The Kennedy Obsession
The American Myth of JFK
By (author) John Hellmann
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Kennedy Obsession by John Hellmann
Book DescriptionJohn F. Kennedy was not only a president, but also a symbol for America's most cherished ideas. In The Kennedy Obsession, John Hellmann takes a thoroughly original approach to understanding Kennedy's star power and his carefully crafted public image. Tracing Kennedy's self-creation as diligent scholar, bashful hero, and sensitive rebel-cued by cultural figures such as Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and Cary Grant-and the images of Kennedy in the aftermath of his assassination, Hellmann reveals the painstaking transformation of private life into public persona, of a man into perhaps the major American myth of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231107990
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Hellmann
John Hellmann is professor of English at the Ohio State University at Lima and the author of American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam and Fables of Fact: The New Journalism as New Fiction.
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