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John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio: History as Told Through the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum with CD (Audio) (Presidential Protfolio)

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Publisher Comments:

PublicAffairs is proud to introduce the first volume in our new Presidential Library Series, edited by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

Each year, thousands of people visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum to experience the "thousand days" of his presidency and learn what it took to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Now readers can revisit the tenure of one of America's most mythic figures and most controversial presidents through this elegantly designed book and portfolio.

John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio is a unique time capsule that captures the essence, style, and excitement of the Kennedy presidency. Readers will travel back in time to the breathtakingly close election; the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis; the careful political maneuvering at the start of the civil rights movement; the Bay of Pigs fiasco; and the inspiring creation of the Peace Corps. Key figures, such as First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, are vividly profiled. And bound to each book is a 90-minute CD recording of never-before-heard Kennedy phone conversations and dictations.

For Kennedy Library visitors, fans of Camelot, or anyone interested in American history, this historically authoritative examination of the man, his era, and an institution is an essential reference volume and a beautiful gift.

Book News Annotation:

A look into the life of JFK, beginning with his youth, through his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, his election to the US Congress and the presidency, the Bay of Pigs, the civil rights movements, the creation of the Peace Corps, nuclear disarmament, and his eventual death in Texas. Written for a popular audience, the book includes an audio CD with a dozen recordings of phone-calls and dictated letters of the thirty-fifth president. Extensive illustration with black and white photographs, some with color accents.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Kennedy Presidency, and his role in the history of a turbulent time, told through fast-paced narrative and illustrated with documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings exclusive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Synopsis:

The Kennedy Presidency, and his role in the history of a turbulent time, told through fast-paced narrative and illustrated with documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings exclusive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum


About the Author

Charles Kenney is a novelist and former journalist at The Boston Globe. He is, most recently, the author of The Son of John Devlin. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891620362
Subtitle:
The Presidential Portfolio
Introduction:
Beschloss, Michael R.
Introduction:
Beschloss, Michael R.
Author:
Kenney, Charles C.
Author:
Kenney, Charles
Introduction:
Beschloss, Michael R.
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Kennedy, john f. (john fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Presidential Protfolio
Series Volume:
105-221
Publication Date:
20001025
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
26 cm. +

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History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Kennedy, John F. » General

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The Kennedy Presidency, and his role in the history of a turbulent time, told through fast-paced narrative and illustrated with documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings exclusive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

"Synopsis" by ,
The Kennedy Presidency, and his role in the history of a turbulent time, told through fast-paced narrative and illustrated with documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings exclusive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum


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