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Parmet, Herbert S.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 11,038 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 )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,792 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 )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 1,602 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,587 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,585 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 )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,376 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 )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,115 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 962 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 683 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both motivated and crippled by his appetite for power, President Richard M. Nixon will always be remembered for tarnishing the image of the American presidency. This newest addition to the Library of American Biography series, however, shows how Nixon's groundbreaking initiatives on the environment, technology, foreign relations, and social policy also rank Nixon among the most accomplished leaders ever to sit in the White House. Written by biographer and historian Herbert S. Parmet, this compact but comprehensive biography introduces students to an enigmatic leader, whose forward-thinking policies and strategies still affect the international stage."
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 49 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

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 Leonard Hall : by Leonard W Hall( )

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

Congressman, 1939-1952: organization of Republican Congressional Campaign Committee; delegate, 1952 Republican Convention; campaign surrogate for Nassau County; participation in Dwight D. Eisenhower's [Eisenhower] campaigns, 1956, 1964: public image, character, conflicts in leadership obligations; campaign for national chairmanship of Republican Party; reflections on Eisenhower's relationship with Richard Nixon
Never again by Herbert S Parmet( Book )

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

Reminiscences of Stephen Benedict : by Stephen Benedict( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1952 pre-convention research, Citizens for Eisenhower; White House staff assistant positions, 1953-1955, United States Information Agency 1955-59
Reminiscences of Theodore Chaikin Sorenson : by Theodore C Sorensen( )

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

[Herbert Parmet says John Kennedy would have done much the same in Vietnam that Johnson did, says Kennedy started the arms race] by Herbert S Parmet( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historian Herbert Parmet says John F. Kennedy would have done much the same in Vietnam that Johnson did, and says Kennedy started the arms race
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
 
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George Bush : the life of a Lone Star Yankee
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