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President Kennedy : profile of power

Author: Richard Reeves
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author offers an excellent study of Kennedy as crisis manager. He presents Kennedy as neither an amoral playboy nor the ruler of Camelot but a poorly prepared president with mediocre congressional experience. Each chapter presents a different day in the administration--a unique format that effectively reveals how Kennedy responded to simultaneous harrowing issues. The Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crises,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reeves, Richard, 1936-
President Kennedy.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
(OCoLC)609264186
Online version:
Reeves, Richard, 1936-
President Kennedy.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
(OCoLC)623990027
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Reeves
ISBN: 0671648799 9780671648794
OCLC Number: 28257477
Description: 798 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Richard Reeves.

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The author offers an excellent study of Kennedy as crisis manager. He presents Kennedy as neither an amoral playboy nor the ruler of Camelot but a poorly prepared president with mediocre congressional experience. Each chapter presents a different day in the administration--a unique format that effectively reveals how Kennedy responded to simultaneous harrowing issues. The Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crises, Vietnam, and the diplomacy of arms reduction illustrate how Kennedy was constrained by the unshakable Cold War fear of monolithic communism. This approachable investigation of Kennedy's use of power provides a thorough, even-handed review of the Kennedy years.

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