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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Each part of the historic ceremony was designed to set the tone for inauguration of the first president born in the twentieth century. Marian Anderson, the great African- American singer, sang "The Star- Spangled Banner.
In a two-story clapboard house with a big front porch and a black Model T Ford in the driveway, a boy was born. The baby, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, had arrived, joining his parents and a two-year-old brother, Joseph Jr. The new baby was ...
The America that Jack was born into in 1917 was a country that had just entered a terrible war. Now known as World War I, it was then called the Great War, and it eventually took the lives of nearly nine million young soldiers.
The following summer Jack's third sister, Eunice, was born. Now the family had grown to five children: Joe Jr., Jack, Rosemary, Kathleen and Eunice. Kathleen, the sister born while Jack was suffering from scarlet fever, was his special ...
Between 1924 and 1932 four more children were born: Patricia, Robert (nicknamed Bobby), Jean and finally Edward, whom the family called Ted. As a member of a large family Jack never had to look far for a friendly competitor or a ...
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