John F. Kennedy.
By: Ling, Peter J.Material type: BookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Historical Biographies: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (329 p.).ISBN: 9781134713257.Subject(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: John F. KennedyDDC classification: 973.922092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; John F. Kennedy; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of plates; Chronology of the Kennedy presidency; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The second son; 2 Kennedy and the Democrats; 3 The 1960 campaign; 4 "Let us begin": Triumph, fiascoes, and crises; 5 Brinkmanship: The Missile Crisis and other challenges; 6 The scale of change: Birmingham, the test ban, and Vietnam; 7 The mysteries of November 22, 1963; 8 Images and actions; 9 Remembrance; 10 Bibliographical essay; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
A lively concise and cutting-edge biography of one of the towering figures of 20th-century history. Of all the US presidents of the post-Second World War period, John F. Kennedy is the most clearly idolized. There is a well-documented gulf between the public's largely positive appraisal of this glamorous historical figure and professional historians' skeptical and mixed evaluation of a president who had only a foreshortened single term in which to make his mark. What made JFK the man he was? How does he fit into the politics of his time? What were his policy goals, how did they shift, and how
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