Michael O'Brien, who knows as much about Kennedy as any historian now writing, here takes a comprehensive look at the feature of Camelot that remained largely under the radar during the White House years: Kennedy's womanizing.
Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Now and Then Reader LLC
After an initial honeymoon with historians, in recent years John F. Kennedy has been more carefully scrutinized. Michael O'Brien, who knows as much about Kennedy as any historian now writing, here takes a comprehensive look at the feature of Camelot that remained largely under the radar during the White House years: Kennedy's womanizing. Indeed, O'Brien writes, Kennedy's approach to women and sex was near pathological, beyond the farthest reaches of the media's imagination at the time. The record makes for an astonishing piece of presidential history.
Kennedy also eased some of the difficulties women faced as wage earners , arguably making him the first president to do so . Once again he adopted new approaches in dealing with a growing problem . In 1960 34.8 percent of all women ...
Author: James N. Giglio
Publisher: American Presidency (University of K
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The presidency of John F. Kennedy continues to fascinate, even as it also continues to inspire heated debates between admirers and detractors of Camelot's fallen king. Now readers can gain a new appreciation of JFK in this thoroughly revised and updated edition of James Giglio's bestselling study, widely acclaimed as the best and most balanced book on JFK's White House years. Giglio incorporates the voluminous archival materials made available in the last fifteen years, including the declassified documents on crucial foreign policy affairs and White House medical records that contradict the image of Kennedy's youth and vigor. He stresses the extent to which domestic and foreign policies were interconnected at a time when the Cold War dominated national life and reveals his new appreciation for JFK's prudence in his handling of such enormous challenges as the Cuban missile crisis and the emerging war in Vietnam. Giglio shows Kennedy to be "the most medicated, one of the most courageous, and perhaps the most self-absorbed of our presidents." He reviews the physical ailments and heavy prescriptions that were kept out of the public eye and catalogs sexual indiscretions ranging from Marilyn Monroe and socialite Florence Pritchett to low-level White House employees and even virtual strangers. Surveying this field of conquest, Giglio suggests that JFK's sexual obsession could easily have affected his presidency even more during a second term. His work also amplifies coverage of key issues like civil rights, the Cuban missile crisis, and Vietnam and reevaluates many of the questions surrounding the assassination—maintaining that, even with the existence of a conspiracy still doubtful, the case is far from closed. Like the first edition, this new edition provides a sharp and thoughtful analysis of both domestic and foreign affairs and underscores that, despite his undeniably brief tenure in office, the state of the nation actually did improve on Kennedy's watch. Featuring an expanded bibliographical essay and twenty-two photos from the JFK library, The Presidency of John F. Kennedy remains the definitive appraisal of Camelot's kingdom.
John F. Kennedy Library Ronald E. Whealan ... O'Gorman White House reporter ( stenographer ) MS : Romagna White House Signal Agency MS : JFK President's Office Files White House social affairs MS : Fox White House Social Office MS : JFK ...
John F. Kennedy is the president that everyone knows.
Author: Hourly History
Publisher: Hourly History
Category: Biography & Autobiography
John F. Kennedy is the president that everyone knows. He was a rich man’s son, an athlete, a war hero, a ladies’ man, an author, a president, his face rendered forever young because the last time Americans saw him, he was riding in a convertible in Dallas, his glamorous wife at his side. Then the bullets struck, and the assassinated president became a legend, the truth of his life obscured by his tragic and untimely death. But JFK had more depth to his character than the magazine covers indicated. Inside you will read about... ✓ No Irish Need Apply ✓ War and the Kennedys ✓ Kennedy in Congress ✓ Kennedy for President ✓ Kennedy Women ✓ The Presidency And much more! The rich man’s son was the grandson of Irishmen who knew what it was to be denied jobs because Irish weren’t welcome in Boston. The athlete suffered from poor health all his life, from a bad back to Addison’s disease. The war hero whose PT-109 boat became part of his campaign legend was the son who survived; elder brother Joe, flying on a secret mission, was killed for his heroism. The ladies’ man loved his wife, but fidelity was not a concept revered by the Kennedy men. The Pulitzer Prize that he was awarded for Profiles in Courage should have gone to the person who actually wrote it. In 1963, death in Dallas ended his first term as president, bringing an end to the optimism that he inaugurated when he narrowly defeated Vice President Richard Nixon in the 1960 election. But the Kennedy legend, like Camelot, lives forever.
Through this work, she met Congressman John F. Kennedy (1917–1963). They married at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 12, 1953. Jacqueline Kennedy spent the next seven years assisting her husband with his ...
Author: Peg A. Lamphier
Category: Social Science
This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users
Author: United States. President (1961-1963 : Kennedy)Publish On: 1962
Now of course it is true that they work on school boards , they work in the League of Women Voters , they work in church groups , in a whole variety of ways they use this talent for strengthening the cohesion of our society .
Author: United States. President (1961-1963 : Kennedy)
firstJacqueline lady for just the one thousandoneof daysmost of the presidencyofallfirst of John F. Kennedy remains the popular ladies as well as one of the most admired modern women. She helped redefine the role of first lady with her ...
Author: Deborah G. Felder
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Impressive! Innovative! Influential! Discover and celebrate the amazing stories and achievements of 120 of America’s most inspiring women! Women have accomplished incredible things throughout American history. They’ve made and changed history. They've contributed revolutionary new ideas and moved science forward. Their inventions, businesses, literature, art, and activism helped build the nation. They've succeeded in a whole host of professions, including media, medicine, politics, government, education, sports, and the military. Trailblazing Women! Amazing Americans Who Made History shines a welcome light on some of America's most remarkable women and their enduring stories and amazing accomplishments. This fun and fascinating read covers the long history of America's heroic women. It brings you the biographies of some of America's boldest and bravest. Read about obstacles they overcame and how they flourished. It covers the lasting legacies of well-known and lesser-known stars, including ... For her efforts to promote world peace, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, the first American woman to receive the award. (Jane Addams (1860–1935), Social Reformer) Like the March girls in her classic novel Little Women, she and her sisters called their mother “Marmee.” (Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), Novelist) As a young child, she sang solos and duets with her Aunt Mary at the Union Baptist Church and by the age of 6 was earning money singing at local functions throughout her hometown of Philadelphia. (Marian Anderson (1897–1993), Singer) This celebrated women’s rights activist was one of very few famous women to have a ship named after her. (Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), Suffragist) Called the “Angel of the Battlefield” for nursing soldiers during Civil War battles, she went on to establish the American Red Cross (Clara Barton (1821–1912), Army Nurse) She made headlines when she became the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in the science of geology from the elite Baltimore research university, Johns Hopkins. (Florence Bascom (1862–1945), Geologist) The first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, she grew up in a village in China, where her parents were missionaries. As a child, she spoke Chinese before she learned English. (Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973), Novelist) She said about the “me too” movement she founded: “When one person says, ‘Yeah, me, too,’ it gives permission for others to open up.” (Tarana Burke (1973–), Civil Rights Activist) She published articles under the gender-neutral name R.L. Carson, because she feared that readers would dismiss her pro-environment message if they knew the writer was a woman. (Rachel Carson (1907–1964), Biologist) The nation’s first four-star woman general has a long family history of U.S. military service—going back five generations. (Ann E. Dunwoody (1953–), Army Officer) This famous aviator organized an all-women group of pilots called the Ninety-Nines. She even designed the pilots’ uniforms, which were advertised in Vogue magazine. (Amelia Earhart (1897–1937), Aviator) She was the first African American tennis champ, and she paved the way for future Black stars in the sport. “I hope that I have accomplished one thing: that I have been a credit to tennis and my country.” (Althea Gibson (1927–2003), Tennis Player) When this celebrated U.S. Supreme Court justice served on the high court with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as one of only two women justices, she and O’Connor decided to wear special collars on decision days to carve out their visual space in a sea of black robes and ties. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020), Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court Justice) She made many discoveries in physics, but the most important was identifying the “magic numbers” that make protons or neutrons stable within an atomic nucleus. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work. (Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906–1972), Physicist) A soccer icon who was the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame, she started playing the sport at the age of two, while her family was living in Italy. (Mia Hamm (1972–), Soccer Player) Her first name means “lotus” in the Sanskrit langauge, and her name, Devi, means “goddess.” (Kamala Harris (1964–), Vice President of the United States of America) She coined the term “bug” to describe computer errors after she found a moth inside one of her team’s computers. (Grace Hopper (1906–1992), Computer Scientist, Navy Rear Admiral) When this physician and astronaut became the first African American woman in space, she carried with her a photo of pioneering Black aviator Bessie Coleman. (Mae Carol Jemison (1956–), Astronaut, Physician, Scientist) An acclaimed architect and artist best known for designing Washington, D.C.’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lin once said, “I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.” (Maya Lin (1959–), Architect) When this former first lady was growing up, she was a great athlete, but she didn’t like playing competitive sports. The reason, her big brother said, was that “she hated losing.” (Michelle Obama (1964–), Attorney, First Lady) When she was appointed the nation’s first woman Supreme Court justice, she said, “The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.” (Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–), Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court Justice) A Cuban American and the first Latinx elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, she delivered a Spanish version of the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in 2014. (Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (1952–), Congresswoman) This famed Shoshone Indian guide brought her infant son, Jean-Baptiste, with her on the Lewis and Clark expedition to the American West. (Sacagawea (c. 1786–c. 1812), Frontier Guide) This acclaimed prima ballerina was the daughter of an Osage Indian father and a white mother. The Osage people gave her the name Wa-Xthe-Thomba, meaning “Woman of Two Worlds.” (Maria Tallchief (1925–2013), Ballet Dancer) This mathematician, whose work has been described as one of the most important in 20th-century mathematics, used the complex shapes of soap film in her work to advance the field of geometry. (Karen Uhlenbeck (1942–), Mathematician) America’s first black self-made millionaire, she was the child of former slaves who attained her success by creating and marketing an innovative line of beauty products and hair-care techniques to African American women. (Madame C. J. Walker (1867–1919), Entrepreneur) A labor leader and educator, she is the current president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the former president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and she became the first openly gay individual to be elected president of a national American labor union. (Randi Weingarten (1957–), Educator, Labor Leader) This mathematician is the hidden hero behind the development of GPS apps on cell phones. (Gladys West (1930–), Mathematician) Raised during the Great Depression of the 1930s, this Nobel Prize-winning medical physicist had the chance to realize her dream of becoming a scientist because she was able to attend Hunter College, a free all-women school in New York City. (Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921–2011), Medical Physicist) And many more. America has had more than its share of amazing women. The influence, inspiration, and impact of women on U.S. society and culture cannot be ignored. Explore the vital roles and vibrant experiences of some of the most impressive women in American history with Trailblazing Women! Amazing Americans Who Made History. It brings to light all there is to admire and discover about these extraordinary women.
From Black Nationalism to the Women's Political Council Peter B. Levy. Further Reading Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963. New York: Little, Brown, 2003. O'Brien, Michael. John F. Kennedy: A Biography.
Author: Peter B. Levy
Category: Political Science
This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement—a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society. • Includes primary documents such as the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accompanied by introductory essays that provide key historical context • Supplies entries on a broad cast of actors, ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to Septima Clark, Virginia and Clifford Durr, Rosa Parks, and The Last Poets, thereby capturing the diversity of those who fought for racial equality • Provides sidebars and carefully selected images that bring this people's movement to life for high school readers—personal stories; descriptions of lesser-known individuals, organizations, and speeches; connections to popular culture; and maps of the freedom ride route
11. Leamer, The Kennedy Women , 239; Goodwin, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys , 420, 577; Robert Dallek , An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963 ( Boston : Little, Brown, and Company , 2003 ), 72 . 12. Leamer, The Kennedy Women ...
Author: E. Fuller Torrey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
E. Fuller Torrey's book provides an insider's perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program.
The Women's Policy Journal of Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government Proudly Announces its Second Edition Dimensions of International Security The Role of Women in Global Conflict Resolution, International Development, ...