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A Companion to John F. Kennedy

Edited by: Marc J. Selverstone
eISBN: 9781444350364
Print publication date: 2014


Subject History

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444350364.2014.x

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A Companion to John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy remains a seminal yet enigmatic figure in American politics. This collection offers an overview of Kennedy's life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the central arguments and scholarly debates that surround his time in office.

The essays explore Kennedy's life before the presidency, his campaign for the White House, his dealings with Congress, the significance of his family and key advisers, and his relationship with the media and the military. Further studies examine his handling of hot spots in Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam, his management of related regional and global challenges, domestic concerns such as civil rights and the status of women, and the contentious debates that surround the tragedy in Dallas.

A Companion to John F. Kennedy brings together leading experts from around the world, offering new insights and a balanced reappraisal of JFK and his administration, and stands as the definitive guide to the evolution and current status of Kennedy scholarship.

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Selverstone, Marc J. A Companion to John F. Kennedy. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 August 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444350364_9781444350364>



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