Rising Star, Setting Sun

Rising Star, Setting Sun

Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition That Changed America

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After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960 over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower's former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States. But beneath the stately veneers of both Ike and JFK, there was a complex and consequential rivalry. In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK's electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961. In just over two months, America would transition into a new age, and nowhere was it more marked that in the generational and personal difference between these two men and their dueling visions for the country they led. The former general espoused frugality, prudence, and stewardship. The young political wünderkid embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2018
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681777320
1681777320
Characteristics: xvi, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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