The Presidency of John F. Kennedy was a unique and promising turning point in history. A young, compassionate, and independent thinker arrived on the scene with great intent to serve his country, his people, and the globe around him. He envisioned a world of decentralized power-from strong, diverse, and independent nations to thriving opportunities for America's small businesses-a world not led by imperial forces but led by the people. He sought to keep America out of hot wars and to end the Cold War. He reached for peace not only in his time but, as he put it, "in all time" through his thoughtful pursuit of military weapons control. He fought for the rights of every American, from the civil rights struggles in the South to consumer rights and protections from industry corruption. He came up against a myriad of powerful interests with different goals. A battle ensued and the common man around the globe lost the day John F. Kennedy died.
This book details the story, and the struggle, in a way never told before, of a man with the courage to repeatedly take on the most powerful forces on the globe; a man who seemingly had everything-but gave everything-including ultimately his life, in pursuit of creating a better life for us all. Along the way it asks deep questions about what it all means for our world today.
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