JFK: A Vision for America
- Publish Date: 2017-05-02
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Stephen Kennedy Smith;Douglas Brinkley
Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedyâs birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFKâs most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figuresâincluding Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lamaâand edited by JFKâs nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley. Combined with over seven hundred documentary photos, it tells the story, in words and pictures, of JFKâs life and presidency, and depicts his compelling vision for America.
JFKÂ brings together in one volume John F. Kennedyâs greatest speeches alongside essays by Americaâs top historians, analysis from leading political thinkers, and personal insights from preeminent writers and artists. Here is JFK at his bestâthought-provoking, inspiring, eloquent, and wiseâon a number of wide-ranging topics, including civil rights, the race to the moon, the environment, immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more. JFK demonstrates the deep relevance of his words today and his lasting power and influence as an outstanding American leader and orator.
Elegantly designed and enriched by more than 500 photographs and facsimiles of Kennedyâs marginalia on drafts of speeches, his notes from important meetings, letters, and other fascinating documents, JFK is a major contribution to American history.
The august list of contributors includes Secretary John Kerry, Ambassador Samantha Power, Congressman John Lewis, Senator John McCain, Senator Elizabeth Warren, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Redford, Conan OâBrien, Dave Eggers, Gloria Steinem, Don DeLillo, David McCullough, George Packer, Colum McCann, Michael Beschloss, Robert Dallek, David Kennedy, Ted Widmer, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Drew Faust, Tariq Ramadan, Pastor Rick Warren, Jonathan Alter, E. J. Dionne, Ron Suskind, Paul Krugman, Kofi Annan, Governor Jerry Brown, Paul Theroux, Jorge DomÃnguez, and many others.