High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy

High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy

by Deborah Heiligman
     
 

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of his assassination, this profile of President John F. Kennedy follows him from his privileged but sickly childhood all the way to the White House. 50 duotone photos.See more details below

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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of his assassination, this profile of President John F. Kennedy follows him from his privileged but sickly childhood all the way to the White House. 50 duotone photos.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-A glossy take on the life of the 35th president. The text, which begins with a foreword by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is frankly admiring, and successfully captures the spirit that makes Kennedy an enduring figure in our history. Heiligman covers her subject's life from his childhood to his assassination, including events from his administration such as the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the establishment of the Peace Corps, and his 1962 order to send 30,000 Army and National Guard troops to the University of Mississippi campus. The author addresses the president's health problems and need for pain medication, but leaves out allegations of drug abuse and adultery. This well-designed book features large, well-chosen, black-and-white photographs; black, white, and silvery-gray type highlights important quotations from Kennedy's speeches. The author lists numerous resources, including books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and Web sites. Ilene Cooper's Jack (Dutton, 2003), which goes into interesting psychological depth about Kennedy's formative years, is for an older audience. While less innovative in its approach, High Hopes is an attractive and useful addition.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792261414
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Photobiographies Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,303,657
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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