The Kennedy Years

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Facts On File, Incorporated, May 14, 2014 - Politicians - 641 pages
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Presents brief biographies of the men and women who played significant roles in United States politics during the Kennedy administration. The youngest man elected to the office of the presidency, John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States until his assassination in 1963. With the immemorial words of his inaugural address, ""Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country, "" Kennedy began leading the nation on a quest for equal rights, national culture, and peace. From the unsolved mystery of his death to the rumors about his personal life, Kennedy's presidency fascinates many Americans. Written in an accessible A-to-Z format, The Kennedy Years is an invaluable introduction to Kennedy's work and influence. More than 350 biographical entries list key figures in his administration, and numerous appendixes feature primary source documents such as presidential speeches and executive decisions. Biographical entries include: J. Edgar Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert S. McNamara, Malcolm X, Richard M. Nixon, Lee Harvey Oswald, George C. Wallace.

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Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor in Human Security and International Diplomacy and Discipline Head of Global Studies in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, at RMIT University, Australia where he is a specialist in American politics and global security.

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