Union Jack: JFK's Special Relationship with Great Britain

Union Jack: JFK's Special Relationship with Great Britain

by Christopher Sandford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611688528
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 329,068
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD has written on pop culture and postwar affairs for a range of publications, including The Times, Rolling Stone, America, The Spectator, and others. He is the author of two dozen books, including Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy. He lives in Seattle and London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
“Father Does Not Always Know Best”
My Trip Abroad
Why England Slept
A Very Broad Minded Approach to Everything
Europe’s New Order
John F. Kennedy Slept Here
Family Feud
Special Relationships
“We Are Attempting to Prevent World War Three”
Harold and Jack
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

Curtis Wilkie

“Union Jack is a fresh and richly-researched addition to the body of literature about John F. Kennedy. In it, Christopher Sandford delivers a colorful account of how JFK transcended his Irish heritage and his father’s antipathy to the British to develop, as a young man, a special affinity with many influential friends in England and to build, as president, a strong relationship with the Tory government of Harold Macmillan.”

James W. Graham

“Sandford shows how a young and privileged American, promiscuous as he is politically precocious, befriends like-minded roguish Brits who together grow to professional adulthood and save the Cold War world from catastrophe. An amazing story discovered and entertainingly told, it gives whole new meaning to our Special Relationship with Great Britain.”

Philip White

“Masterful. . . . Some books have explored JFK’s early visits to England, others have looked at his fascination with Winston Churchill, and a few have examined his commitment to the Special Relationship—but no author has combined all these elements in such a compelling fashion.”

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