Kennedy Imprisonment A Meditation on Power

ISBN-10: 0618134433
ISBN-13: 9780618134434
Edition: 1985
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Description: From one of America's foremost historians, The Kennedy Imprisonment is the definitive historical and psychological analysis of the Kennedy clan. The winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills reveals a family that enjoyed public adulation but provided  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

From one of America's foremost historians, The Kennedy Imprisonment is the definitive historical and psychological analysis of the Kennedy clan. The winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills reveals a family that enjoyed public adulation but provided fluctuating leadership, that experienced both unparalleled fame and odd failures, and whose basic values ensnared its men in their own myths of success and masculinity. In the end, Wills reveals that the the Kennedys' crippling conception of power touched every part of their public and private lives, including their relationships with women and world leaders. Sometimes gossipy, sometimes philosophical, The Kennedy Imprisonment is a book that is as true, insightful, and relevant as ever.

Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80. Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, Hubert Humphrey Seminarist at Macalester College, Welch Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University and Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University (1980-88). Wills is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books. Wills is the author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg," which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 and the NEH Presidential Medal, "John Wayne's America," "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" and "The Kennedy Imprisonment." Other awards received by Wills include the National Book Critics Award, the Merle Curti Award of the organization of American Historians, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School, the Harold Washington Book Award and the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, which was for writing and narrating the 1988 "Frontline" documentary "The Candidates."

Introduction to the Mariner Edition
Prologue: Brothers
Sex
The Father
The President
Sisters and Wives
The Prisoner of Sex
Family
Semi-Irish
Semi-English
Honorary Kennedys
Ghosts
The Prisoner of Family
Image
Creating the Kennedys
Style
The Prisoner of Image
Charisma
Counterinsurgency at Home
Enjoy! Enjoy!
Delegitimation
Veralltaglichung
The Prisoner of Charisma
Power
Bulldog! Bulldog!
The Midas Touch
"Learning"
"Triumph"
"Restraint"
Charismatic Nation
The Prisoner of Power
Epilogue: Brotherhood
Index

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