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A new world to be won : John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the tumultuous year of 1960

Author: G Scott Thomas
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1960, attitudes were changing; barriers were falling. It was a transitional year, during which the world as we know it today was beginning to take shape. While other books have focused on the presidential contest between Kennedy and Nixon, A New World to Be Won: John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the Tumultuous Year of 1960 illuminates the emerging forces that would transform the nation and the world during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John F Kennedy; Richard M Nixon; John F Kennedy; Richard Nixon; John F Kennedy; Richard M Nixon; John F Kennedy; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Scott Thomas
ISBN: 9780313397950 0313397953
OCLC Number: 712115069
Description: x, 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Prologue: The Spirit of Camp David --
2. January: Around the Next Corner --
3. February: Striding Toward Freedom --
4. March: The Wind of Change --
5. April: Paper Tigers --
6. May: Spoiling for a Fight --
7. June: Off Again, On Again --
8. July: The New Frontier --
9. August: Beginning to Stir --
10. September: Substance and Appearance --
11. October: A Suitcase of Votes --
12. November: The Help of a Few Close Friends --
13. December: The Can-Do Society --
14. Epilogue: Passing the Torch.
Responsibility: G. Scott Thomas.

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