The Resource The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign, Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie, (electronic resource)

The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign, Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie, (electronic resource)

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The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign
Title
The road to Camelot
Title remainder
inside JFK's five-year campaign
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie
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Language
eng
Summary
"A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris--a polling entrepreneur--to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson for vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on a depth of personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they've interviewed surviving sources, including JFK's sister Jean Smith, and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955 when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today's political climate"--
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contains biographical information
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Oliphant, Thomas
Dewey number
973.922092
Index
index present
LC call number
E837.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wilkie, Curtis
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • Political campaigns
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • United States
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The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign, Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0019062771
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"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781501105586
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2017000324
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computer
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rdamedia
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The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign, Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0019062771
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501105586
Lccn
2017000324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0019062771
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remote

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