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1960 - LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon

David Pietrusza

The epic 1960 campaign that forged three Presidencies!
Three future Presidents, one history-making election, and a thousand secrets revealed for the first time.

A John F.Kennedy Memorial

Macfadden-Bartell Corporation

In this small book, written in 1964, JFK is vividly portrayed, in text and photographs, as a boy and a man, a leader, a husband and a father. Here - eloquently, unforgettable- is the story of a man who in 1964 was already a legend.

A Nation of Immigrants

John F.Kennedy

From the Introduction by Robert F.Kennedy :
"In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history. This book can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on".

A Picture Book of John F.Kennedy

Adler David D.

Book for children. Adler presents a brief, clearly written text that provides basic information about his subject in an appealing format. He mentions that Kennedy was not a good student during his early school days and that as young senator, women came to the Senate just to watch him. The narrative concentrates on Kennedy's achievements and is free of fictionalization. Casilla's watercolors are full-color copies of famous photographs.

A Tribute to John F.Kennedy

Paperback                           Hardcover

edited by Salinger Pierre

This was the nationwide bestseller that helped America move beyond grief -to infinite pride. "A Tribute to JFK" was the first published collection of tributes paid to the memory of the late President in the emotion-filled days following the assassination. The editors' selections include tributes from newspapers and magazines, radio and television broadcasts, distinguished U.S. citizens and foreign leaders, and from letters written to the Kennedy family.

Alla corte di Re Artý

Chomsky Noam

Italian version of the book "Rethinking Camelot".
This book deals with a crucial moment of modern history, the escalation of the US war in Vietnam from state terror to aggression from 1961 through 1964, setting the stage for the far more destructive assault that followed.
Chomsky demolishes the myth of Kennedy era as a magic period of American history.

America The Beautiful in the words of John F.Kennedy

Kennedy John F.

Published by the Country Beautiful foundation in 1964 it is filled with numerous b&w and colour photos.
Included are a Preface by Lyndon Johnson and an introduction by Stewart Udall. The Words of John F. Kennedy include: Man and the Land / Man and the Arts / Man and His Dignity / and the Epilogue.
There is a eulogy by Richard Cardinal Cushing, and the book closes with "The Undying Spirit" by Allen Nevins.

An unfinished life

Dallek Robert

"An unfinished life" is the first authorative single-volume life of John F.Kennedy to be written in nearly four dedades. Drawing upon firsthand sources, freshly unearthed documents and never-before-opened archives, prizewinning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy, forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency and his legacy.

Ask Not [Il discorso di John Kennedy che cambio' l'America]

Clarke Thurston

Italian version.
A close-up on JFK's magical inaugural week and the creation of the speech that inspired a generation : "Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country".
Thurston Clarke has created a beautifully detailed rendering of the Kennedy's inauguration : this book takes us in the lives of the man, his family and his advisers as they prepare for power at the dawn of an era they would make their own. At the heart of the story is Kennedy's quest to create an address that would distil American dreams, ensure his place in history and inspire a new generation.
It includes a DVD with Kennedy's Inaugural speech.

Ask what you can do for your country

Fleming Dan B. Jr

Author Dan Fleming has interviewed people from across the nation and around the world to create this all new collection of vignettes dealing with people's immediate reaction to JFK's assassination, their memories of JFK, as well as his significance to their lives.

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