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John F. Kennedy

The 35th President, 1961-1963

John F. Kennedy( )
Author: Brinkley, Alan
Editor: Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Wilentz, Sean
Series title:The American Presidents Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8050-8349-1
Publication Date:May 2012
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Times Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.00
Book Description:

The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961--the youngest man ever elected to the office--and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s.

But as...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads Of State
History / United States / 20Th Century
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.95 x 8.55 x 0.98 Inches
Book Weight:0.022 Pounds
Author Biography
Brinkley, Alan (Author)
Alan Brinkley was born in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and taught at MIT and Harvard as well as City University of New York and Princeton University before joining the Columbia faculty in 1991. He is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he was also Provost from 2003 - 2009. He is a historian of the New Deal. A prolific essayist, Brinkley writes regularly in magazines such as The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The New Republic and is an advocate for progressive issues. Brinkley has won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Award for History, and numerous other prizes and fellowships, and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as a board member or trustee of several academic and policy research institutions and chairs the board of The Century Foundation.

His works include Liberalism and Its Discontents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

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