March 29, 2018

A Companion to John F. Kennedy - download pdf or read online

By Marc J. Selverstone

ISBN-10: 1444350366

ISBN-13: 9781444350364

A significant other to John F. Kennedy provides a entire selection of historiographical essays addressing the existence and management of the nation’s thirty fifth president.

  • Features unique contributions from top Kennedy scholars
  • Reassesses  Kennedy, his management, and the period of the hot Frontier
  • Reconsiders appropriate Kennedy scholarship and issues to new avenues of research
  • Considers the most important crises confronted by means of Kennedy, in addition to family matters together with women’s matters and civil rights

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2011) Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. New York: Simon & Schuster. R. , eds. (2002) The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. W. Norton. WRITING KENNEDY 29 Miroff, B. (1976) Pragmatic Illusions: The Presidential Politics of John F. Kennedy. New York: McKay. O’Brien, M. (2005) John F. Kennedy: A Biography. New York: St. Martin’s Press. O’Brien, M. (2009) Rethinking Kennedy: An Interpretive Biography. Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee. E. (1986) The Impact of Illness on World Leaders.

Thurston Clarke’s JFK’s Last Hundred Days (2013) most fits the scope of this chapter. Primarily through the mining of the JFK oral histories at the Kennedy Library, through Jacqueline Kennedy’s recently published oral history, and through WRITING KENNEDY 27 the opening of additional President Kennedy tapes, Clarke, a freelance historian, wrote an entertaining, detailed, day-by-day account of those final three and a half months, adding to what we know about President Kennedy, albeit not in any significant way.

Kennedy witnessed the incompetency, recklessness, and posturing of high-ranking officers in the war zone and the superpatriots at home eager to endanger young American lives abroad. The cynicism he acquired as a junior officer accompanied him into his presidency. Kennedy’s brother Joe’s 1944 death in an aircraft explosion, Dallek discovered, could have been averted if the British had been alerted to turn off their coastal radar. Dallek added little to what was already known about Kennedy’s time in Congress.

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