The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Books on the 1960 presidential campaign inevitably invite comparison with journalist Theodore White’s best-selling The Making of the President, 1960. The book’s success derived in part from the public’s fascination with the televised presidential debates. Kennedy’s youth and charisma also whetted the popular appetite for information about his strategy and political maneuvering.

 

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