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The Kennedy Half-century

The Presidency, Assassination, And Lasting Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

By Larry author Sabato

An original and illuminating narrative revealing John F. Kennedy's lasting influence on America, by the acclaimed political analyst Larry J. Sabato.

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.

A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato 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 significantly, 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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2013

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Author: Sabato, Larry author
Summary: "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. A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato 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 significantly, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Kennedy half-century : the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of John F. Kennedy / Larry J. Sabato.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Subject: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Public opinion. Public opinion -- United States HISTORY / United States / General. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
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Format: Book
Author: Sabato, Larry author.
Summary: "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. A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato 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 significantly, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Kennedy half-century : the Presidency, assassination, and lasting legacy of John F. Kennedy / Larry J. Sabato.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description: xiii, 603 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Influence.
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Public opinion.
Subjects: Public opinion -- United States
Subjects: HISTORY / United States / General.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [429]-581) and index.
Contents: The birth of a legacy -- "President Kennedy dies at 1 P.M. Central Standard time" -- "All the marbles" -- Victory without a mandate -- The torch is passed -- Steel at home and abroad -- Europe, space, and Southeast Asia -- Echoes from Dealey Plaza -- 11/22/63 : questions, answers, mysteries -- Rounding up the usual suspects : the assassination's Puzzle Palace -- Examining the physical evidence : old and new controversies -- Inevitability : the assassination that had to happen -- The assassination and the Kennedy legacy -- "Let us continue" : Lyndon Johnson, pretender to the throne -- Crossed swords : Camelot vs. the Great Society -- "Tin soldiers and Nixon coming" : JFK's repudiation and revival -- The Carters and the Kennedys : Democratic Hatfields and McCoys -- Reagan and Kennedy : opposites attract -- Clinton grabs Kennedy's torch -- G.W. Bush : back to the Republican Kennedys -- Full circle : the twinning of Barack Obama and John Kennedy -- The people's president -- A flame eternal?
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