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Kennedy v. Nixon : The Presidential Election of 1960

By: Kallina, Edmund F.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Gainesville : UPF, 2006Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9780813036540.Subject(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1960 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Kennedy v. Nixon : The Presidential Election of 1960DDC classification: 973.921 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments ix; Cast of Characters xi; Introduction 1; 1. National Party Politics in the 1950s 4; 2. Kennedy and Nixon before 1960 25; 3. John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Nomination 49; 4. Richard M. Nixon and the Republican Nomination 81; 5. The General Election Campaign, July 28-September 25 97; 6. The General Election Campaign, September 26-October 21 117; 7. Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign 135; 8. The Final Days of the General Election Campaign, October 22-November 7 158; 9. November 8, 1960, and Its Aftermath 177; 10. The Myths of 1960 201; Appendix 215
Notes 217Sources 261; Index 279
Summary: Based upon research conducted at four presidential libraries--those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon--Kallina is able to make observations and share insights unavailable in the immediate aftermath of one of the closest races in American presidential history
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Contents; Acknowledgments ix; Cast of Characters xi; Introduction 1; 1. National Party Politics in the 1950s 4; 2. Kennedy and Nixon before 1960 25; 3. John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Nomination 49; 4. Richard M. Nixon and the Republican Nomination 81; 5. The General Election Campaign, July 28-September 25 97; 6. The General Election Campaign, September 26-October 21 117; 7. Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign 135; 8. The Final Days of the General Election Campaign, October 22-November 7 158; 9. November 8, 1960, and Its Aftermath 177; 10. The Myths of 1960 201; Appendix 215

Notes 217Sources 261; Index 279

Based upon research conducted at four presidential libraries--those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon--Kallina is able to make observations and share insights unavailable in the immediate aftermath of one of the closest races in American presidential history

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Despite an impressive recent bevy of books on the presidential election of 1960, such as William J. Rorabaugh's The Real Making of the President: Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 Election (CH, Sep'09, 47-0483), Kallina (Univ. of Central Florida) brushes off the familiar stories associated with one of the most pivotal elections of the 20th century. Publishing his book on the 50th anniversary of the election, Kallina's real purpose is to strip away the mythology of Camelot that was erected by "court historians" and courtiers such as Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Theodore White immediately after Kennedy's assassination. This revisionist account turns many of the assumptions about this election on their heads. Going into the first televised debates between the two presidential candidates, Nixon considered himself to have the upper hand, based on Kennedy's fumbled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that summer. Likewise, Nixon had higher approval ratings with the NAACP and such luminaries as Jackie Robinson, yet he failed to attract black voters because his campaign staff lacked the necessary infrastructure to capture their critical support. Specialists and general readers alike will be rewarded with this new, valuable addition to the literature on this historic election. Summing Up; Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. B. Miller University of Cincinnati

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