By Kenneth Lipartito,Orville R Butler

Kennedy v. Nixon is a ebook for everybody who thinks they comprehend what occurred within the pivotal election yr of 1960. for 50 years now we have permitted Theodore White's premise (from The Making of the President, 1960) that Kennedy ran a super crusade whereas Nixon dedicated blunder after blunder.

But White the journalist used to be a Kennedy partisan and helped identify the parable of Camelot. Now, 5 a long time later, Edmund Kallina deals a clean evaluate of the election's most crucial and arguable events.

Based upon study carried out at 4 presidential libraries--those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon--Kallina is ready to make observations and percentage insights unavailable within the rapid aftermath of 1 of the nearest races in American presidential heritage. He describes the strengths and blunders of both camps, and examines the influence of civil rights, chilly warfare tensions, and the televised presidential debates on an election that also looms huge in either the political heritage and the preferred mind's eye of the United States.

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