Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 January 2009

272 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195374483

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The Making of a Catholic President

Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Shaun Casey

The 1960 presidential election, won ultimately by John F. Kennedy, was one of the closest and most contentious in American history. The country had never elected a Roman Catholic president. In The Making of a Catholic President, Shaun Casey tells the fascinating story of how the Kennedy campaign transformed the "religion question" from a liability into an asset, making him the first (and still only) Catholic president.