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The Letters of John F. Kennedy #2020

The Letters of John F Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave decisions on civil rights and international re

  • Title: The Letters of John F. Kennedy
  • Author: John F. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9781408830451
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Letters of John F. Kennedy By John F. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave decisions on civil rights and international relations, and not merely as a consequence of his tragic fate Kennedy steered his nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty and lauJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave decisions on civil rights and international relations, and not merely as a consequence of his tragic fate Kennedy steered his nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty and launched his nation on its mission to the moon and beyond JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby boomers, injecting hope and revitalising faith in the American dream at a time when it was badly needed 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy s untimely death Martin Sandler s The Letters of John F Kennedy will be the only book that focuses on letters both from and to Kennedy Drawn from than two million letters on file at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The Letters of John F Kennedy presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the turbulent times he lived in The beginnings of American involvement in Vietnam, a touch and go Cold War relationship with the Soviet bloc and many other international controversies are intertwined with Kennedy s own hushed up health problems, his renowned controversial personal life and his charismatic engagement with the world of presidential politics Letters to and from Martin Luther King, Jr Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Khruschev, Bertrand Russell, David Bengurian and many others are included, as well as missives from ordinary citizens and schoolchildren Each letter is accompanied by lively and informative contextualization and facsimiles of many of the letters will appear in the text, along with photographs and exclusive material from the Kennedy Library and Museum.

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    1. He was among the best read and most articulate presidents the US has ever had Kennedy could read than twelve hundred words a minute I rarely put this down, I just wanted to keep on reading it all day long I was carrying it with me everywhere I went I even had a hard time letting go of it and putting it back on the shelf You will truly learn a lot about the man It s an interesting insight into his complex yet amazing personalty The book answers many questions and invoke important questions, as w [...]

    2. Published in 2013, I was first made aware of this collection when it was featured as the B.B.C Radio 4 Book of the Week , at the approach to the fiftieth anniversary of JFK s death last November.Martin W Sandler, a fellow son of Massachusetts , has brought together and edited a very important historical selection of letters written by, and to John Kennedy, spanning from the early 1930 s through to November 63.The book includes hundreds of communications composed by the schoolboy, Naval Officer, [...]

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