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The Resource Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris

Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris

Label
Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure
Title
Kennedy and Reagan
Title remainder
why their legacies endure
Statement of responsibility
Scott Farris
Title variation
Kennedy & Reagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's been more than fifty years since JFK's assassination and a quarter century since Ronald Reagan left the White House, yet the two men remain the beaux ideals of what the left and the right believe a president should be, and of how a president should look, sound, and act. But has popular memory, in service to contemporary causes, distorted what the legacies of each man actually are? Political historian Scott Farris offers a comparative biography that explores Kennedy's and Reagan's contemporaneous lives from birth until 1960, showing how the experiences, attitudes, and skills developed by each man later impacted his presidency. Tackling key issues of each president's time in office -- civil rights, religion, nuclear brinkmanship, etc. -- he also considers how their dealings around each issue compare and contrast. Finally, Farris provides an explanation for why the American public, pundits, and politicians consistently rank Kennedy and Reagan among the greatest presidents in history, while historians do not
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farris, Scott
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.F24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sincerest form of flattery -- Martyrdom and near martyrdom -- The most Irish of presidents -- Different incomes, similar families -- Boys who loved books -- College days during the great Depression -- Early success -- The war stateside and overseas -- Anti-communists -- Wives and other lovers -- The book and the speech -- The mad dash for president -- Sinatra, Disney, and Casals -- A city on the hill and a man on the moon -- Crises and charisma -- To the brink... and back -- The Will Rogers of covert operations -- Tax cuts and deficits -- Religion and the culture wars -- Civil rights -- A different world
Control code
ocn854956941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 389 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762781447
Lccn
2013029119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854956941
  • (Sirsi) a1720250
Label
Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sincerest form of flattery -- Martyrdom and near martyrdom -- The most Irish of presidents -- Different incomes, similar families -- Boys who loved books -- College days during the great Depression -- Early success -- The war stateside and overseas -- Anti-communists -- Wives and other lovers -- The book and the speech -- The mad dash for president -- Sinatra, Disney, and Casals -- A city on the hill and a man on the moon -- Crises and charisma -- To the brink... and back -- The Will Rogers of covert operations -- Tax cuts and deficits -- Religion and the culture wars -- Civil rights -- A different world
Control code
ocn854956941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 389 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762781447
Lccn
2013029119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854956941
  • (Sirsi) a1720250

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