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The Resource John F. Kennedy, Alan Brinkley

John F. Kennedy, Alan Brinkley

Label
John F. Kennedy
Title
John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Alan Brinkley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961?the youngest man ever elected to the office?and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s. But as Alan Brinkley shows in his ... assessment, the reality of Kennedy's achievements was much more complex than the legend. His brief presidency encountered significant failures?among them the Bay of Pigs fiasco, which cast its shadow on nearly every national-security decision that followed. But Kennedy also had successes, among them the Cuban Missile Crisis and his belated but powerful stand against segregation. Kennedy seemed to live on a knife's edge, moving from one crisis to another?Cuba, Laos, Berlin, Vietnam, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. His controversial public life mirrored his hidden private life. He took risks that would seem reckless and even foolhardy when they emerged from secrecy years later. Kennedy's life, and his violent and sudden death, reshaped our view of the presidency. Brinkley gives us a full picture of the man, his times, and his enduring legacy."--Amazon
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brinkley, Alan
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.B734 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
John F. Kennedy, Alan Brinkley
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Irish prince -- The uncertain politician -- The great ambition -- The perils of the new frontier -- "Flexible response" -- Freedom -- The evolving Cold War -- Quagmire -- The afterlife of John F. Kennedy
Control code
ocn759491808
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780805083491
Lccn
2011043747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805083491
  • (OCoLC)759491808
Label
John F. Kennedy, Alan Brinkley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Irish prince -- The uncertain politician -- The great ambition -- The perils of the new frontier -- "Flexible response" -- Freedom -- The evolving Cold War -- Quagmire -- The afterlife of John F. Kennedy
Control code
ocn759491808
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780805083491
Lccn
2011043747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805083491
  • (OCoLC)759491808

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