Pegasus Books, New York, 2018. Pegasus Books, New York, 2018,First Edition, First Printing. Book is new. White cloth over boards, black cloth spine, red lettering. DJ as New. After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960 over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower's former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States. But beneath the stately veneers of both Ike and JFK, there was a complex and consequential rivalry. In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK's electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961. In just over two months, America would transition into a new age, and nowhere was it more marked that in the generational and personal difference between these two men and their dueling visions for the country they led. The former general espoused frugality, prudence, and stewardship. The young political wunderkid embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change.
The transition between November 1960 and January 1961 stands out in history, in part, because it involved four men who would ultimately lead America : Eisenhower, Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. Equally important is the fact that culminated in two of the greatest speeches in American history, delivered just days apart; Eisenhower's farewell address and Kennedy's inaugural address. AS NEW / AS NEW. Item #994
Pegasus Books, New York, 2018. Stated First Pegasus Books cloth edition May 2018 Edition, First Printing, Full #no's line.
Book is new. White cloth over boards, black cloth spine, red lettering. DJ as New.