John F. Kennedy and a New Generation (3rd edition)
By: David Burner (author)Paperback
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In this biography, David Burner explores the controversies, successes, and failures in the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy--and how he shaped the modern American consciousness. Burner discusses John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) as both an individual and a leader, allowing the reader to examine the changes that took place in the American political and social systems as reflected in the hopeful days of Kennedy's "Camelot." Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the "Library of American Biography" series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
Editor's Preface Author's Preface. 1. Being a Kennedy. 2. The Rise to Stardom, 1945-1960. 3. On the Hustings. 4. A New Generation. 5. At the Brink? 6. The Cuban Missile Crisis 7. Kennedy's Fears on Vietnam. 8. Fires of Frustration. 9. Now We Are All Keynesians. 10. "The Torch Is Passed." Study and Discussion Questions Bibliography. Index.
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