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A Companion to John F. Kennedy.

By: Selverstone, Marc J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (642 p.).ISBN: 9781118608807.Subject(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to John F. KennedyDDC classification: 973.922092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: The Biographies; Chapter One: Writing Kennedy; Part II: Politics before the Presidency; Chapter Two: Kennedy in Congress; In the House; In the Senate; The South and Civil Rights; Foreign Policy and the Missile Gap; Labor Racketeering and Reform; The Media; Congress and the President; Chapter Three: The Election of 1960; Background; Rivals; Kennedy's Youth and Health; Experience; Catholicism; Winning Delegates; Organization, Money, and Television; Primaries; The Democratic National Convention
Nixon and the RepublicansThe South; The Religious Issue; The Great Debates; The Late Campaign; Victory; Further Reading; Part III: Managing the Presidency; Chapter Four: The First Family; Such a Large Family; Jackie; Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.; Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy; Eunice Kennedy and R. Sargent Shriver Jr.; Edward M. Kennedy; Chapter Five: Robert F. Kennedy; Introduction; Brothers; Political Partnership; Bahía de Cochinos; Oxford Town; "We Have Some Big Trouble. I Want You Over Here"; Conclusion; Chapter Six: Theodore Sorensen
The Senate Years, 1953-61Sorensen in the Kennedy White House; Sorensen after Kennedy; Sorensen, Kennedy, and the "New Political History"; Chapter Seven: The Action Intellectuals; Kennedy and the Professors; Defense Intellectuals and Foreign Policy Principals; Walt Rostow and Modernization Theory; Conclusion; Chapter Eight: Congress; Institutional and Procedural Matters; Civil Rights; Domestic Policy; International Affairs; Foreign Aid; Vietnam; Israel; Cuba; Other Studies; Chapter Nine: Civil-Military Relations; Introduction; Historiography; Organizational and Functional Changes
Civil-Military Relations during a Series of Foreign Policy CrisesConclusions; Chapter Ten: The Media; Media-Savvy Patriarch: Joseph P. Kennedy's Press Cultivation; PT-109; Before 1960: The Press, Television, and JFK; "Image and Substance": Kennedy's Campaign Advertisements; The Great Debates: Television Triumphs; The New Presidential Press Conference: Live and on Television; "The Vast Wasteland": Regulating Broadcasting in the New Frontier; "The Jackie Show" and "The Bobby Show": The Kennedys and Prime-Time TV Documentaries; The Missiles of October and the Press
Black Weekend: The Assassination in a New Media EnvironmentMr. Zapruder's Home Movie; Press Compliance and the Creation of "Camelot"; Fifty Years On: Kennedy Obsession and Media Fascination; Part IV: Hot Spots; Chapter Eleven: Berlin; Kennedy's Berlin Questions; Changing Perspectives; 1961: Securing West Berlin; 1962: Moving beyond Berlin - and Back; 1963: Maintaining America's Alliance - and America's Berlin; Post-1963: Legacies and Enduring Fascination; Chapter Twelve: Cuba; The 1960 Campaign; The Bay of Pigs; Operation Mongoose; The Cuban Missile Crisis; Other Issues
Chapter Thirteen: Laos
Summary: <i>A Companion to John F. Kennedy</i> presents a comprehensive collection of historiographical essays addressing the life and administration of the nation's 35th president. <ul><li>Features original contributions from leading Kennedy scholars</li><li>Reassesses  Kennedy, his administration, and the era of the New Frontier</li><li>Reconsiders relevant Kennedy scholarship and points to new avenues of research</li><li>Considers the major crises faced by Kennedy, along with domestic issues including women's issues and civil rights</li></ul>
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Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part I: The Biographies; Chapter One: Writing Kennedy; Part II: Politics before the Presidency; Chapter Two: Kennedy in Congress; In the House; In the Senate; The South and Civil Rights; Foreign Policy and the Missile Gap; Labor Racketeering and Reform; The Media; Congress and the President; Chapter Three: The Election of 1960; Background; Rivals; Kennedy's Youth and Health; Experience; Catholicism; Winning Delegates; Organization, Money, and Television; Primaries; The Democratic National Convention

Nixon and the RepublicansThe South; The Religious Issue; The Great Debates; The Late Campaign; Victory; Further Reading; Part III: Managing the Presidency; Chapter Four: The First Family; Such a Large Family; Jackie; Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.; Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy; Eunice Kennedy and R. Sargent Shriver Jr.; Edward M. Kennedy; Chapter Five: Robert F. Kennedy; Introduction; Brothers; Political Partnership; Bahía de Cochinos; Oxford Town; "We Have Some Big Trouble. I Want You Over Here"; Conclusion; Chapter Six: Theodore Sorensen

The Senate Years, 1953-61Sorensen in the Kennedy White House; Sorensen after Kennedy; Sorensen, Kennedy, and the "New Political History"; Chapter Seven: The Action Intellectuals; Kennedy and the Professors; Defense Intellectuals and Foreign Policy Principals; Walt Rostow and Modernization Theory; Conclusion; Chapter Eight: Congress; Institutional and Procedural Matters; Civil Rights; Domestic Policy; International Affairs; Foreign Aid; Vietnam; Israel; Cuba; Other Studies; Chapter Nine: Civil-Military Relations; Introduction; Historiography; Organizational and Functional Changes

Civil-Military Relations during a Series of Foreign Policy CrisesConclusions; Chapter Ten: The Media; Media-Savvy Patriarch: Joseph P. Kennedy's Press Cultivation; PT-109; Before 1960: The Press, Television, and JFK; "Image and Substance": Kennedy's Campaign Advertisements; The Great Debates: Television Triumphs; The New Presidential Press Conference: Live and on Television; "The Vast Wasteland": Regulating Broadcasting in the New Frontier; "The Jackie Show" and "The Bobby Show": The Kennedys and Prime-Time TV Documentaries; The Missiles of October and the Press

Black Weekend: The Assassination in a New Media EnvironmentMr. Zapruder's Home Movie; Press Compliance and the Creation of "Camelot"; Fifty Years On: Kennedy Obsession and Media Fascination; Part IV: Hot Spots; Chapter Eleven: Berlin; Kennedy's Berlin Questions; Changing Perspectives; 1961: Securing West Berlin; 1962: Moving beyond Berlin - and Back; 1963: Maintaining America's Alliance - and America's Berlin; Post-1963: Legacies and Enduring Fascination; Chapter Twelve: Cuba; The 1960 Campaign; The Bay of Pigs; Operation Mongoose; The Cuban Missile Crisis; Other Issues

Chapter Thirteen: Laos

<i>A Companion to John F. Kennedy</i> presents a comprehensive collection of historiographical essays addressing the life and administration of the nation's 35th president. <ul><li>Features original contributions from leading Kennedy scholars</li><li>Reassesses  Kennedy, his administration, and the era of the New Frontier</li><li>Reconsiders relevant Kennedy scholarship and points to new avenues of research</li><li>Considers the major crises faced by Kennedy, along with domestic issues including women's issues and civil rights</li></ul>

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<p> Marc Selverstone is Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virgina's Miller Center. He is the author of Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945-1950 (2009), which won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is currently writing The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam .</p>

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