A Companion to John F. Kennedy (Wiley Blackwell Companions by Marc J. Selverstone

By Marc J. Selverstone

A significant other to John F. Kennedy offers a entire choice of historiographical essays addressing the existence and management of the nation’s thirty fifth president.

  • Features unique contributions from major Kennedy scholars
  • Reassesses  Kennedy, his management, and the period of the hot Frontier
  • Reconsiders proper Kennedy scholarship and issues to new avenues of research
  • Considers the foremost crises confronted by way of Kennedy, in addition to household concerns together with women’s matters and civil rights

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Damore, L. (1967) The Cape Cod Years of JFK. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. H. (1984) The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster, 1848–1984. New York: McGraw-Hill. Donovan, R J. (1961) PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II. New York: McGraw-Hill. N. (1995) John F. Kennedy: A Bibliography. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press. N. (1998) “John F. Kennedy as Domestic Leader: A Perspective,” in M. , Kennedy: The New Frontier Revisited. New York: New York University Press, 222–55. N. (2003a) Debating the Kennedy Presidency.

More prominent than most freshmen, Kennedy came to Congress as a war hero and son of a famous father. Joseph P. Kennedy was as much an obstacle as an asset for a young politician trying to establish his own identity. Newspaper headlines were still identifying John Kennedy as his father’s son. Reporters overlooked his personal appeal, assuming that, once he won the congressional nomination, his election was guaranteed, given the strength of the Democratic organization in Boston. ”1 The first Kennedy biography, which appeared while he was still in Congress, explained how Kennedy had managed to stake out his ideological independence from both his father’s isolationism and the Boston machine’s parochialism.

By June 22, his fever had risen to 105 degrees, which resulted in massive dosages of penicillin for the next two days and the arrival of endocrinologist Cohen from New York. Kennedy was probably the only president to have had intravenous therapy in the White House. While not appearing in Dallek’s biography, this episode revealed how seriously Kennedy’s health problems could have intruded on his presidency. Dallek devoted much less coverage to Kennedy’s many dalliances, most of which had been amply covered in previous studies.

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