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The Resource The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election, W.J. Rorabaugh

The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election, W.J. Rorabaugh

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The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election
Title
The real making of the president
Title remainder
Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election
Statement of responsibility
W.J. Rorabaugh
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Language
eng
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Review
This unvarnished account of the 1960 presidential election, which skewers Theodore White's The Making of the President 1960 , with its adoring portrayal of John F. Kennedy, reveals JFK as a skilled politician who defeated Hubert Humphrey in the Democratic primary and Richard Nixon in the general election because of the Kennedy wealth, a talented campaign staff, his mastery of television, his skill at appealing to all Democratic factions, a few well-placed dirty tricks, and fraudulent vote counts in Chicago and Texas. Rorabaugh (Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties ) covers all phases of Kennedy's and Nixon's campaigns, from the primaries through the general election. He shares some of the conclusions reached by David Pietrusza in 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies , including that Kennedy's charm was a decided advantage and that both JFK and Nixon were moderates with similar views on civil rights and defense. The author reflects that Kennedy would have lost if the public felt more comfortable with Nixon and if JFK's vp candidate, Lyndon Johnson, were not a skilled politician who was able to keep many of his fellow Southerners from bolting the party. Although this book is not the page-turner that Pietrusza's is, like the other volumes in the "American Presidential Elections" series, it is a concise, informative, accessible choice for public and academic collections.—Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA --Karl Helicher (Reviewed February 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 3, p121)
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Rorabaugh, W. J
Dewey number
324.973/0921
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E837.7
LC item number
.R67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Series statement
American presidential elections
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • United States
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Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election
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The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election, W.J. Rorabaugh
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-236) 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
Eisenhower's America -- The Democratic primaries -- The Democratic Convention -- The Republicans -- The South -- The fall campaign -- Kennedy's victory -- Appendix A. 1960 Democratic Presidential primaries -- Appendix B. 1960 Republication Presidential primaries -- Appendix C. 1960 Democratic National Convention vote -- Appendix E. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
Control code
738962
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780700616398
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008044566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780700616398
  • (OCoLC)263605338
Label
The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election, W.J. Rorabaugh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-236) 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
Eisenhower's America -- The Democratic primaries -- The Democratic Convention -- The Republicans -- The South -- The fall campaign -- Kennedy's victory -- Appendix A. 1960 Democratic Presidential primaries -- Appendix B. 1960 Republication Presidential primaries -- Appendix C. 1960 Democratic National Convention vote -- Appendix E. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
Control code
738962
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780700616398
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008044566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780700616398
  • (OCoLC)263605338

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