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Jack - The ealy years of John F.Kennedy
Cooper Ilene

Before he became the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F.Kennedy was a boy called Jack.
Drawing on family letters, anecdotes, recollections, and biography, Ilene Cooper has written a riveting account of John F.Kennedy's early years from birth to prep school graduation, all set against the colorful background of the Kennedy family and their wildly successful pursuit of the American dream.

Jack and Lem
[JFK and Lem Billings- The untlod story of an extraordinary friendship]
Pitts David

Tough much has been published abouty the life and death of John "Jack" Kennedy, little is known about his enduring friendship with Kirk LeMoyne Billings, known by almost everyone as Lem. From the time they met at Choate School for Boys in 1933 until the gunfire in Dallas thirty years later, Jack and Lem remained best friends.
The evidence indicates Jack found out that Lem was gay not long after they met. Despite his own heterosexuality, however, Jack didn't reject Lem. On the contrary, the friendship flourished.

Jack Kennedy : Elusive Hero

Matthews Chris

"What was he like?". Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question.
With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews gives us just that. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his.
We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president.
We witness his bravery in war and selfness rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war.
The Jack Kennedy you discover here wanted never to be alone, never to be bored. He loved courage, hated war, lived each day as if it were his last.

Jack Kennedy : The Illustrated Life of a President
[featuring intimate photos, personal memorabilia and history-making documents]

Wills Chuck

From JFK's chilhood years as part of the competitive Kennedy clan to his illustrious thousand days in the White House, "Jack Kennedy: the Illustrated Life of a President" follows the complete story of America's historic serviceman, father and President. More than twenty removable pieces of ephemera - such as diary he kept while abroad, a handwritten draft of his Inaugural Address, and doodles from a meeting abou the Bay of Pigs - are enclosed in vellum envelopes throughout the book.
Illustrated with unique and compelling photographs and accompanied by a CD with excerpts from the president's most influencial speeches and interviews, this book is an unprecedented historical tribute to the man who changed the face of the nation.

JFK - 100th Anniversary

Brief biography (34 pages) prepared by Amazon for the 100th Anniversary of John F.Kennedy's birth:
May 29, 1917 - May 29th, 2017

JFK : A Complete Biography 1917-1963
Carr William H.A.

This is the first book written after the assassination with the biography of President Kennedy telling the whole story - from his immigrant Boston ancestors through his three years in the world's most demanding political office to his tragic death and its dramatic consequences.

JFK : A Photographic Memoir
Friedlander Lee

The public outpouring of support for newly elected President John F. Kennedy in 1960 was only exceeded in scope and magnitude by the manifestations of grief and mourning after his assassination in 1963. These responses had an unusually strong visual component: likenesses of the president were framed in shop windows, pinned to living room walls, and plastered in public spaces across the nation. Fifty years after Kennedy's death, this book observes the public's reaction to the president's election and assassination, featuring many photographs published here for the first time. In his travels throughout America during this period, Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) encountered these responses and photographed what he witnessed. From Washington, D.C., to Buffalo to Minneapolis to Los Angeles, Friedlander has captured a moment in American history that galvanized the nation and continues to resonate today.

JFK : Reckless Youth
Hamilton Nigel

"JFK: Reckless Youth" is the first volume of a monumental new biography of John F.Kennedy - a book that will astonish, entertain, and inform all those interested in the life of America's thirty-fifth president.

JFK : Remembering Jack
Loviny Christophe & Touze Vincent

"JFK: Remembering Jack" is a visual and audio portrait commemorating one of America's most beloved leaders. More than 80 photographs, many of which have been rarely-if-ever-published , give a moving and intimate behind-the-scenes look at the life and times of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the man and the politician. This extraordinary volume includes an hour-long audio CD featuring some of Kennedy's greatest speeches.

JFK : The Making of Modern Politics
Marr Andrew (BBC)

On both sides of the Atlantic, John F Kennedy continues to be invoked by today's politicians in the hope that some of his magic might rub off on them. But, 50 years since Kennedy's election, Andrew Marr asks whether JFK's legacy has tarnished politics ever since.
Andrew examines in detail exactly what Kennedy stood for, and how the candidate got that message across. He goes in search of the substance that has long been obscured by the fascination with the Kennedy style.
He also examines how Kennedy embodied the hopes of a nation, and asks whether modern politics demands inspirational leaders rather than politicians bogged down in the details. Kennedy's soaring rhetoric set a high standard that people today yearn for politicians to reach.
THANKS to my friend Trevor Babbs, who sent me this video for my Kennedy Collection.

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