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The First Modern Campaign: Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 by [Gary A. Donaldson]

The First Modern Campaign: Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960 Kindle Edition

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Donaldson . . . gathers everything about that pivotal election season in a fast-paced, comprehensive tale. . . . [He] is particularly good at analyzing the divisions within the two major parties, especially those of the Republicans, and in assessing the role of religion in the campaign. One comes away with a heightened appreciation of Nixon's clarity of understanding, Kennedy's distinctive energy and the origins of the right's grievances, which eventually led to its takeover of the Republican Party.--Publishers Weekly

The book is a pleasant read that weaves interesting anecdotes and insights to provide a lively account of party politics in the 1950s and the campaign and election of 1960. . . . Recommended.--CHOICE

Gary A. Donaldson has crafted a brisk, well-researched account of the dramatic confrontation between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. Readers will find this engaging narrative a compelling introduction to the race for the White House that shaped American politics for many decades.--Lewis L. Gould, author of Grand Old Party: A History of the Republicans --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gary A. Donaldson is professor of history at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is the author of many books on American history in the twentieth century, including Liberalism's Last Hurrah: The Presidential Campaign of 1964, Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945, and The Second Reconstruction: A History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00E2Q7AD8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (15 June 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2424 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 210 pages
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