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Kennedy Imprisonment A Meditation on Power

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ISBN-10: 0618134433

ISBN-13: 9780618134434

Edition: 1985

Authors: Garry Wills, Garry Wills

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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…    
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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…    

Introduction to the Mariner Edition
Prologue: Brothers
The Father
The President
Sisters and Wives
The Prisoner of Sex
Honorary Kennedys
The Prisoner of Family
Creating the Kennedys
The Prisoner of Image
Counterinsurgency at Home
Enjoy! Enjoy!
The Prisoner of Charisma
Bulldog! Bulldog!
The Midas Touch
Charismatic Nation
The Prisoner of Power
Epilogue: Brotherhood