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Let Every Nation Know

ISBN: 9781402209222

By: Robert DallekTerry Golway

Published: 05/01/2007

Why Kennedy endures: The voice, vision and legacy of a president.

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Let Every Nation Know is the first book of its kind-a historical biography in Kennedy's own words. Combining a remarkable audio CD of Kennedy's most famous speeches, debates and press conferences with the insights of two of America's preeminent historians, the result is a unique look at the world-changing words and presidency of John F. Kennedy. Robert Dallek, author of the #1 bestselling biography An Unfinished Life, and Terry Golway, author of Washington's General, bring to life the soaring oratory, marvelous wit and the intense drama of Kennedy's words and the events they evoke. “I had forgotten just how powerful these speeches were but the CD brings them to life once more and Dallek and Golway have done a masterful job of putting them into context.”-Bob Schieffer, CBS News

About the Author

Terry Golway

Robert Dallek was a winner of the Bancroft Prize for his book FDR and American Foreign Policy. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, published in 2003, sold 230,000 copies in hardcover in the United States and Canada and an equal number of copies in hardcover and trade paperback in the United Kingdom. He lives in Washington, D.C. Terry Golway is also the author of Washington's General, a biography of Nathanael Green. He writes for the New York Times, American Heritage and the New York Observer. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
JFK: A Life

Part One: The Pre-Presidential Speeches
Introduction
1: The Power of the Presidency
January 14, 1960
2: The Nomination Secured
July 15, 1960
3: The “So-Called Religious Issue”
September 12, 1960
4: The First Debate
September 26, 1960
5: The Second Debate
October 7, 1960
6: The Third Debate
October 13, 1960
7: The Fourth Debate
October 21, 1960
8: A City upon a Hill
January 9, 1961

Part Two: 1961
Introduction
9: The Inaugural Address
January 20, 1961
10: The Peace Corps
March 1, 1961
11: The Alliance for Progress
March 13, 1961
12: The Bay of Pigs
April 20, 1961 and April 21, 1961
13: The Presidency and The Press
April 27, 1961
14: A Man on the Moon
May 25, 1961
15: Preparing for War
July 25, 1961
16: A Nuclear Sword of Damocles
September 25, 1961

Part Three: 1962
Introduction
17: The Celebrity President
January 20, 1962
18: Hammering Big Steel
April 11, 1962
19: A Declaration of Interdependence
July 4, 1962
20: Why Go to the Moon?
September 12, 1962
21: Mississippi Burns
September 30, 1962
22: The Cuban Missile Crisis
October 22, 1962

Part Four: 1963
Introduction
23: A Vision of Peace
June 10, 1963
24: The Nation’s Moral Crisis
June 11, 1963
25: Ich bin ein Berliner
June 26, 1963
26: Ireland’s Favorite Son
June 28, 1963
27: “A Spirit of Hope”
July 26, 1963
28: “The Clouds Have Lifted”
September 30, 1963
29: The Arts and Politics
October 26, 1963
30: Watchmen on the Walls of Freedom
November 22, 1963

Excerpt

Chapter 8
A City Upon a Hill
Address to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
January 9, 1961
Track 8

John F. Kennedy’s great-grandparents sailed from Ireland to ...

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“A well-made enhanced e-book that collects some 30 speeches by John F. Kennedy from January 1960 until the day before his assassination in November 1963…Readable and easily navigated a...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6.5 in
Weight: 15.52 oz
Page Count: 308 pages

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