YEAR OF TRIAL: Kennedy's Crucial Decisions by Helen Fuller

YEAR OF TRIAL: Kennedy's Crucial Decisions

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President, Kennedy likes politics and all the little things that go with practising the art of the possible."" His control of the political center and his ability to engage successfully in a delicate balancing contest with Congress were the dominant features of the first year of his Administration. Miss Fuller has touched most of the major bases in a chronological fashion, identifying the extent to which the President approached his goals for the first year. Sections are devoted to the governing factors in the selection of Lyndon Johnson as a running mate and his performance of assigned duties; the Cuban debacle; the Vienna meeting with Khrushchev, reorganization of the Executive staff and the Department of State; civil rights; economic conditions; civil defense, and arms control. The final chapter refers to the redistricting problem, centering around a penetrating and well informed analysis of the California political situation and its bearing on the mid term Congressional elections.

Pub Date: June 13th, 1962
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World