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|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -581) and index.
|| 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?
|| "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. 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. "-- Provided by publisher.