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Rising Star Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America

John Shaw.
Item #: D10618
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 36 / 2018
Publisher: Pegasus.
ISBN: 9781681777320
$29.95 $7.98
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The 1961 transition of power from Ike Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy marked more than a succession of presidents, posits John Shaw, it was the culmination of a generational shift in American politics and culture. But beneath the stately veneers of both men, there was a complex and consequential rivalry, and here Shaw focuses on how they navigated the intense ten weeks between the election and inauguration. In just over two months, America entered a new age, as Eisenhower's era of frugality, prudence, and stewardship gave way to JFK's ambitious program of sweeping social change.


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