Table of contents for The best year of their lives : Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948 ; learning the secrets of power / Lance Morrow.

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CONTENTS
Introduction
Three Crises xi
The Anxiety of the Overdog xxiv
Annus Mirabilis xxxii
chapter one
Three Young Men
Jack's Favorite Movie 3
The Transformation of a Quaker Boy 13
Johnson at Bay 43
Interlude: The American Scene
Washington 53
Brumidi's Frescoes and Film Noir 63
Ellis Island, the Frontier, and the Taft-Hartley Act 76
chapter two
Families
The Johnsons of Texas 85
The Kennedys: John Buchan and a Strange Irish
Anglophilia 94
The Nixons of California 113
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Interlude: The World Scene
From Society of Necessity to Society of Choice 125
Marshall 130
Science and Discoveries 141
chapter three
Early 1948
Lyndon for Sale 149
Young, Obscure and Orthogonian 153
Jack and Kick: May 1948 179
Interlude: Questions of Character
The Sinking of PT-109 189
The Caracas Thesis 192
LBJ's Silver Star 200
chapter four
Late Summer
The Hiss Case 215
Lyndon vs. Coke 272
Epilogue 281
Notes on Sources 285
Index 291

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.