JFK: A Vision for America

By | July 15, 2019
JFK: A Vision for America Author Stephen Kennedy Smith
ISBN-10 0062668846
ISBN-13 9780062668844
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Harper
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Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F Kennedys birth here is the definitive compendium of JFKs most important and brilliant speeches accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figuresincluding Senator Elizabeth Warren David McCullough Kofi Annan and the Dalai Lamaand edited by JFKs nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley Combined with over seven hundred documentary photos it tells the story in words and pictures of JFKs life and presidency and depicts his compelling vision for America JFKbrings together in one volume John F Kennedys greatest speeches alongside essays by Americas top historians analysis from leading political thinkers and personal insights from preeminent writers and artists Here is JFK at his bestthought provoking inspiring eloquent and wiseon a number of wide ranging topics including civil rights the race to the moon the environment immigration the Cuban Missile Crisis and much more JFK demonstrates the deep relevance of his words today and his lasting power and influence as an outstanding American leader and orator Elegantly designed and enriched by more than 500 photographs and facsimiles of Kennedys marginalia on drafts of speeches his notes from important meetings letters and other fascinating documents JFK is a major contribution to American history The august list of contributors includes Secretary John Kerry Ambassador Samantha Power Congressman John Lewis Senator John McCain Senator Elizabeth Warren His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Robert Redford Conan OBrien Dave Eggers Gloria Steinem Don DeLillo David McCullough George Packer Colum McCann Michael Beschloss Robert Dallek David Kennedy Ted Widmer Henry Louis Gates Jr Drew Faust Tariq Ramadan Pastor Rick Warren Jonathan Alter E J Dionne Ron Suskind Paul Krugman Kofi Annan Governor Jerry Brown Paul Theroux Jorge Domnguez and many others

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