John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism

John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism

by Jason K. Duncan

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John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism by Jason K. Duncan

Half a century after his assassination, John F. Kennedy continues to evoke widespread fascination, looming large in America’s historical memory. Popular portrayals often show Kennedy as a mythic, heroic figure, but these depictions can obscure the details of the president’s actual achievements and challenges. Despite the short length of his time in office, during his presidency, Kennedy dealt with many of the issues that would come to define the 1960s, including the burgeoning Cold War and the growing Civil Rights movement.

In John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism, Jason K. Duncan explains Kennedy’s significance as a political figure of the 20th century in U.S. and world history. Duncan contextualizes Kennedy’s political career through his personal life and addresses the legacy the president left behind. In a concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, including presidential speeches and critical reviews from the left and right, Duncan builds a biography that elucidates the impact of this iconic president and the history of the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136174872
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Routledge Historical Americans
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 570 KB

About the Author

Jason K. Duncan is Professor of History at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: John F. Kennedy 1. Ancient Heritage 2. Tempered by War 3. A Hard and Bitter Peace 4. The Torch is Passed 5. Though Embattled We Are 6. Across the Globe 7. At Home 8. A Long Twilight Struggle  Part II: Documents  Notes Bibliography Index

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