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Parmet, Herbert S.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 11,068 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Sources  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Television interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E842, B
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Most widely held works by Herbert S Parmet
Eisenhower and the American crusades by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herbert S. Parmet's Eisenhower and the American Crusades is a major assessment of the American presidency during the critical period of America at mid-century. The book follows the career of General Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1952, when he decided to leave his NATO command to campaign for the presidency, to his retirement at Gettysburg nearly nine years later. His entry into politics was well-timed. A mood of conservatism was sweeping the country; surveys indicated that the majority of Americans felt it was time for a change from two decades of executive control 'by those who had permitted events to get out of hand.'Parmet based his study of the Eisenhower years on massive research, conversations with leading figures of the era, and previously unreleased documents. This wealth of material has enabled him to provide answers to questions frequently asked about the thirty-fourth president: Was Eisenhower the kind, fatherly man millions grew up to love on their television or was this an image created by a shrewd politician who knew what the country needed in a trying time?Did he choose Richard Nixon as a running mate or was Nixon forced upon him by political necessities? Was the president intimidated by the appearance of power of Joseph McCarthy, and did the Army-McCarthy hearings influence Eisenhower's decision to involve the United States in Vietnam? Was Eisenhower concerned with the lack of progress in civil rights? Was he the right man for the right time in history or was he merely postponing the major crises of the 1960s?Parmet offers a convincing refutation of the idea of the Eisenhower years as being placid or boring. 'No years that contained McCarthy and McCarthyism, a war in Korea, constant fears of nuclear annihilation, and spreading racial violence, could be so described.' For Parmet, Eisenhower was a stabilizing force in a time of conflict. He may not have been a political genius, but he knew perhaps better than anyone else around him exactly what the people wanted and how they wanted it."--Provided by publisher
JFK, the presidency of John F. Kennedy by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An objective account of the personalities and events and their effects on each other during John Kennedy's presidency
Richard Nixon and his America by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of Nixon, from his entry into politics in 1946 to Watergate and his resignation. Also examines how the Nixon era continues to affect the nation's political future
George Bush : the life of a Lone Star Yankee by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from the private diaries of George Bush to provide a biography of the former president, revealing details of his privileged youth, his service in World War II, his career as an oilman, and his years of political service
Jack : the struggles of John F. Kennedy by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive biography of John F. Kennedy ever undertaken. It centers on the his relationship to his awesome and powerful family- dominated by the one man in the United States both determined to place a son in the White House and capable of doing it. Combining vivid personal glimpses with insights into the political currents of the times, the author renders in fascinating and fully human terms Jack Kennedy's lifelong struggle to live up to his father's unbending expectations. There is much to this book that is new: It tells for the first time the full story of the grave illness that plagued Kennedy all his life, and of his desperate fight to overcome and then to conceal it. It brings to light the more shadowy of his celebrated affairs: the love for the suspected "Nazi agent" that resulted in his hurried transfer to the South Pacific during World War II, from which he returned a hero. It reveals the truth about his controversial friendship with Senator Joe McCarthy and it explores his peculiar relationship with Richard Nixon, whom he regarded as a rival but never an enemy. It also reconstructs the political machinations that led to Kennedy's election to the House and then to the Senate, and illuminates his complex relationship with the woman who was to become more famous as his widow than she was as his wife. -- Publisher description
The Democrats : the years after FDR by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Burr : portrait of an ambitious man by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors draw upon Burr's own journals and letters to describe Burr's role in the Revolutionary War; his success as a politician; his term as Vice-President under Jefferson; his feud and duel with Alexander Hamilton, his effort to start a succession movement; his trial for treason, escape to Europe, and return to America; and his second marriage
Never again; a president runs for a third term by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard M. Nixon : an American enigma by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features: coverage of Nixon's campaign strategies from his 1940 congressional race to his "Southern strategy" for winning national elections; analysis of Nixon's cabinet and administration, walking students through the events that led up to the Watergate scandal and the consequences of it; the author's personal interviews with Nixon supplementing the most recent research on this fascinating figure; and Study and Discussion Questions at the end of the book to help students check their reading and comprehension. These questions can also be used to facilitate discussions in the classroom or student study groups."--BOOK JACKET
Presidential power from the New Deal to the new right by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200 years of looking ahead : commemorating the bicentennial of the founding of the Bank of New York, 1784-1984 by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Foster Dulles by Herbert S Parmet( Recording )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy administration by Eleanor Lansing Dulles( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never again by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Leonard W. Hall: by Leonard W Hall( )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaigns of 1956 and 1964; President Eisenhower's public image, character
Richard Nixon : an American enigma by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of David F. Powers : by David F Powers( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Impressions of John F. Kennedy: meeting in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1946; campaigns of 1946 and 1952 in Boston wards, ethnic vote; presidential campaigns of 1956 and 1960; Cuban missile crisis
Reminiscences of Seymour St. John : by Seymour St. John( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comparison of Joseph Kennedy, Jr. and John F. Kennedy; recollections of John F. Kennedy at Choate School: anti-establishment feelings, personality, reactions of his classmates; Navy service; later visits to Choate
Reminiscences of Lawrence F. O'Brien : by Lawrence F O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John F. Kennedy campaign director, 1949-60: senate and presidential campaigns
Reminiscences of Frank Thompson, Jr. : by Frank Thompson( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recollections of John F. Kennedy, 1955-1963: maturing in Congress, sense of humor, friends; creation of Medal of Freedom
 
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George Bush : the life of a Lone Star Yankee
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