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The Resource John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek

John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek

Label
John F. Kennedy
Title
John F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dallek
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Dallek's masterful John F. Kennedy : an unfinished life was a number one national bestseller, and it remains the most widely read one-volume biography of the 35th president. Now, in this marvelous short biography of John F. Kennedy, Dallek achieves a miracle of compression, capturing in a small space the essence of his renowned full-length masterpiece. Here readers will find the fascinating insights and groundbreaking revelations found in An unfinished life. The heart of the book focuses on Kennedy's political career, especially the presidency. The book sheds light on key foreign affairs issues such as the Bay of Pigs debacle, Khrushchev's misguided bullying of Kennedy in Vienna, the Cuban Missile crisis, the nuclear test ban, the race for space, and the initial dealings with Southeast Asia, especially Laos. It also highlights the difficulties Kennedy faced getting a domestic agenda passed, from a tax cut to spur the economy, to federal aid to education, Medicare, and civil rights. Dallek reveals the thinking behind Robert Kennedy's appointment as attorney general and convincingly argues that Kennedy would never have expanded the war in Vietnam the way that Lyndon Johnson did. The book also addresses questions about Kennedy's assassination and concludes with his presidential legacy and why he remains so popular despite serving only a thousand days in office. Based upon the definitive biography, John F. Kennedy offers readers a concise, authoritative, and highly readable life of one of our best-loved presidents"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"Robert Dallek's masterful John F. Kennedy : an unfinished life was a number one national bestseller, and it remains the most widely read one-volume biography of the 35th president. Now, in this marvelous short biography of John F. Kennedy, Dallek achieves a miracle of compression, capturing in a small space the essence of his renowned full-length masterpiece. Here readers will find the fascinating insights and groundbreaking revelations found in An unfinished life. The heart of the book focuses on Kennedy's political career, especially the presidency. The book sheds light on key foreign affairs issues such as the Bay of Pigs debacle, Khrushchev's misguided bullying of Kennedy in Vienna, the Cuban Missile crisis, the nuclear test ban, the race for space, and the initial dealings with Southeast Asia, especially Laos. It also highlights the difficulties Kennedy faced getting a domestic agenda passed, from a tax cut to spur the economy, to federal aid to education, Medicare, and civil rights. Dallek reveals the thinking behind Robert Kennedy's appointment as attorney general and convincingly argues that Kennedy would never have expanded the war in Vietnam the way that Lyndon Johnson did. The book also addresses questions about Kennedy's assassination and concludes with his presidential legacy and why he remains so popular despite serving only a thousand days in office. Based upon the definitive biography, John F. Kennedy offers readers a concise, authoritative, and highly readable life of one of our best-loved presidents"--Provided by publisher
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
385376
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dallek, Robert
Dewey number
  • 973.922092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.D28 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dallek, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
Label
John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-78)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20105236
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780199754366
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn639160801
  • (OCoLC)639160801
Label
John F. Kennedy, Robert Dallek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-78)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20105236
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780199754366
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010032397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn639160801
  • (OCoLC)639160801

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