Who Was John F Kennedy

The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever.

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101639948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was...? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history.

JFK

Reveals Kennedy's plans for Vietnam, Kennedy's intentions to "shatter the CIA," President Johnson's reversal of Kennedy's orders concerning Vietnam immediately following the assassination, and more

Author: Leroy Fletcher Prouty

Publisher: Carol Publishing Corporation

ISBN: WISC:89063007892

Category: Political Science

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Reveals Kennedy's plans for Vietnam, Kennedy's intentions to "shatter the CIA," President Johnson's reversal of Kennedy's orders concerning Vietnam immediately following the assassination, and more

John F Kennedy from Florida to the Moon

It was September 12, 1962, when Pres.

Author: Raymond P. Sinibaldi

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467103060

Category: History

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It was September 12, 1962, when Pres. John F. Kennedy delivered a speech at Rice University before nearly 50,000 people. By that time, America had launched but four men into space--the suborbital flights of Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom and the nearly identical three-orbit journeys of John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Buoyed by the success of those missions and cognizant of the danger that lay ahead, the president rearticulated his vision and reissued his challenge to reach the moon before 1970. "We choose to go to the moon, in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills." The assassination of President Kennedy, in the words of flight director Gene Kranz, turned his vision into a "quest to do it and do it in the time frame he allotted." On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module known as Eagle, taking "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

John F Kennedy

A biography of the man elected thirty-fifth president of the United States, discussing his personal life, education, and political career.

Author: Lucia Raatma

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756502055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A biography of the man elected thirty-fifth president of the United States, discussing his personal life, education, and political career.

Berlin 1961

Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh-sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is an extraordinary look at key events of the twentieth century, with powerful applications to ...

Author: Frederick Kempe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515020

Category: History

Page: 608

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In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." He knew what he was talking about. Much has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later, but the Berlin Crisis of 1961 was more decisive in shaping the Cold War-and more perilous. It was in that hot summer that the Berlin Wall was constructed, which would divide the world for another twenty-eight years. Then two months later, and for the first time in history, American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood arrayed against each other, only yards apart. One mistake, one nervous soldier, one overzealous commander-and the tripwire would be sprung for a war that could go nuclear in a heartbeat. On one side was a young, untested U.S. president still reeling from the Bay of Pigs disaster and a humiliating summit meeting that left him grasping for ways to respond. It would add up to be one of the worst first-year foreign policy performances of any modern president. On the other side, a Soviet premier hemmed in by the Chinese, East Germans, and hardliners in his own government. With an all-important Party Congress approaching, he knew Berlin meant the difference not only for the Kremlin's hold on its empire-but for his own hold on the Kremlin. Neither man really understood the other, both tried cynically to manipulate events. And so, week by week, they crept closer to the brink. Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh-sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is an extraordinary look at key events of the twentieth century, with powerful applications to these early years of the twenty-first. Includes photographs

Robert Kennedy and His Times

Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: UOM:39015020774371

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Private papers, letters, and journals shed new light on Kennedy family relationships and underlie an account of Robert Kennedy's private and public lives, the forces that shaped him, and his impact on the United States

The Kennedy Neurosis

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.: "The dominant Kennedy goal . . . has been stated with unmistakable emphasis and clarity. ... In essence, the principle can be summed up in a word: Win. At all costs. As Joe Kennedy himself said again and again, ...

Author: Nancy Gager Clinch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0448013134

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Page: 433

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John F Kennedy

In John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism, Jason K. Duncan explains Kennedy’s significance as a political figure of the 20th century in U.S. and world history.

Author: Jason K. Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136174872

Category: History

Page: 256

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Half a century after his assassination, John F. Kennedy continues to evoke widespread fascination, looming large in America’s historical memory. Popular portrayals often show Kennedy as a mythic, heroic figure, but these depictions can obscure the details of the president’s actual achievements and challenges. Despite the short length of his time in office, during his presidency, Kennedy dealt with many of the issues that would come to define the 1960s, including the burgeoning Cold War and the growing Civil Rights movement. In John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism, Jason K. Duncan explains Kennedy’s significance as a political figure of the 20th century in U.S. and world history. Duncan contextualizes Kennedy’s political career through his personal life and addresses the legacy the president left behind. In a concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, including presidential speeches and critical reviews from the left and right, Duncan builds a biography that elucidates the impact of this iconic president and the history of the 1960s.

The Kennedy Library

There are also eleven hundred oral histories, interviews with Kennedy associates ranging from Boston pols to heads of state. Of the six extant presidential libraries this is at once the best sited for students (it is accessible by ...

Author: William Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037834244

Category: Libraries

Page: 128

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Kennedy Saga

The legend of Camelot was invoked but it falls far short of the importance of the Kennedy Saga. This book unveils the secrets surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the true importance of the Kennedy Clan.

Author: Rich Anders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236855

Category: History

Page: 132

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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy was shot. Its impact was immense. President Kennedy ended the Cuban Missile Crises peacefully and prevented a nuclear war. He saved life on this planet from extinction. For this he paid with his own life. The public's fascination with John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family in general goes far beyond well-deserved appreciation for his heroic deed. The legend of Camelot was invoked but it falls far short of the importance of the Kennedy Saga. This book unveils the secrets surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the true importance of the Kennedy Clan.

Grace Power

Unlike so many other books, Grace and Power rejects gossip and conspiracy theory to tell the story of John and Jackie’s three years in the White House soberly, comprehensively and sensitively, from beginning to sudden end.

Author: Sally Bedell Smith

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781845137229

Category: History

Page: 200

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Unlike so many other books, Grace and Power rejects gossip and conspiracy theory to tell the story of John and Jackie’s three years in the White House soberly, comprehensively and sensitively, from beginning to sudden end. Sally Bedell Smith’s book on John and Jackie Kennedy was hailed by authoritative reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic as the most distinguished and well-written book on a perennially fascinating subject for years. In the US the hardback was high on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks. It is an immensely poignant chronicle of pivotal historical events seen from the inside out, from within the private home of the President and First Lady. Amidst the superficial opulence of their social circle, we see the Cuban Missile Crisis and the burgeoning American civil rights movement from the perspective of an invalid president often barely well enough to appear in public. Together with his young wife, abandoned by her husband’s relentless womanising, nevertheless changed the politics and style of America. Grace and Power is the classic account of that time.

Why Robert Kennedy was Killed

time I had loved Robert Kennedy, I cared for him very much, and I hoped that he would win the Presidency until that moment, sir. I hoped that he would win the Presidency but when I saw, heard, he was supporting Israel, sir, not in 1968, ...

Author: Godfrey H. Jansen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002639667

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy the World Remembers

"The people of Austria," President Kennedy had said on June 6, 1961, following his visit, "know what it is to live under occupation and they know what it is to live in freedom. . . ." They responded with profound shock at the news of ...

Author: Alex J. Goldman

Publisher: Fleet PressCorp

ISBN: UOM:39015046813591

Category: History

Page: 144

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Kennedy Adenauer and the Making of the Berlin Wall 1958 1961

Kennedy, Adenauer and the Making of the Berlin Wall, 1958-1961 The Second Berlin Crisis, which began with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's threat to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany in November 1958, has largely been ...

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Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:fz828cr8749

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Kennedy, Adenauer and the Making of the Berlin Wall, 1958-1961 The Second Berlin Crisis, which began with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's threat to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany in November 1958, has largely been interpreted by foreign policy historians as a conflict between the superpowers, in which the dependent allies - the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR - had almost no influence on the course of events that led to the erection of the Berlin Wall. This interpretation served the political purposes of the governments involved for most of the Cold War. The Kennedy administration as leading government of the Western world could claim to have successfully managed a difficult crisis; the Adenauer administration and the Ulbricht regime could both point to Washington's and Moscow's responsibility for the division of Germany's capital; and Khrushchev, as leading statesman of the Warsaw pact, could finally deliver on some of his promises made to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. However, recent findings suggest that Ulbricht, not Khrushchev, was the driving force behind the decision to close the East Berlin sector. In the course of the first two years of the Kennedy administration, severe problems arose in West German-American relations. It is time to ask how the West German government's interactions with the Kennedy administration influenced the course of the crisis. President Eisenhower had seemingly managed to avoid an escalation of the Berlin crisis from 1958 to late 1960. This came at the cost of increasing pressure for his successor to find a solution. Ten months into the Kennedy administration, Berlin was divided by a wall, and American and Soviet tanks faced each other at Checkpoint Charlie. This dissertation reexamines the interactions between the Western governments, in particular between West Germany and the United States during the Second Berlin Crisis, and shows how these affected the outcome of the crisis. The first chapter serves as an introduction to the historiography of the Berlin Crisis and German-American relations in the period, especially between the Kennedy and Adenauer governments, and defines the pertinent questions; the second chapter provides an outline of the first two years of the crisis and the Eisenhower administration's approach to Adenauer and Berlin, especially as to Western policy on Berlin when the Eisenhower administration handed over the reins; the third to fifth chapters trace the Kennedy administration's and Chancellor Adenauer's interactions during the crisis in 1961 with particular regard to the actual sealing off of West Berlin, and the last chapter finally serves as an overview of the immediate aftermath. I argue that four key assumptions about the Berlin Wall crisis in 1961 can no longer be upheld: 1. The claim that Kennedy had stood firm on Berlin and merely continued the Eisenhower posture on Berlin is wrong. Instead, the Kennedy administration attempted to find new approaches to Berlin and Germany in line with its general revision of US foreign policy. 2. The notion that the closing of the sector border came as a surprise is not supported by the documents. President Kennedy had been informed numerous times that a closing of the sector border could be expected within the year. 3. Adenauer's policy to prevent diplomatic recognition of the GDR contributed to an escalation of Washington's search for alternative policy options, rather than slowing them. The West German election campaign in 1961 further limited the chancellor's willingness to make changes to his foreign policy. The Kennedy administration eventually sought accommodation with Khrushchev without consulting Bonn. 4. Inherent conceptual mistakes in Kennedy's early foreign policy agenda exacerbated the crisis, rather than contributed to its eventual solution. An additional lack of trust between West Germany and the United States complicated and delayed the attempt to find a more coherent,

John F Kennedy a Political Biography

And yet the rise of John Kennedy in the political firmament of the United States at the mid-century revived and revitalised the Lincoln legend. On the surface there was nothing which was common between the early lives of the two ...

Author: Rameśa Sanghavī

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89008007627

Category:

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The Kennedys

Tells the complete story of the triumphs and failures of the Kennedy family, a chronicle that encompasses the major events of the second half of this century

Author: Peter Collier

Publisher: New York : Summit Books

ISBN: 0671447939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Tells the complete story of the triumphs and failures of the Kennedy family, a chronicle that encompasses the major events of the second half of this century

John F Kennedy

dealing with Kennedy's pre-public life are open to historians, and most of the literature on him is so one-sided, I have been forced to limit my inquiry to what the political Kennedy was like. Perhaps when the early Kennedy family ...

Author: Donald C. Lord

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015012406511

Category: History

Page: 458

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An account of the life and times of John F. Kennedy stressing his political career and including chapters on image-making and the verdict of history.

Robert Kennedy

Mais Robert Kennedy fut surtout un politique atypique, dernier espoir d'une generation traumatisee par les morts de JFK et Martin Luther King.

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ISBN: 2213701180

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Il a d'abord été un fils, soucieux de briller aux yeux de son puissant père, l'Ambassadeur. Il fut aussi un frère, qui dédia la première partie de sa vie à la carrière de l'aîné adoré, "Jack". Mais Robert Kennedy fut surtout un politique atypique, dernier espoir d'une génération traumatisée par les morts de JFK et Martin Luther King. Méconnues en France, sa vie et son oeuvre illustrent pourtant une page essentielle de l'histoire américaine, dont l'issue tragique hante encore les esprits. Car raconter "Bobby", c'est mesurer l'empreinte unique d'un homme perpétuellement en devenir, dans sa vie privée comme sur la scène politique. A Dallas, l'assassinat de son frère obligera Robert à reconsidérer son existence et à entamer une profonde transformation afin de se libérer des fantômes du passé, à la rencontre de son propre destin. Jusqu'à succomber, lui aussi, sous les balles d'un assassin, alors qu'il prenait la route de la Maison Blanche en 1968.

Robert Kennedy at 40

If there is a single truth about Robert Kennedy, it is that he inevitably generates intense feelings in those who have worked for him or who have been dealt with by him. Many people we interviewed expressed impassioned sentiments, ...

Author: Nick Thimmesch

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton

ISBN: UOM:39015002642083

Category: Legislators

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The Kennedy Family and the Story of Mental Retardation

of Joe Kennedy's charitable involvement with MR . 33 Cushing needed Kennedy as a benefactor , and Kennedy in turn depended upon Cushing for advice , for example , on how to deal with Rosemary . In retrospect , it's perhaps not so ...

Author: Edward Shorter

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566397820

Category: History

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According to Edward Shorter, just forty years ago the institutions housing people with mental retardation (MR) had become a national scandal. The mentally retarded who lived at home were largely isolated and a source of family shame. Although some social stigma still attaches to the people with developmental disabilities (a range of conditions including what until recently was called mental retardation), they now actively participate in our society and are entitled by law to educational, social, and medical services. The immense improvement in their daily lives and life chances came about in no small part because affected families mobilized for change but also because the Kennedy family made mental retardation its single great cause. Long a generous benefactor of MR-related organizations, Joseph P. Kennedy made MR the special charitable interest of the family foundation he set up in the 1950s. Although he gave all of his children official roles, he involved his daughter Eunice in performing its actual work--identifying appropriate recipients of awards and organizing the foundation's activities. With unique access to family and foundation papers, Shorter brings to light the Kennedy family's strong commitment to public service, showing that Rose and Joe taught their children by precept and example that their wealth and status obligated them to perform good works. Their parents expected each of them to apply their considerable energies to making a difference. Eunice Kennedy Shriver took up that charge and focused her organizational and rhetorical talents on putting MR on the federal policy agenda. As a sister of the President of the United States, she had access to the most powerful people in the country and drew their attention to the desperate situation of families affected by mental retardation. Her efforts made an enormous difference, resulting in unprecedented public attention to MR and new approaches to coordinating medical and social services. Along with her husband, R. Sargent Shriver, she made the Special Olympics a international, annual event in order to encourage people with mental retardation to develop their skills and discover the joy of achievement. She emerges from these pages as a remarkable and dedicated advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Shorter's account of mental retardation presents an unfamiliar view of the Kennedy family and adds a significant chapter to the history of disability in this country. Author note: Edward Shorter is a Professor at the University of Toronto where he holds the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. He is the author of A History of Psychiatry from the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac, as well as many other books in the fields of history and medicine.