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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... and his mother, Rose, was the daughter of the popular and colorful mayor of Boston, John F. "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald. ... a nanny looked after the boys, there was a full-time housekeeper and Rose was an efficient household manager ...
Rose's piano was the centerpiece of the other large room — directly across from the dining room. It was in this room that the family entertained their many relatives and friends. The America that Jack was born into in 1917 was a country ...
At the same time that Jack was so sick with the first of many childhood illnesses, Rose gave birth to another daughter, Kathleen. Rose, like all women having children during this time, had to be especially careful not to be exposed to ...
With four children and a new baby on the way, it soon became clear to Rose and Joe that they would have to leave the house on Beals Street. They did not have to look far to find a new, bigger house. Late in 1920 the Kennedy family moved ...
things that were interesting from the point of view of history — current events," Rose said. ... St. Aidan's was a regular stop on their daily walks around the neighborhood, so that, in Rose's words, the children would see church as ...
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