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The Resource John F. Kennedy, Peter J. Ling

John F. Kennedy, Peter J. Ling

Label
John F. Kennedy
Title
John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Ling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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{u2019}s largely positive appraisal of this glamorous historical figure and professional historians{u2019} 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 far did he manage to advance them? What was the Kennedy style of governance? Why was he killed and how can we explain the unprecedented outpouring of grief that his death elicited? How has his memory evolved since 1963? Acclaimed biographer Peter J. Ling explores all these important questions, sifting and synthesizing the prodigious mass of Kennedy scholarship to provide readers with a fresh and strongly contextualized portrait of the man and his presidency. John F. Kennedy will be essential reading for students of modern American history and anyone else seeking to understand the political and private life of America{u2019}s best known president. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ling, Peter J.
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.L55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge historical biographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Kennedy, John F
Label
John F. Kennedy, Peter J. Ling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The second son -- Kennedy and the Democrats -- The 1960 campaign -- "Let us begin": triumph, fiascos, and crises -- Brinkmanship: the missile crisis and other challenges -- The scale of change: Birmingham, the test ban and Vietnam -- The mysteries of November 22 1963 -- Images and actions -- Remembrance -- Bibliographical essay
Control code
841518547
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780415528863
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841518547
Label
John F. Kennedy, Peter J. Ling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The second son -- Kennedy and the Democrats -- The 1960 campaign -- "Let us begin": triumph, fiascos, and crises -- Brinkmanship: the missile crisis and other challenges -- The scale of change: Birmingham, the test ban and Vietnam -- The mysteries of November 22 1963 -- Images and actions -- Remembrance -- Bibliographical essay
Control code
841518547
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780415528863
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841518547

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