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Description - The American Presidents by Jon Ropert

With its Cold War enemies led by dictators who promoted the myth of their heroic leadership, how might democratic America respond? This study looks at how John F. Kennedy confronted this challenge, moulding the narratives of "consensus history" into the activist rhetoric of the New Frontier. It examines how his image, heroic style of leadership, and legacy - America's war in Vietnam - impacted upon his successors. From Kennedy's inauguration to Clinton's impeachment, the book explores the development of the character of the contemporary presidency during one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods in its history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748612260
ISBN-10: 0748612262
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Ropert

Jon Roper is Professor of American Studies at the University of Swansea and has taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America: An Authoritative History of the American Presidency.

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