The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK by John Hellmann

The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK Author: John Hellmann
eBook Title: The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK
ISBN10: 0231107994
ISBN13: 978-0231107990
Language: English
Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 1999)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Size ePub vers.: 1862 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1411 kb
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John F. Kennedy was not only a president, but also a symbol for America's most cherished ideas. In The Kennedy Obsession, John Hellmann takes a thoroughly original approach to understanding Kennedy's star power and his carefully crafted public image. Tracing Kennedy's self-creation as diligent scholar, bashful hero, and sensitive rebel-cued by cultural figures such as Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and Cary Grant-and the images of Kennedy in the aftermath of his assassination, Hellmann reveals the painstaking transformation of private life into public persona, of a man into perhaps the major American myth of our time.

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