JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President

JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President

by Ryan Tubridy
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JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President by Ryan Tubridy

The fascinating story of the iconic president's trip to Ireland


The idolized, handsome, and glamorous John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the great-grandson of Irish immigrants and the first and only Irish-Catholic president of the United States. He relished his Irish heritage and in June 1963 made a memorable four-day trip to his homeland, which he called the best four days of his life. Tragically, five months later he was assassinated. This fully illustrated book reveals the huge effect JFK's visit had on Ireland, a country that at the time was largely agrarian and extremely poor. It includes never-seen-before photos of the president and private documents that reveal how the Irish rejoiced in having a president visit their shore. This book evaluates whether the well-loved president, whose Camelot years some believe would have heralded a golden age, actually inspired Ireland to reinvent itself and instilled pride in the Irish people, or whether the myth of JFK just left behind an idyllic dream of what could have been. This is a fascinating, unique, and insightful read from one of Ireland's most popular personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007444304
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ryan Tubridy is a television and radio host in Ireland, including hosting The Late Late Show, the world's longest running talk show.

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JFK in Ireland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable recounting of a much happier time.