Thomas J. Carty teaches history and American studies at Springfield College in Massachusetts and wrote A Catholic in the White House? Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign (Palgrave Macmillan).
Books on the 1960 presidential campaign inevitably invite comparison with journalist Theodore White’s best-selling The Making of the President, 1960. The book’s success derived in part from the public’s fascination with the televised presidential debates.
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