John F. Kennedy: The Promise Revisited


"As reassessment of Kennedy for the popular audience largely carries on in terms of hagiography or talebearing, some scholars are more quietly at work to fashion a dispassionate appraisal. A good sampling of research is this collection of 23 papers from a 1985 conference at Hofstra University. The topics, varied if not perfectly balanced encompass the missile crisis, fiscal policy, and other standard questions, as well as less traveled ground such Indo-American relations and the influence of William Lederer and Eugene Burdick's The Ugly American on the era. The conclusions are varied too, with Kennedy appearing neither a saint nor a scoundrel." Library Journal

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philip J. Briggs
  • Bernard J. Firestone
  • Lester H. Brune
  • Michael P. Riccards
  • Timothy P. Maga
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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