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The Letters of John F. Kennedy is a collection of the former President's letters and writings over his tenure.
Summary of the Book
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is remembered for many things. He changed the world in his short lifespan, and his presidency is intensely remembered for steering the nation away from the brink of nuclear war and for pioneering the mission to the moon. In this collection of letters, Kennedy addresses many notable personalities of his time, touching upon topics of peace, hope and the future. He addresses people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Clare Booth Luce, Pearl Buck, John Wayne, Albert Schweitzer, Linus Pauling, Willy Brandt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Khruschev, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, a young John Kerry, and Ngo Dinh Diem, as well as receives letters from them. This collection also shows how the nation and the world loved Kennedy, bringing together the letters sent by ordinary citizens and school children. A man who was killed before his time, Kennedy's penmanship will always be remembered as one which spoke of honesty and constant hope.
About Martin W. Sandler
Martin W. Sandler is an American writer best known for Lincoln Through the Lens and The Dust Bowl Through the Lens. A multiple Emmy Award winner, Sandler has written widely for television and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. He has written over 60 books and his Library of Congress American History Series for Young People collection, in six volumes, is a best-seller.
Mr. Sandler has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College, giving classes on American history and American studies.