By G. Scott Thomas
In 1960, attitudes have been altering; limitations have been falling. It used to be a transitional yr, in which the area as we all know it this day used to be starting to take form. whereas different books have all in favour of the presidential contest among Kennedy and Nixon, A New global to Be received: John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the Tumultuous 12 months of 1960 illuminates the rising forces that will rework the kingdom and the area throughout the Nineteen Sixties, placing the election within the broader context of yankee history—and international background as well.
While the writer does dedicate a wide component to this publication to the 1960 presidential crusade, he additionally highlights 4 pivotal tendencies that modified existence for many years to return: exceptional clinical breakthroughs, starting from the Xerox copier to new spacecraft for manned flight; fragmentation of the foreign energy constitution, particularly the schism among the Soviet Union and China; the pursuit of freedom, either during the civil rights circulation at domestic and the force for independence in Africa; and the elevation of enjoyment and self-expression in American tradition, principally because of federal approval of the birth-control capsule and the expanding approval for unlawful drugs.
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The press corps, snifﬁng the unexpected scent of controversy, demanded to know why Ike was withholding the anticipated endorsement of Nixon for vice president. ” Eisenhower spoke more plainly behind closed doors. He warned Nixon that he would become “atrophied” if he remained vice president for another four years. ” It would be better, the president suggested, if Nixon acquired valuable administrative experience by tackling a Cabinet position instead, perhaps the top job at the Pentagon or the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
The X-15 made its supersonic debut in September 1959. Scott Crossﬁeld took the controls on January 23, 1960, for its fourth ﬂight, eager to push the new jet higher and faster. He goosed the X-15 to a sizzling 1,300 miles per hour before touching down in the Southern California desert.
Kennedy and Sorensen racked up more than a million air miles the next three years, ﬂying on commercial carriers until 1959, when the Kennedy family acquired a converted Convair with a galley and a bedroom. It was named the Caroline after Kennedy’s daughter. Sorensen was instrumental in burnishing the senator’s intellectual credentials. He served as primary researcher—some said co-author— of Kennedy’s 1956 best-seller, Proﬁles in Courage, which told of senators who had done what they felt was right, defying contrary pressure.
A New World to Be Won: John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the Tumultuous Year of 1960 by G. Scott Thomas