John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy
Harper Collins, 2005 - 160 Seiten
President John F. Kennedy lived an extraordinary life. He was awarded a Purple Heart for bravery in World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles In Courage. He was the youngest man ever elected president and the first president born in the twentieth century.His commitment to civil rights and his efforts to limit the use of nuclear weapons changed American life. President John F. Kennedy’s life and, sadly, his early death, are part of history.
A voracious reader of biographies, President Kennedy has fittingly been the subject of many volumes himself. When asked why he enjoyed reading biographies, President Kennedy replied, "Because they answer the question 'What's he like?'"
In attempting to answer that question, author Shelley Sommer presents John F. Kennedy in his many roles -- as a boy, a young man, a war hero, a politician, a husband, a father, and finally a president. This look at John F. Kennedy, illustrated with photos from the Kennedy Family Collection and the Kennedy Library, gives young readers a look at a dynamic man whose personality and politics helped to shape the twentieth century and continue to influence American life today.
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The baby, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, had arrived, joining his parents and a two-year-old brother, Joseph Jr. The new baby was soon nicknamed Jack. The Kennedys were a prominent Boston family. Jack's father, Joseph, was, ...
Joseph visited him in the hospital every day, and frightened about his young son's health, he vowed to donate half his money to ... True to his word, after Jack's full recovery Joseph made a large donation to the Guild , . , , ,.
Joseph Kennedy took whatever steps were necessary to ensure that his children had access to opportunities that would increase their academic or social positions. He understood that being involved in local politics was one way to have ...
However, Joseph did not suffer the burdens of prejudice as much as his grandparents, who had arrived in Boston as immigrants. The sons of those Irish immigrants, Jack Kennedy's grandfathers, gave their families their start in politics.
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