographical essay and twenty-two photos from the JFK library, The Presidency of John F. Kennedy remains the definitive appraisal of Camelot's kingdom."--BOOK JACKET.

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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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