The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power

The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power

by Garry Wills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618134433

ISBN-13: 9780618134434

Pub. Date: 11/14/2002

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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

Overview


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:
336
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

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

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