The Resource Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris, (electronic resource)

Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris, (electronic resource)

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Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure
Title
Kennedy and Reagan
Title remainder
why their legacies endure
Statement of responsibility
Scott Farris
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Language
eng
Summary
It's been fifty years since JFK's assassination and nearly twenty since Ronald Reagan disappeared from public life. While they never ran head-to-head, they developed their legacies in competing ways and those legacies battle each other even today. The story of one illuminates the other, and explains our expectations for the presidency and whom we elect. Even though one is the model Democrat and the other the model Republican, their appeal is now bipartisan. Republicans quote Kennedy to justify tax cuts or aggressive national defense; Democrats use Reagan's pragmatism to shame Republicans into supporting tax increases and compromise. Partly a "comparative biography" that explores John F. Kennedy's and Ronald Reagan's contemporaneous lives from birth until 1960, Scott Farris's follow-up to his widely praised Almost President shows how the experiences, attitudes, and skills developed by each man later impacted his presidency. Farris also tackles the key issues--civil rights, foreign affairs, etc.--that impacted each man's time in office. How did previous life experiences form their views on these issues, and how do their dealings around each issue compare and contrast? Bookended by an examination of their standing in public opinion and how that has influenced subsequent politicians, plus an exploration of how the assassination of Kennedy and attempted assassination of Reagan colored our memories, this book also shows how aides, friends and families of each man have burnished their reputations long after their presidencies ended
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.F24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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adult
Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris, (electronic resource)
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Kennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure, Scott Farris, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn864671409
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Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493001873
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f864671409
  • (CaAE) f864671409

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