The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK (Paperback)John Hellmann (author)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 09/04/1999
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John F. Kennedy was not only a president, but also a symbol for America's most cherished ideas. In The Kennedy Obsession, John Hellmann takes a thoroughly original approach to understanding Kennedy's star power and his carefully crafted public image. Tracing Kennedy's self-creation as diligent scholar, bashful hero, and sensitive rebel-cued by cultural figures such as Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and Cary Grant-and the images of Kennedy in the aftermath of his assassination, Hellmann reveals the painstaking transformation of private life into public persona, of a man into perhaps the major American myth of our time.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 20 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
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