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The Letters of John F. Kennedy

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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. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, this book ...more
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published March 18th 2014 by Bloomsbury UK (first published December 1st 2013)
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Nada
He was among the best-read and most articulate presidents the US has ever had. Kennedy could read more 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 que
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Feb 13, 2014 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Pete by: B.B.C. Radio 4 'Book of the Week'
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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 Offi
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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

After Kennedy's military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations tu
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