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The Resource Kennedy & Nixon : the rivalry that shaped postwar America, Christopher Matthews

Kennedy & Nixon : the rivalry that shaped postwar America, Christopher Matthews

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Kennedy & Nixon : the rivalry that shaped postwar America
Title
Kennedy & Nixon
Title remainder
the rivalry that shaped postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Matthews
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • John Kennedy and Richard Nixon shared a dream of being the great young leader of their age. Starting as congressmen in the class of 1946, the two men developed a friendship and admiration for each other that would last for more than a decade. But what drove history, Matthews shows, was the enmity between these two towering figures whose 1960 presidential contest would set the nation's bitter course for years to come
  • In this startling dual portrait - a modern-day Amadeus, with Nixon as the talented, frustrated, always outdone Salieri to Kennedy's Mozart, the charismatic genius - Matthews shows how the early fondness between the two men (Kennedy told a trusted friend that if he didn't receive the Democratic nomination in 1960, he would vote for Nixon) degenerated into distrust and paranoia, the same emotions that, in the early 1970s, ravaged the nation
  • Christopher Matthews's revealing book sheds new light on this complicated relationship and the role that it played in shaping America's history
  • John Kennedy and Richard Nixon shared a dream of being the great young leader of their age. Starting as congressmen in the class of 1946, the two men developed a friendship and admiration for each other that would last for more than a decade. But what drove history, Matthews shows, was the enmity between these two towering figures whose 1960 presidential contest would set the nation's bitter course for years to come
  • In this startling dual portrait - a modern-day Amadeus, with Nixon as the talented, frustrated, always outdone Salieri to Kennedy's Mozart, the charismatic genius - Matthews shows how the early fondness between the two men (Kennedy told a trusted friend that if he didn't receive the Democratic nomination in 1960, he would vote for Nixon) degenerated into distrust and paranoia, the same emotions that, in the early 1970s, ravaged the nation
  • Christopher Matthews's revealing book sheds new light on this complicated relationship and the role that it played in shaping America's history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthews, Christopher
Dewey number
973.922/092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.1
LC item number
.M38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • United States
Label
Kennedy & Nixon : the rivalry that shaped postwar America, Christopher Matthews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World War II was their greatest campaign manager -- Strangers on a train -- While Kennedy slept -- The castle or the outhouse -- Cloth coats and lace curtains -- Hall mates -- Profiles in ambition -- Two men on third -- Kennedy versus Nixon -- The great debate -- Bearing any burden -- The verdict -- If -- Bay of Pigs -- Coup de grace -- Diem -- Dallas -- Eternal flame -- The new Nixon -- 1968 -- Haunting -- Escalation -- Interlude -- Targeting Teddy -- Smoking gun -- Kennedy versus Nixon-again -- Death of a presidency -- Twilight struggle
Control code
34514616
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
377 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684810300
Lccn
96015677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kennedy & Nixon : the rivalry that shaped postwar America, Christopher Matthews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World War II was their greatest campaign manager -- Strangers on a train -- While Kennedy slept -- The castle or the outhouse -- Cloth coats and lace curtains -- Hall mates -- Profiles in ambition -- Two men on third -- Kennedy versus Nixon -- The great debate -- Bearing any burden -- The verdict -- If -- Bay of Pigs -- Coup de grace -- Diem -- Dallas -- Eternal flame -- The new Nixon -- 1968 -- Haunting -- Escalation -- Interlude -- Targeting Teddy -- Smoking gun -- Kennedy versus Nixon-again -- Death of a presidency -- Twilight struggle
Control code
34514616
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
377 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684810300
Lccn
96015677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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