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The Letters of John F. Kennedy

By John F. (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy, 1917-1963

John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched American on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby boomers, injecting hope and revitalizing faith in the American project.

2013 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy's untimely death, a milestone to be marked by an avalanche of new books on his life and importance. Martin Sandler'sThe Letters of John F. Kennedywill stand out among them, as the only book that draws on letters from and to Kennedy, as collected at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the library--many never before published--this project presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the times he lived in.

Letters to and from the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Clare Booth Luce, Pearl Buck, John Wayne, Albert Schweitzer, Linus Pauling, Willy Brandt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Khruschev, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, a young John Kerry, and Ngo Dinh Diem are complemented by letters from ordinary citizens, schoolchildren, and concerned Americans. Each letter will accompanied by lively and informative contextualization. Facsimiles of many letters will appear, along with photographs and other visual ephemera from the Kennedy Library and Museum.

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2013

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9781608192717


Format: Book
Author: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Title: The letters of John F. Kennedy / edited by Martin W. Sandler.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Subject: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Correspondence. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Sources.
Isbn: 9781608192717 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Title: The letters of John F. Kennedy / edited by Martin W. Sandler.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Correspondence.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Sources.
Other Author: Sandler, Martin W. editor of compilation.
Other Title: Correspondence
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2012043896
ISBN: 9781608192717 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: B Kennedy