By Theodore H. White
A Harper Perennial Political vintage, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking nationwide bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential crusade and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative background of yank politics in motion, Theodore White revolutionized the best way presidential campaigns are mentioned. Now again in print, freshly repackaged, and with a brand new foreword written via Robert Dallek, The Making of the President 1960 continues to be the main influential book concerning the election of John F. Kennedy.
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But if her husband lower back from the nomination, he ordered that the construction of the palisade be stopped. He could do something he may well to cooperate with the Committee in need of leaving Hyannisport; yet this have been his domestic; he had spent his boyhood summers there; he deliberate to maintain it as his domestic. So just a half-finished wood palisade, a white-picket fence and a dozen neighborhood policemen separated the 3 cottages from the automobiles that carried the gawkers and peerers. The police have been well mannered, effective and cooperative; Barnstable Township was once doing its best—even although that day it was once vote casting Nixon over Kennedy via 4,515 to 2,783. Now in November, the recent England hardwoods—oak, elm and maple—had given up their colour with their leaves, and the scrub pine of the Cape have been starting to convey department advice wind-burned and hurricane-scorched to a rust brown. A mild offshore breeze blew off the surfless waters; the dune grass and the feather-gray tufts of seashore rushes bent lightly to the breeze. A unmarried gull wheeled over the home and the seashore many of the morning, dipping towards the water while a glint advised foodstuff. The sky used to be natural, the elements nonetheless a comfy few levels above freezing; the scudding white clouds have been to wreck up through night because the breeze freshened. the elements was once transparent all throughout Massachusetts and New England, excellent for balloting so far as the crest of the Alleghenies. yet from Michigan via Illinois and the Northern Plains states it was once cloudy: rain in Detroit and Chicago, gentle snow falling in a few states at the ways of the Rockies. The South used to be having fun with magnificently balmy climate which ran north so far as the Ohio River; so, too, used to be the full Pacific Coast. the elements and the year’s efforts have been to name out the best loose vote within the background of this or the other country—68,832,818 in all, eleven consistent with cent greater than used to be known as out in 1956. yet there has been not anything to do approximately it now. the folks have been already vote casting, their myriad impulses, intuitions, educations, heritages, fears and hopes developing the reply in the interim. And so the candidate was once stressed. He breakfasted at his father’s condominium (across the garden from his own), the place 9 of the Kennedy extended family had already amassed on the board: he and his spouse; his parents; brother Robert and sister-in-law Ethel; brother Edward and sister-in-law Joan; and brother-in-law Peter Lawford. within the following couple of hours of the morning all of the leisure have been to arrive—sister Eunice Shriver and brother-in-law Sargent Shriver; sister Pat Lawford; sister Jean and brother-in-law Stephen Smith. The candidate entire quick, and searching for a spot the place he may be by myself to unwind, he went again to his personal cottage and sat in short at the porch within the sunlight, huddled below his overcoat opposed to the nippiness, exhausted from the months that had handed. An aide approached him and chatted—they mentioned D-Day; and the aide recollects his speaking in regards to the caliber of ready on that longest day, and Rommel. A newspaper airplane flicked down over the home as they talked, slipping inside of 2 hundred ft of the porch to get his photograph—if he have been President-elect the next day to come, no aircraft will be allowed inside of hundreds of thousands of ft of him.