One of Ourselves: John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Ireland

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This is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour account of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in late June 1963:  the places he visited; the people he met – political and cultural luminaries and average Irish citizens alike; the throngs who lined the roads to catch a glimpse of him or gathered to hear him speak; and the events that crowded his schedule.

Exhaustively researched from written and oral sources, the book tells a memorable tale of the president's ”homecoming” to a people ...

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Overview


This is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour account of President Kennedy's visit to Ireland in late June 1963:  the places he visited; the people he met – political and cultural luminaries and average Irish citizens alike; the throngs who lined the roads to catch a glimpse of him or gathered to hear him speak; and the events that crowded his schedule.

Exhaustively researched from written and oral sources, the book tells a memorable tale of the president's ”homecoming” to a people and land long etched in his heart and at last on the verge of taking their place in the modern world's politics and economy.

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Editorial Reviews

Tim Pat Coogan
"When I read Jim Carroll's book on Kennedy's Irish visit, I understood the meaning of the word 'watershed.' The visit was a highlight in the continuing story of the Irish diaspora. Read it."
O'Clery
"Detailed, minute-by-minute account of JFK's historic visit to Ireland, exhaustively researched ... brings alive the excitement of the first American presidential visit to a country still struggling for recognition as an independent nation."
Steven Thomma
"This is a splendid book ... Rich in detail, it is informed by the people who were there, both Irish and American, and artfully told by a writer with a keen understanding of the man, the moment in history, and the place."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884592409
  • Publisher: Images From The Past, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/20/2003
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 1,332,620
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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