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Product Description: In the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle-class American youths suddenly became hippies. This short overview of the hippie social movement in the United States examines the movement's beliefs and practices, including psychedelic drugs, casual sex, and rock music, as well as the phenomena of spiritual seeking, hostility to politics, and communes...read more

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9781107049239 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2015, cover price $84.99 | About this edition: In the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle-class American youths suddenly became hippies.

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9781107627192 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: In the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle-class American youths suddenly became hippies.

When John Kennedy won the presidency in 1960, he also won the right to put his own spin on the victory—whether as an underdog's heroic triumph or a liberal crusader's overcoming special interests. Now W. J. Rorabaugh cuts through the mythology of this famous election to explain the nuts-and-bolts operations of the campaign and offer a corrective to Theodore White's flawed classic, The Making of the President.War hero, champion of labor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, JFK was long on charisma. Despite a less than liberal record, he assumed the image of liberal hero—thanks to White and other journalists who were shamelessly manipulated by the Kennedy campaign. Rorabaugh instead paints JFK as the ideological twin of Nixon and his equal as a bare-knuckled politician, showing that Kennedy's hard-won, razor-thin victory was attributable less to charisma than to an enormous amount of money, an effective campaign organization, and television image-making. The 1960 election, Rorabaugh argues, reflects the transition from the dominance of old-style boss and convention politics to the growing significance of primaries, race, and especially TV—without which Kennedy would have been neither nominated nor elected. He recounts how JFK cultivated delegates to the 1960 Democratic convention; quietly wooed the still-important party bosses; and used a large personal organization, polls, and TV advertising to win primaries. JFK's master stroke, however, was choosing as a running mate Lyndon Johnson, whose campaigning in the South carried enough southern states to win the election. On the other side, Rorabaugh draws on Nixon's often-ignored files to take a close look at his dysfunctional campaign, which reflected the oddities of a dark and brooding candidate trapped into defending the Eisenhower administration. Yet the widely detested Nixon won almost as many votes as the charismatic Kennedy, even though Democrats outnumbered Republicans by three to two. This leads Rorabaugh to reexamine the darker side of the election: the Republicans' charges of vote fraud in Illinois and Texas, the use of money to prod or intimidate, manipulation of the media, and the bulldozing of opponents.White and others helped shape persisting impressions of both candidates, influencing the way Nixon conducted subsequent campaigns and the Democrats nurtured the Kennedy legacy. The Real Making of the President gives us a more sobering look at all of that, fundamentally reshaping our understanding of one of the nation's most memorable elections.

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9780700616398 | Univ Pr of Kansas, March 5, 2009, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: When John Kennedy won the presidency in 1960, he also won the right to put his own spin on the victory—whether as an underdog's heroic triumph or a liberal crusader's overcoming special interests.

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9780700618873 | Univ Pr of Kansas, September 12, 2012, cover price $22.50

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Product Description: How did liberals get to be the way they are today?That’s the question many Americans have been asking—particularly after the ascent of Barack Obama, the most left-wing president in American history. At last, historians Donald T...read more

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9781610170598 | Isi Books, October 15, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: How did liberals get to be the way they are today?

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Product Description: America's Promise is a concise, highly readable introduction to American History. Designed to clearly explain major themes and events, it also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. The strong narrative emphasizes public life and how individuals constructed public structures in which they lived and worked...read more

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9780742511910 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 1, 2004, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: America's Promise is a concise, highly readable introduction to American History.
9780742511897 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 1, 2004, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: America's Promise is a concise, highly readable introduction to American History.

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Product Description: This book explores life in America during that brief promising period in the early sixties when John F. Kennedy was the U.S. president. Kennedy's optimism and charm helped to give promise to the times. At the same time, Cold War frustrations in Cuba and Vietnam worried Americans, while the 1962 Missile Crisis narrowly avoided a nuclear disaster...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521816175 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 16, 2002, cover price $64.99 | About this edition: A thought-provoking combination of political, cultural, and social history paints a vivid portrait of American life in the early sixties, when John F.

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9780521543835 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: This book explores life in America during that brief promising period in the early sixties when John F.

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Product Description: This succinct text keeps students focused on main ideas that hold historical facts together by using unique features such as chapter overviews and section previews. The latest scholarship in social, cultural, and political history is integrated in this brief volume...read more

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9780534136147 | Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 1994, cover price $68.95 | About this edition: This succinct text keeps students focused on main ideas that hold historical facts together by using unique features such as chapter overviews and section previews.

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Product Description: American Studies, American History, Higher Education

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9780195058772 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 4, 1989, cover price $30.00

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9780195066678 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 13, 1990, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: American Studies, American History, Higher Education

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Product Description: The apprentice system in colonial America began as a way for young men to learn valuable trade skills from experienced artisans and mechanics and soon flourished into a fascinating and essential social institution. Benjamin Franklin got his start in life as an apprentice, as did Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, William Dean Howells, William Lloyd Garrison, and many other famous Americans...read more

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9780195036473 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 9, 1986, cover price $34.00

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9780195051896 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 11, 1988), cover price $67.00 | About this edition: The apprentice system in colonial America began as a way for young men to learn valuable trade skills from experienced artisans and mechanics and soon flourished into a fascinating and essential social institution.

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Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much (view table of contents)

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9780195025842 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1979, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of America's great alcoholic binge that occurred between 1790 and 1830, what he terms 'a key formative period' in our history.

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9780195029901 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 17, 1981, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much

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