1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon by David Pietrusza became available in Kindle Unlimited and thought I would give it a read. I had read The Making of a President 1960 by Theodore H. White many years ago. I had seen some reviews that said Pietrusza went deeper and gave more perspective, so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure I gained much insight that I didn’t already have. It is interesting how “reluctant” some of these people were. It was also interesting how many mistakes each of these three people made.
1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon
The election that ultimately gave America “Camelot” and its tragic aftermath. 1960 is a stunning recreation of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions’ backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents—Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.
In this essential work of history, David Pietrusza chronicles 1960’s struggle for power by bringing to life its towering events and personalities, unlocking its secrets, and turning expert scholarship into rich, human storytelling