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Quotations of John F. Kennedy

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War hero, politician, President of the United States-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy embodied the dreams and hopes of an age. This handsome collection of nearly one hundred quotations captures the wit and wisdom of one of America's best-loved Presidents.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 16th 2008 by Applewood Books
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Emily Simpson
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
as someone whose been really interested (borderline obsessive at times) in the kennedy's history and legacy over the past few years I am happy to give anything kennedy related a go. great little book of quotes from the short life of jfk. always in awe of how forward thinking he was. will definitely refer back to this book when I need some motivation.
Jessica
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another small book of quotes from one of America's greatest presidents. I would very much like one for Abraham Lincoln in this same style. I carry this one and FDR in my purse.

This is because I am a dork who loves history.
Peggy
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it

What a wise man for such a young man. The book shows Pres. Kennedy’s well rounded and curious intelligence.
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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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