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JFK: In His Time and Ours [Kindle Edition]

John Kennedy , Bill Clinton , Robert Dallek , Burt Solomon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

To mark the life, political career, and enduring cultural legacy of John F. Kennedy, the Atlantic's commemorative edition, "JFK: In His Time and Ours," reveals the many sources of President Kennedy's continuing hold on the national imagination. The collection features original essays by leading historians and writers, as well as articles and reportage culled from the magazine's rich archive.

With an introduction by President Bill Clinton, who considers his predecessor's contributions to Civil Rights, the issue also includes:

*Presidential historian Robert Dallek's new revelations about JFK's battles with his own military advisors, who kept arguing for the deployment of nuclear weapons in the Cold War.
*JFK Library Director Thomas Putnam's recounting of the real story behind Kennedy's most eloquent speech on the world stage, his famous Ich bin ein Berliner speech in 1963.
*Columbia Historian's Alan Brinkley's essay explaining why the American public holds JFK in so much higher esteem than professional historian do
*Novelist Thomas Mallon's piece of short fiction, "Magnified," which imagines what would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had lost his nerve on November 22, 1963

Plus: Atlantic articles on the Kennedy era by Eleanor Roosevelt, Garry Wills, Walter Lippmann, Samuel Eliot Morison, Caitlin Flanagan, Robert F. Kennedy, and JFK himself, among many others.

Product Details

  • File Size: 13950 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F4DM2NG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read January 12, 2014
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The book has many interesting things that I was not aware and I recommend it to those who like non fiction reading.
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I was only 9 years old when JFK died, so I hadn't read any of the contemporaneous journalistic accounts of the JFK administration before his assassination made him a martyr. I found some interesting parallels with the Obama administration, mainly in the president's reluctance/inability to work with Congress. Each had a very different Congress to work with, but both are/were criticized for being detached/aloof from working with Congress. Both may be right, of course, but only history will tell regarding Obama as it has with Kennedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JFK December 26, 2013
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I saw this magazine in the store and picked it up. Unfortunately, we had a misshapen, and I discarded my hard copy. I found this electronic copy and was thrilled. The magazine shows the good and the bad of our fallen president. We wonder what would have happened had he lived. We will never know, but we always can look at what he did and what he was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written November 6, 2013
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Very well organized and written. Nice selection of writers. The material flows in a highly understandable manner. Would recommend for a basic outline of JFK's life.
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