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JFK speaking, His political speeches 1942-1953, Vol. I (388 pp.)

JFK, one of America’s youngest presidents, was not originally meant to become a politician. It was only his older brother’s death, in 1944, while flying a bomber over Europe, that opened up the way for him to follow on his father’s and maternal grandfather’s footsteps in Massachusetts and, eventually, national US politics. This long process of his political evolution has rarely been followed thoroughly. Now, thanks to this five volume series, readers have the opportunity to examine more closely the young JFK’s political career that carried him from Massachusetts local politics to the White House in a space of barely 18 years! Volume one of the series includes 47 speeches, covering the period from July 4, 1942 to December 10, 1953, and delivered mostly in Massachusetts, New York and Washington D.C.


  • Induction Ceremony for Navy Recruits, Charleston, South Carolina, July 4, 1942 
  • "Some Elements of the American Character". Independence Day Oration by John F. Kennedy, Candidate for Congress from the 11th Congressional District, July 4, 1946 
  • Pennsylvania Young Democrats Regional Convention. Greensburg, Pennsylvania, July 14, 1949 
  • Northeastern University Convocation, Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2, 1953 

and 43 more speeches!

ISBN: 978-2-940603-15-2

388 pages


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