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John F. Kennedy, the promise revisited /
edited by Paul Harper and Joann P. Krieg ; prepared under the auspices of Hofstra University.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, c1988.
description
xv, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. --
ISBN
0313262012 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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New York : Greenwood Press, c1988.
isbn
0313262012 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4454501
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1988-09-15:
One hundred black-and-white photographs by Lowe frosted with an essay by Sheed are served here as a memorial to and a product of the Kennedy legend. Lowe, who worked closely with JFK, has previously published many of these fine photographs of the president and his family. Sheed's essay on the power of the Kennedy aura at home and abroad is at some points witty, at others overdone, and at one, at least, inaccurate. ( Why England Slept was not the book that won a Pulitzer for Kennedy.) The book's overall effect recalls William Manchester's more substantial One Brief Shining Moment ( LJ 2/15/84). On the 25th anniversary of JFK's assassination, this will be a popular but not essential choice for public libraries. As reassessment of Kennedy for the popular audience largely carries on in terms of hagiography or talebearing, some scholars are more quietly at work to fashion a dispassionate appraisal. A good sampling of research is this collection of 23 papers from a 1985 conference at Hofstra University. The topics, varied if not perfectly balanced (civil rights, for example, is slighted), encompass the missile crisis, fiscal policy, and other standard questions, as well as less-traveled ground such as Indo-American relations and the influence of William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American on the era. The conclusions are varied too, with Kennedy appearing neither a saint nor a scoundrel. Recommended for libraries providing scholarly information on Kennedy. Robert F. Nardini, M.L.S., No. Chichester, N.H. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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'œAs reassessment of Kennedy for the popular audience largely carries on in terms of hagiography or talebearing, some scholars are more quietly at work to fashion a dispassionate appraisal. A good sampling of research is this collection of 23 papers from a 1985 conference at Hofstra University. The topics, varied if not perfectly balanced encompass the missile crisis, fiscal policy, and other standard questions, as well as less traveled ground such Indo-American relations and the influence of William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American on the era. The conclusions are varied too, with Kennedy appearing neither a saint nor a scoundrel. Recommended for libraries providing scholarly information on Kennedy'' Library Journal
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As reassessment of Kennedy for the popular audience largely carries on in terms of hagiography or talebearing, some scholars are more quietly at work to fashion a dispassionate appraisal. A good sampling of research is this collection of 23 papers from a 1985 conference at Hofstra University. The topics, varied if not perfectly balanced encompass the missile crisis, fiscal policy, and other standard questions, as well as less traveled ground such Indo-American relations and the influence of William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American on the era. The conclusions are varied too, with Kennedy appearing neither a saint nor a scoundrel. Library Journal The introduction looks at Kennedy as president and as politician, and establishes the two realms, myth and substance, in which the subsequent examination of Kennedy's life and career will be conducted. His presidency is then divided into the broad categories of foreign policy and domestic policy. Within these categories the suceeding chapters touch on the major controversies and conflicts of the Kennedy years in office, from the question of his religion, which clouded the candidacy, to his final days in the White House. The essays use events of the presidency as a means of reflecting on Kennedy the man, the Senator, and the candidate, as well as the President. Nothing is taken at face value, not Kennedy's liberalism, his support of minorities, nor the wisdom of his economic measure or his foreign policy decisions. All are scrutinized for the reality that often has been obscured by the popular myth. Along with the more widely noted issues, such as the communications flap over the vast wasteland reference, there are chapters on lesser known but nonetheless important issues, such as Kennedy's management of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and his handling of relations with India. A brief concluding section sets the Kennedy presidency within a frame of two others, those of Truman and Reagan, yielding insights into each.
Long Description
The introduction looks at Kennedy as president and as politician, and establishes the two realms, myth and substance, in which the subsequent examination of Kennedy's life and career will be conducted. His presidency is then divided into the broad categories of foreign policy and domestic policy. Within these categories the suceeding chapters touch on the major controversies and conflicts of the Kennedy years in office, from the question of his religion, which clouded the candidacy, to his final days in the White House. The essays use events of the presidency as a means of reflecting on Kennedy the man, the Senator, and the candidate, as well as the President. Nothing is taken at face value, not Kennedy's liberalism, his support of minorities, nor the wisdom of his economic measure or his foreign policy decisions. All are scrutinized for the reality that often has been obscured by the popular myth. Along with the more widely noted issues, such as the communications "flap" over the "vast wasteland" reference, there are chapters on lesser known but nonetheless important issues, such as Kennedy's management of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and his handling of relations with India. A brief concluding section sets the Kennedy presidency within a frame of two others, those of Truman and Reagan, yielding insights into each.
Unpaid Annotation
"As reassessment of Kennedy for the popular audience largely carries on in terms of hagiography or talebearing, some scholars are more quietly at work to fashion a dispassionate appraisal. A good sampling of research is this collection of 23 papers from a 1985 conference at Hofstra University. The topics, varied if not perfectly balanced encompass the missile crisis, fiscal policy, and other standard questions, as well as less traveled ground such Indo-American relations and the influence of William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American on the era. The conclusions are varied too, with Kennedy appearing neither a saint nor a scoundrel." Library Journal
Table of Contents
Preface
The Presidency: Foreign Policy Kennedy's Foreign Policy: Activism versus Pragmatism
Kennedy and the Congress: The Nuclear Test ban Treaty, 1963
Defense Policy as a Form of Arms Control: Nuclear Force Posture and Strategy under
The First Day of the Cuban Missile Crisis, October 12, 1962
The Dangerous Legacy: John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Promise Fulfilled: John F. Kennedy and the 'New Frontier' in Guam and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 1961-1963
and Nonalignment An Analysis of Indo-American Relations
The News Management Issue and John F. Kennedy's Foreign Policy
`The Ugly American': A Best-seller Reexamined
The Presidency: Domestic Policy Continuity and Change: Fiscal Policy in the Kennedy Administration
Economic Policy and Practice: Perspective Politics of Formulation Legitimation
A Reappraisal of Liberalism in the Kennedy Administration's Economic Policies
and the Liberal Establishment: Presidential Politics and Civil Rights Legislation
The ERA and Kennedy's Presidential Commission on the Status of Women by Blanche Linden-Ward
Presidential Commission ont he Status of Women: `A Dividing Line'
The New Frontier and the Vast Wasteland
Watson Southern Baptists and the Issue of Catholic Autonomy in the 1960 Presidential Campaign
The Religion Of and About
and the Presidents Truman and Kennedy: The Old Guard Yields to the New
The Once and Future President: John F. Kennedy in the Rhetoric of Ronald Reagan
Index
Conference Program
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