Kennedy and Reagan: why their legacies endure

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It's been fifty years since JFK's assassination and nearly twenty since Ronald Reagan disappeared from public life. While they never ran head-to-head, they developed their legacies in competing ways and those legacies battle each other even today. The story of one illuminates the other, and explains our expectations for the presidency and whom we elect. 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. Kennedy's and Ronald Reagan's contemporaneous lives from birth until 1960, Scott Farris's follow-up to his widely praised Almost President shows how the experiences, attitudes, and skills developed by each man later impacted his presidency. 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, 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, this book also shows how aides, friends and families of each man have burnished their reputations long after their presidencies ended.
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display_descriptionLooks at the differing presidencies of the two men, discussing the key issues that each had to contend with, and argues that their legacies, although in opposition, are appealing to both sides of the aisle.
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ils:.b4142086xBookBooksEnglishLyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]x, 389 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Reagan, Ronald
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989
title_displayKennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure
title_fullKennedy and Reagan : why their legacies endure / Scott Farris
title_shortKennedy and Reagan
title_subwhy their legacies endure
topic_facetKennedy, John F
Politics and government
Reagan, Ronald