Rising star, setting sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America

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2018.
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First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
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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 wünderkid embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change.

Extensively researched and eloquently written, Shaw paints a vivid picture of what Time called a "turning point in the twentieth century" as Americans today find themselves poised on the cusp of another watershed moment in our nation's history.

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display_description "A riveting new history that explores the complicated, poignant, and consequential transition of power from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy. The exchange of leadership between the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth presidents of the United States marked more than a succession of leaders. It symbolized--and triggered--a generational shift in American politics, policy, and culture. During this dramatic ten-week transition, Eisenhower reluctantly relinquished the Oval Office to Kennedy, whose successful campaign ridiculed and repudiated the Eisenhower administration and ultimately defeated his vice president, Richard Nixon. This distinctly American story evokes universal and timeless themes: the transitory nature of power, the allure of change, the wisdom of age, the impetuousness of youth, and the perpetual misunderstandings between generations. Ike and JFK remain a study of contrasts, with sharply different families, educations, spouses, working styles, and visions for the nation they served. They came from different generations and even different Americas. But the rivals were forced to work together to negotiate the most momentous change of power in the world, as crises raged in Cuba, the Congo, Berlin, and Southeast Asia. The transition between November 1960 and January 1961 stands out in history, in part, because it involved four men who would ultimately led America: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. Equally important is the fact that it culminated in two of the greatest speeches in American history, delivered just days apart: Eisenhower's Farewell Address and Kennedy's Inaugural Address. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the country's 'military-industrial complex,' while Kennedy implored his nation to boldly 'pay any price, bear any burden' in tackling the challenges of the Cold War. Extensively researched and vividly rendered, Rising Star, Setting Sun paints a vivid picture of what Time called a 'turning point in the twentieth century.'"--Dust jacket.
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subject_facet , Biographies, Eisenhower, Dwight D. -- (Dwight David), -- 1890-1969, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963, Nonfiction, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961
title_display Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America
title_full Rising star, setting sun : Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America / John T. Shaw
title_short Rising star, setting sun :
title_sub Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the presidential transition that changed America
topic_facet Eisenhower, Dwight D, Kennedy, John F, Politics and government, Presidents