1960 Kennedy campaign holds lessons for today

THE MAKING OF A CATHOLIC PRESIDENT: KENNEDY VS. NIXON 1960
Reviewed by Garry Wills

For those old enough to have observed the 1960 presidential campaign, this book brings ancient events out of the cellar of our memories -- things like the Bailey Memo and the Peale meeting. Both of those names are mistaken or deliberately misleading. The Bailey Memo was really the Sorensen Memo, and the Peale meeting was really a meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals and a group called Protestants and Other Americans United.

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