"JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency"

A similar vision emerges in John T. Shaw's <strong>"JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency"</strong> (Palgrave Macmillan: 228 pp., $26), a study of Kennedy's Senate career, which he regarded as something of a training ground. The seeds of much of his presidency can be found here, from his developing sense of the necessity for engagement in Southeast Asia to his use of the Senate to strengthen relationships and create a national platform, a strategy he consolidated at the 1956 Democratic Convention, where he narrowly missed being selected as Adlai Stevenson's running mate, and with the publication, a year later, of "Profiles in Courage," which won a Pulitzer Prize.
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A similar vision emerges in John T. Shaw's "JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency" (Palgrave Macmillan: 228 pp., $26), a study of Kennedy's Senate career, which he regarded as something of a training ground. The seeds of much of his presidency can be found here, from his developing sense of the necessity for engagement in Southeast Asia to his use of the Senate to strengthen relationships and create a national platform, a strategy he consolidated at the 1956 Democratic Convention, where he narrowly missed being selected as Adlai Stevenson's running mate, and with the publication, a year later, of "Profiles in Courage," which won a Pulitzer Prize.

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