Pierre Salinger, in his Introduction, sets the keynote and the reason- for this book recording the news conferences of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Unique in the history of presidential news conferences, these revealed the personal and political views and the frankness, humor and wit of an extraordinary man. Together they provide not only annotations to history in the making, but a commentary on our institutions set against a brief outline summary of the events framing the press conferences. The index may give this added reference value, but actually the reading pleasure brings back the fascination of listening to the conferences live as they were seen or heard. In addition to the news conferences there are eight special interviews included. This type of book will provide an important segment in the source material on Kennedy.