Kennedy S Wars

Author: Lawrence Freedman
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195152433
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Focusing on the Cold War mindset of JFK, this unique portrait of his presidency introduces readers to the wars he inherited and started all over the world.

The Kennedys At War

Author: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
Editor: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385505299
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A dramatic, fascinating–and revisionist–narrative detailing how America’s first family was changed utterly during World War II. First-rate history grounded in scholarship and brought to life by a critically acclaimed author. From breathless hagiographies to scandal-mongering exposés, no family has generated more bestselling books than the Kennedys. None of them, however, has focused on the watershed period of World War II, when the course of the family and its individual members changed utterly. Now, in an engaging narrative grounded in impeccable scholarship, Edward J. Renehan, Jr., provides a dramatic portrait of years marked by family tensions, heartbreaks, and heroics. It was during this time that tragedy began to haunt the family–Joe Jr.’s death, the untimely widowhood of Kathleen (a.k.a. “Kick”), Rosemary’s lobotomy. But it was also the time in which John F. Kennedy rose above the strictures of the clan and became his own man. In the late 1930s, the Kennedys settled in London, where Joseph Kennedy, Sr., was serving as ambassador. A virulent anti-Semite and isolationist, Kennedy relentlessly and ruthlessly fought to keep America out of the war in Europe. His behavior as patriarch in many ways mirrored his public style. Though he was devoted to the family, he was also manipulative and autocratic. In re-creating the intense and tension-filled interactions among the family, Renehan offers riveting, often revisionist views of Joseph Sr.; heir apparent Joe Jr.; Kick, the beautiful socialite; and Jack, the complex charmer. He demonstrates that Joe Jr., although much like his father in opinion and character, was driven to volunteer for a deadly mission in large part because of his fury at Jack’s seemingly easy successes. Renehan also delves into why Kick, a good Catholic girl, chose to abandon her religion for the chance to enter the fairytale world of the British aristocracy, only to suffer a horrendous tragedy. It is Renehan’s reassessment of Jack, however, that is particularly striking. In subtly breaking away from his domineering father over the issue of World War II, Renehan argues, Jack began to forge the character that would eventually take him to the Oval Office. Going behind the familiar (and accurate) image of JFK as a reckless playboy, Renehan shows us a young man of great intelligence, moral courage, and truly astonishing physical bravery.

The Kennedys

Author: John H. Davis
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
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Traces the history of the Kennedy family from immigration to the United States to the political career of Ted Kennedy

Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Volume 6

Author: Haden Blackman
Editor: Dark Horse
ISBN: 9781593075675
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Four more thrilling tales of planets in peril and Jedi in jeopardy! The Clone Wars grind through the galaxy, shaking every system to its core and testing loyalties on both sides of the conflict. The last days of the Jedi are at hand, but if their Order is to fall, they're going down swinging! Presenting another round of lightning-paced, action-packed, all-ages Star Wars goodness, all told in the same stripped-down stylization as Cartoon Network's micro-series. • The Clone Wars Adventures series are a top seller, and very kid-friendly, perfect for younger readers.

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Digested Summary And Alphabetical List Of Private Claims Which Have Been Presented To The House Of Representatives From The First To The Thirty First Congress

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Star Wars Omnibus Rise Of The Sith

Author: Mike Kennedy
Editor: Dark Horse
ISBN: 9781621153535
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Before the name of Skywalkeror Vaderachieved fame across the galaxy, the Jedi Knights had long preserved peace and justice . . . as well as preventing the return of the Sith. Collected in this newest Star Wars Omnibus are tales leading up to The Phantom Menace. Firstpreviously uncollected and out of printQuiGon Jinn and his Padawan ObiWan Kenobi save a sinking ship in The Aurorient Express and investigate an unexpected death in Last Stand on Ord Mantell. The origins of bounty hunter Aurra Sing are revealed in "Aurra's Song." Then, in Jedi Council and Prelude to Rebellion we follow two key Jedi Masters, Mace Windu and KiAdiMundi as they face new foes that will try the Jedi ways to the very limit. And finally, in Darth Maul, the terrifying Sith apprentice leaves a trail of death in his efforts to keep the secrets of his Master.

John F Kennedy Commander In Chief

Author: Pierre Salinger
Editor: Gramercy
ISBN: 9780517162095
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John F. Kennedy's presidency has been well examined, but a frequently overlooked yet crucial component of it was his leadership of the United States armed forces. His relationship with the military was forged by personal combat experience and the many lessons learned during his presidential administration. A staunch supporter of the lower ranks, President Kennedy quickly became disillusioned with the upper echelon of the military, preferring ultimately to rely on his own wisdom and that of a close circle of trusted advisers. As a result, it can be argued that John F. Kennedy was more involved in his role as commander in chief than any other president of modern vintage. His was a unique challenge. The world was changing; military actions were no longer large-scale troop movements but small localized and diplomatic crises with frequent guerrilla activity. President Kennedy, typically, quickly immersed himself in his role. Almost immediately following his election he was confronted with the formidable challenge of the Bay of Pigs. Relying on the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Kennedy was humiliated by the results of that action, and yet he accepted complete responsibility for it. It was a mistake that would not be repeated. Thereafter, Kennedy questioned everything and came to his own decisions. He began to involve himself in details of the services, reviewing his "new" army, navy, and air force, even spending time thinking about what the individual soldier was wearing and carrying. In John F. Kennedy: Commander in Chief, Pierre Salinger, press secretary and confidant to the president, provides an insightful view of this side of John F. Kennedy. He shares his unique understanding of all the major events of the Kennedy administration that had a military component. He draws a fascinating and clear depiction of the Kennedy learning curve--illuminating the brilliance of the man. Kennedy learned his lessons quickly. One can only speculate what may have resulted had Kennedy lived and been elected to a second term, especially when one reads Kennedy's commencement address speech at American University included in this volume. This speech, considered by many to be his finest, is remarkable in showing the maturity that President Kennedy had attained. Today it is easy to see the beginning of a new statesmanship in his speech, a new global consciousness, a larger and longer view for peace. Pierre Salinger, tantalizingly and profoundly, traces the maturation of Kennedy in his role as commander in chief and brings us to wonder what might have been.

Over Here

Author: David M. Kennedy
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195174003
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Considers the implications of America's involvement in World War I for intellectuals, minorities, politicians, and economists.

The Kennedys

Author: Gene Brown
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ISBN: 9780405129377
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Pt 109 John F Kennedy In World War Ii

Author: Robert J. Donovan
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John F Kennedy A Political Biography

Author: Rameśa Sanghavī
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The Shock Of War

Author: Sean Kennedy
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442603704
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In The Shock of War: Civilian Experiences, 1937-1945, Sean Kennedy shifts the reader's focus from the battlefields of the Second World War to the civilian experience. This short yet comprehensive history complements existing studies of the war that document diplomatic and military operations. While many of these studies acknowledge the significance of the conflict for civilians, The Shock of War places civilians at the centre of events, drawing attention to the many different regions of the world affected by the conflict, and comparing various facets of the civilian experience. Kennedy's fresh approach emphasizes the diverse and complex impact of the war, which was profoundly destructive, yet, in some societies, provided opportunities and the potential for positive change.

Perfect Villains Imperfect Heroes

Author: Ronald L. Goldfarb
Editor: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781931868068
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..."a compelling piece of work, strongly evocative of an era that seems, more and more, to have been one of the most extraordinary periods in our history . The unions, the mobs, the plots, the characters."Don DeLillo

Robert Kennedy And His Times

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618219285
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Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States.

Nation Of Nations

Author: James West Davidson
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780070157941
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The Origins Of The Cold War

Author: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137020091
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A lively and accessible new introduction to the origins and emergence of the Cold War. Caroline Kennedy-Pipe brings to life the clashes of ideas and personalities that led Russia and America into decades of conflict and draws out important lessons for policy and analysis in today's equally formative period in world affairs.

Mr Ambrose S Letters On The Rebellion

Author: John Kennedy
Editor: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429015675
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The Civil War Battlefield Guide

Author: Frances H. Kennedy
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395740125
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Includes essays and maps on all of the 384 battles listed as "significant"

Cultural Formations Of Postcommunism

Author: Michael D. Kennedy
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816638574
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"Transition" is the name typically given to the time of radical change following the fall of communism, connoting a shift from planned to market economy, from dictatorship to democracy. Transition is also, in Michael Kennedy's analysis, a culture in its own right -- with its own contentions, repressions, and unrealized potentials. By elaborating transition as a culture of power and viewing it in its complex relation to emancipation, nationalism, and war, Kennedy's book clarifies the transformations of postcommunism as well as, more generally, the ways in which culture articulates social change. Kennedy examines transition culture's historical foundation by looking at the relationship among perestroika, Poland, and Hungary, and considers its structure and practice in the following decade. His wide-ranging analysis -- of the artifacts of transition culture's proponents, of interviews with providers and recipients of technical assistance in business across Eastern Europe, and of focus groups assessing the successes and failures of social change in Estonia and Ukraine -- suggests a transition culture deeply implicated in nationalism. Book jacket.