John F Kennedy by Mark Black
A Very Brief History

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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was the youngest ever US President when he was elected in 1960, defeating Republican nominee and Vice-President Richard Nixon. JFK was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas in November 1963; Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was himself killed by Jack Ruby before he could be brought to trial. As a result, conspiracy theorists have long suggested that others were involved in the assassination. This book tells the story of JFK’s Presidency, overcoming challenges such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and paving the way for huge progress in areas such as civil rights and space exploration.

The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.

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Published March 9, 2013 45 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Here he focuses on Jacqueline's (he never calls her Jackie) childhood and adolescence and concludes with her marriage to John F.

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From Kennedy's first campaign for Congress, when he targeted black voters, to his last days wooing Southern moderates in Texas, this narrowly focused book depicts Kennedy as a "minimalist" whose "sometimes cynical, sometimes sincere" manipulation of black opinion gave him a false sense of accompl...

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