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The Resource Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America, John T. Shaw

Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America, John T. Shaw

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Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America
Title
Rising star, setting sun
Title remainder
Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America
Statement of responsibility
John T. Shaw
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960 over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower's former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States. But beneath the stately veneers of both Ike and JFK, there was a complex and consequential rivalry. In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK's electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961. In just over two months, America would transition into a new age, and nowhere was it more marked that in the generational and personal difference between these two men and their dueling visions for the country they led. The former general espoused frugality, prudence, and stewardship. The young political wünderkind embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change
Summary
A timely revisionist examination of the transition of power from Eisenhower to Kennedy reveals its culmination of a generational shift in national politics, policy and culture as well as its establishment of a major turning point that is being echoed by the watershed changes of today's world
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10658052
Cataloging source
JBL
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1957-
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Shaw, John
Dewey number
973.921092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
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Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America
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Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America, John T. Shaw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Election Day in America -- Dawn of the new decade -- The shadow campaign -- The Age of Eisenhower -- The Junior Senator from Massachusetts -- President Eisenhower transfers power -- President-elect Kennedy prepares -- Passing the torch -- Rising star, setting Sun
Control code
on1031415086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031415086
Label
Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America, John T. Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Election Day in America -- Dawn of the new decade -- The shadow campaign -- The Age of Eisenhower -- The Junior Senator from Massachusetts -- President Eisenhower transfers power -- President-elect Kennedy prepares -- Passing the torch -- Rising star, setting Sun
Control code
on1031415086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031415086

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