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Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Edmund F. Kallina Jr.


This is a book for everyone who thinks they know what happened in the pivotal election year of 1960. For 50 years we've accepted Theodore White's premise (from The Making of the President, 1960) that Kennedy ran a brilliant campaign while Nixon committed blunder after blunder. But White the journalist was a Kennedy partisan and helped establish the myth of Camelot. Now, five decades later, this book offers a fresh overview of the election's most critical and controversial events. Based upon research conducted at four presidential libraries—those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon—this ... More

Keywords: election, 1960, campaign, Nixon, Kennedy, presidential history, strengths, mistakes, Cold War, civil rights, televised presidential debates, political history, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034850
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund F. Kallina Jr., author
University of Central Florida