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The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey

Label
The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960
Title
The making of a Catholic president
Title remainder
Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960
Statement of responsibility
Shaun A. Casey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Making of a Catholic President, Shaun Casey tells the fascinating story of how the Kennedy presidential campaign transformed the "religion question" from a liability into an asset, making him the first (and still only) Catholic president. Drawing on extensive archival research, including many never-before-seen documents, Casey takes us inside the campaign to show Kennedy's chief advisors grappling with the staunch opposition to the candidate's Catholicism. Casey also reveals, for the first time, many of the Nixon campaign's efforts to tap in to anti-Catholic sentiment. The alliance between conservative Protestants and the Nixon campaign, he shows, laid the groundwork for the rise of the Religious Right. This book will shed light on one of the most talked-about elections in American history, as well as on the vexed relationship between religion and politics more generally." "With clear relevance to our own political situation - where politicians' religious beliefs seem more important and more volatile than ever - The Making of a Catholic President offers rare insights into one of the most extraordinary presidential campaigns in American history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casey, Shaun
Dewey number
322/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
E837.7
LC item number
.C38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Catholics
  • Religion and politics
  • Anti-Catholicism
Label
The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
The ghost of Al Smith -- The lay of the land -- The first tests -- Preparing for battle -- Mobilizing the troops -- Clandestine warfare -- A lion in a den of Daniels -- Endgame
Control code
221155349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780195374483
Lccn
2008030375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)221155349
Label
The making of a Catholic president : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, Shaun A. Casey
Publication
Note
Includes 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
The ghost of Al Smith -- The lay of the land -- The first tests -- Preparing for battle -- Mobilizing the troops -- Clandestine warfare -- A lion in a den of Daniels -- Endgame
Control code
221155349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780195374483
Lccn
2008030375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)221155349

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