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

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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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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"--
Title
The road to Camelot
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Summary
A behind-the-scenes account of the 35th President's journey to the White House includes coverage of his failed vice presidential nomination in 1956, the ways his Catholic faith challenged his campaigns and the successful efforts of his team of young advisors to reinvent the traditional party
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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Dewey number
973.922092
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E837.7
LC item number
.O45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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The road to Camelot : inside JFK's five-year campaign, Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie
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Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-373) and index
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Carrier category code
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Content category
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Content type code
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Contents
The spark -- Mating game -- Ousting onions -- Winning by losing -- The decision -- Starting early -- Defying the idea of empire -- Beyond the New Deal -- Playing Dixie -- Going national -- Challenging favorite sons -- The shadow campaign -- Overconfidence in Wisconsin -- West Virginia melodrama -- Cashing in -- Tying up loose ends -- Triumph in LA -- Choosing LBJ -- Holy war -- Cunning, cosmetics, and blue shirts -- Walking a tightrope -- Calling Coretta -- The squeaker
Control code
20900149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501105562
Lccn
2016050682
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unmediated
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BRO-copy20170502-060
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  • (OCoLC)ocn967727657
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