Kennedy Imprisonment

Kennedy Imprisonment

by Garry Wills
     
 

From one of America's foremost historians, The Kennedy Imprisonment is the definitive historical and psychological analysis of the Kennedy clan. The winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills reveals a family that enjoyed public adulation but provided fluctuating leadership, that experienced both unparalleled fame and odd failures, and whose basic values ensnared its

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From one of America's foremost historians, The Kennedy Imprisonment is the definitive historical and psychological analysis of the Kennedy clan. The winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills reveals a family that enjoyed public adulation but provided fluctuating leadership, that experienced both unparalleled fame and odd failures, and whose basic values ensnared its men in their own myths of success and masculinity. In the end, Wills reveals that the the Kennedys' crippling conception of power touched every part of their public and private lives, including their relationships with women and world leaders. Sometimes gossipy, sometimes philosophical, The Kennedy Imprisonment is a book that is as true, insightful, and relevant as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618134434
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/14/2002
Edition description:
1ST MARINE
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
932,932
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Mariner Edition
Prologue: Brothers3
Pt. 1Sex
1The Father15
2The President27
3Sisters and Wives39
4The Prisoner of Sex51
Pt. 2Family
5Semi-Irish61
6Semi-English72
7Honorary Kennedys84
8Ghosts99
9The Prisoner of Family111
Pt. 3Image
10Creating the Kennedys127
11Style140
12The Prisoner of Image151
Pt. 4Charisma
13Counterinsurgency at Home163
14Enjoy! Enjoy!175
15Delegitimation188
16Veralltaglichung199
17The Prisoner of Charisma207
Pt. 5Power
18Bulldog! Bulldog!219
19The Midas Touch232
20"Learning"242
21"Triumph"255
22"Restraint"264
23Charismatic Nation275
24The Prisoner of Power286
Epilogue: Brotherhood297
Index305

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