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Campaign of the century : Kennedy, Nixon, and the election of 1960  Cover Image Book Book

Campaign of the century : Kennedy, Nixon, and the election of 1960 / Irwin F. Gellman.

Gellman, Irwin F., (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780300218268
  • ISBN: 0300218265
  • Physical Description: xix, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] ; Yale University Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-452) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface The history written by the winners -- Jack and Dick -- Team Kennedy -- The unifier -- The least attractive candidate -- Not a political type -- The whippersnapper and the Riverboat Gambler team up -- The waiting game -- No capacity for sensible advice -- "One of Us" -- Mending fences -- Uniting republicans -- Starting the contest -- The catholic candidate -- The great debates -- The Democrats' frantic finale -- Nixon's plan for winning -- How they voted -- But did he win? -- Between myth and reality.
Summary, etc.:
The 1960 presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon is one of the most frequently described political events of the twentieth century, yet the accounts to date have been remarkably unbalanced. Far more attention is given to Kennedy's side than to Nixon's. The imbalance began with the first book on that election, Theodore White's The Making of the President 1960-in which (as he later admitted) White deliberately cast Kennedy as the hero and Nixon as the villain-and it has been perpetuated in almost every book since then. Few historians have attempted an unbiased account of the election, and none have done the archival research that Irwin F. Gellman has done. Based on previously unused sources such as the FBI's surveillance of JFK and the papers of Leon Jaworski, vice-presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, and many others, this book presents the first even-handed history of both the primary campaigns and the general election. The result is a fresh, engaging chronicle that shatters long-held myths and reveals the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates.
Subject: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Presidents > United States > Election > 1960.
Political campaigns > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1953-1961.
√Čtats-Unis > Politique et gouvernement > 1953-1961.

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Salem Free Public Library 324.973 GEL (Text) 33640143788564 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/06/2022

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