Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure

Lyons Press #ad - While they never ran head-to-head, they developed their legacies in competing ways and those legacies battle each other even today. It's been fifty years since JFK’s assassination and nearly twenty since Ronald Reagan disappeared from public life. Even though one is the model Democrat and the other the model Republican, their appeal is now bipartisan.

Republicans quote kennedy to justify tax cuts or aggressive national defense; Democrats use Reagan’s pragmatism to shame Republicans into supporting tax increases and compromise. Partly a "comparative biography" that explores John F. The story of one illuminates the other, and explains our expectations for the presidency and whom we elect.

Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure #ad - Farris also tackles the key issues--civil rights, foreign affairs, etc. That impacted each man’s time in office. How did previous life experiences form their views on these issues, this book also shows how aides, and how do their dealings around each issue compare and contrast? Bookended by an examination of their standing in public opinion and how that has influenced subsequent politicians, plus an exploration of how the assassination of Kennedy and attempted assassination of Reagan colored our memories, friends and families of each man have burnished their reputations long after their presidencies ended.

Kennedy’s and ronald reagan’s contemporaneous lives from birth until 1960, attitudes, Scott Farris's follow-up to his widely praised Almost President shows how the experiences, and skills developed by each man later impacted his presidency.


November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Those who worked closely with the president, prominent journalists, civil rights leaders, celebrities, and political allies are among the many voices asked to share their reflections on Kennedy’s legacy and the significance of that day. Owen presents over eighty conversations, including those shared with:   tom brokaw, christian evangelistLetitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline KennedyCongressman John Lewis, former Nightly News anchorReverend Billy Graham, sole survivor of the “Big Six” black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963Robert F.

In november 22, 1963, award-winning journalist dean owen curates a fascinating compendium of discussions and thought-provoking commentaries from men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon when the thirty-fifth president of the United States was assassinated. A commemorative and insightful read, this book will unite generations.

November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy #ad - . Kennedy Jr. Son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of president kennedy   beginning with a touching foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, 1963 explores not only where America was fifty years ago, November 22, whose long tenure in the White House Press Corps began in the Kennedy administration, but how it has progressed since that tragic moment.

A collection of interviews representing “an immense cross section of Americans’ grief and groping for comprehension” over the tragic death of JFK Kirkus Reviews.


Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

Broadway Books #ad - This is the story of america’s first sexual revolution, its first celebrities, its first merchants of cool, and its most sparkling advertisement for the right to pursue happiness. The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot. More important, controlled her own destiny, she earned her own keep, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted.

Blithely flinging aside the victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, hiked her hemlines, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, danced the Charleston, snuck gin, and necked in roadsters. Three thousand miles away, lois long, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself “Lipstick” and gave New Yorker readers a thrilling entrée into Manhattan’s extravagant Jazz Age nightlife.

In california, where orange groves gave way to studio lots and fairytale mansions, Colleen Moore, three of America’s first celebrities—Clara Bow, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood’s great flapper triumvirate—fired the imaginations of millions of filmgoers. Dallas-born fashion artist gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States.

Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern #ad - Bruce barton and edward bernays, pioneers of advertising and public relations, taught big business how to harness the dreams and anxieties of a newly industrial America—and a nation of consumers was born. Towering above all were zelda and scott fitzgerald, whose swift ascent and spectacular fall embodied the glamour and excess of the era that would come to an abrupt end on Black Tuesday, when the stock market collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity instantly obsolete.

With its heady cocktail of storytelling and big ideas, Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who launched the first truly modern decade. From the Hardcover edition.


The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

W. W. Norton & Company #ad - In the strange career of william ellis, offering fresh insights on the history of the Reconstruction era, the US-Mexico border, prize-winning historian Karl Jacoby weaves an astonishing tale of cunning and scandal, and the abiding riddle of race in America. Winner of the ray allen billington prize and the phillis Wheatley Book Award"An American 'Odyssey, ' the larger-than-life story of a man who travels far in the wake of war and gets by on his adaptability and gift for gab.

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire #ad - Wall street journala black child born on the US-Mexico border in the twilight of slavery, William Ellis inhabited a world divided along ambiguous racial lines. Adopting the name guillermo eliseo, he passed as Mexican, transcending racial lines to become fabulously wealthy as a Wall Street banker, diplomat, and owner of scores of mines and haciendas south of the border.


Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect

Lyons Press #ad - It is also a hitchcockian tale of how difficult it can be to prove innocence when unjustly accused, as Inga phrased it, and how, what was once a halo can slip down and become a hangman’s noose. Like isak dinesen and clare boothe Luce, Inga Arvad led a life that both sheds light on and defies the stereotypes of women of her time.

She was a genius with people, she was daring and adventurous, and she was their equal in intellect. She was an actress, a foreign correspondent, a popular Washington columnist, an explorer who lived among a tribe of headhunters, one of Hollywood’s most influential gossip columnists, and a suspected Nazi spy.

Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect #ad - She also had affairs with noted surgeon Dr. Inga arvad was the great love of President John F. Kennedy’s life, and also adolf Hitler’s special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In addition to her romance with kennedy and the attention of hitler, Arvad married three times — to an Egyptian diplomat who insisted they never had divorced, the brilliant filmmaker Paul Fejos whom Charlie Chaplin considered a genius, and the famed cowboy movie star Tim McCoy.

. The latter nearly got kennedy cashiered out of the Navy, but instead set in motion the chain of events that led to him becoming a war hero. Inga lived where gossip intersects with history, as told by author Scott Farris in Inga, and her story, is a rollicking story that demonstrates how private lives influence public events.

William cahan, the prolific writer John Gunther, and Winston’s Churchill’s right hand man, Baron Robert Boothby.