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Book Title: The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy|
The author of the book: John F. Kennedy
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.99 MB
Edition: Bantam Books (NY)
Date of issue: 1964
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Read full description of the books The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy:Although I was only eight, I campaigned for Kennedy--if you call cutting school to attend a rally (where I got on stage behind him!) and bicycling around town to pull down Nixon posters campaigning. It was, after all, Dad's idea--I hadn't too many of my own and Dad was supporting the man.
This excessive commitment to Kennedy as candidate went over to Kennedy as president. I went out of my way to watch him on television, listen to him on the radio and read things by and about him. I watched Jacqueline's tour of the White House. I listened to the comedy album which had actors imitating him and his family many times. I got Dad his Why England Slept for Christmas in '63 along with Hoover's Masters of Deceit (boy, I sure was ignorant!) I bought the whole image thing and was pretty upset when he was murdered.
The Kennedy Wit was part of the Kennedy industry, a business which had started before John and ended only with Teddy in 1980. Bill Adler, the editor, has gone on to make many such books, giving us the wit and wisdom of such as Billy Graham, Jackie Onassis, Oprah, Reagan and even George Bush. At the time, I liked the thing, not even questioning how much of it was actually created by Kennedy himself rather than by one of his writers.
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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
After Kennedy's military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations turned political, with the encouragement and grooming of his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat, and in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960. Kennedy defeated then Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election, one of the closest in American history. He is the only practicing Roman Catholic to be president, as well as the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43.Kennedy is also the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Events during his administration include the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African American Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War.
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime and was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president; however, the House Select Committee on Assassinations declared in 1979 that there was more likely a conspiracy that included Oswald. The entire subject remains controversial, with multiple theories about the assassination still being debated. The event proved to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions. Today, Kennedy continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former U.S. presidents.
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