This is a timely purchase.
The Making of the President 1960
A narrative history of American Politics in action.
Eighth Edition, Hardcover 1962
Front cover inscribed: Dad from Edith, Christmas 1963
About this book /
The Making of the President, 1960 recounts and analyzes the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The book won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and was the first in a series of books by Theodore H. White about American presidential elections.
The book traces the 1960 campaign from the primaries (in which John F. Kennedy faced Hubert Humphrey and Senator Stuart Symington) to the conclusion of the general election contest against Richard Nixon. Much of the narrative is written in an almost novelistic style, describing politicians' looks, voices and personalities. But it also contains thought-provoking discussions of various trends in American life and politics. A nice addition to your JFK collection.