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The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

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Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Category: Book

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Sales Rank: 65,311

Languages: English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
Media: Paperback
Pages: 640
Number Of Items: 1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 1.7
Dimensions (in): 6.2 x 1.8 x 9.2

ISBN: 1620402823
EAN: 9781620402825
ASIN: 1620402823

Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago, yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and, especially, on each of his nine presidential successors.

The Kennedy Half-Century
reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view of a historical figure. The full and fascinating results, gathered by the accomplished pollsters Peter Hart and Geoff Garin, paint a compelling portrait of the country a half-century after the epochal killing. Just as significant, Sabato shows how JFK's presidency has strongly influenced the policies and decisions-often in surprising ways-of every president since.

Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche.



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