John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

The Presidential Portfolio : History as Told Through the Collection of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Provides information about the 35th president of the United States including his style of politics, his domestic and foreign policies, and the tradegies that the Kennedy family has been forced to endure, including his own.

Perseus Publishing
PublicAffairs is proud to introduce the first volume in our new Presidential Library Series, edited by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

Each year, thousands of people visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum to experience the "thousand days" of his presidency and learn what it took to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Now readers can revisit the tenure of one of America's most mythic figures and most controversial presidents through this elegantly designed book and portfolio.

John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio is a unique time capsule that captures the essence, style, and excitement of the Kennedy presidency. Readers will travel back in time to the breathtakingly close election; the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis; the careful political maneuvering at the start of the civil rights movement; the Bay of Pigs fiasco; and the inspiring creation of the Peace Corps. Key figures, such as First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, are vividly profiled. And bound to each book is a 90-minute CD recording of never-before-heard Kennedy phone conversations and dictations.

For Kennedy Library visitors, fans of Camelot, or anyone interested in American history, this historically authoritative examination of the man, his era, and an institution is an essential reference volume and a beautiful gift.

The Kennedy Presidency, and his role in the history of a turbulent time, told through fast-paced narrative and illustrated with documents, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings exclusive to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Book News
A look into the life of JFK, beginning with his youth, through his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, his election to the US Congress and the presidency, the Bay of Pigs, the civil rights movements, the creation of the Peace Corps, nuclear disarmament, and his eventual death in Texas. Written for a popular audience, the book includes an audio CD with a dozen recordings of phone-calls and dictated letters of the thirty-fifth president. Extensive illustration with black and white photographs, some with color accents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781891620362
Branch Call Number: 973.922 KEN
Characteristics: xii, 241 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.+ 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: John F. Kennedy Library and Museum


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