Search Results: "John F. Kennedy Library Foundation"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"For students of American politics and history, an intriguing, unique window into the formation of one of the country's most enduring and controversial dynasties."
A fascinating album of the Kennedy matriarch's collection of family photos focusing on the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE LETTERS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by John F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though remarkably comprehensive for its limited length, more of Kennedy's voice would have served Sandler's purpose better."
A selection of letters to and from John F. Kennedy written over the course of 35 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 1998

"A slender, handsomely designed book, clearly intended for browsers and gift givers."
This collection of brief passages drawn from Robert Kennedy's speeches and his journal, along with quotes Kennedy had copied from the works of favored authors, drawn together by his youngest son, is too slight and episodic to serve as a useful survey of Kennedy's thought. Read full book review >

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Robert F. Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Skip the 'Frameable portrait inside' and go with Michael Bedard's The Wolf of Gubbio (2001) or Guido Visconti's Clare and Francis (2004). (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A saint's biography written by a celebrity author and illustrated by an artist best known for Fairy Wings, one is hard pressed to treat this with respect. Read full book review >

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A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1980

"Unfortunately, this is all we'll have of Toole's talent; he committed suicide in 1969, age 32, leaving only this astounding book."
A masterpiece of character comedy finally published more than ten years after its writing, thanks to novelist Walker Percy—who furnishes a foreword. Read full book review >

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Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An intriguing, intensely readable combination of Game of Thrones and the New Testament."
A dark fantasy about an alliance between the Queen of Hell and the Son of God. Read full book review >

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The Power of Uncertainty  by John F. Loase
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Makes many good points and portrays a writer of intellect and compassion, but the arguments struggle to coalesce into a meaningful statement, likely leaving many readers underwhelmed."
An intelligent and impassioned, albeit not quite cohesive, argument for uncertainty and a foundation in the arts. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESSION by John F. Kasson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2014

"Informative and well-researched, Kasson's work offers insight into one of Hollywood's most beloved entertainers, as well as the fascinating connection between politics and entertainment."
A cultural historian examines how the films of Shirley Temple (1928-2014) worked in tandem with New Deal politics to help Americans overcome the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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LIAM'S PROMISE  by John F. Picciano
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A page-turning thriller debut but one that overreaches by pulling straight from the headlines."
In this debut thriller based upon a real-life 1996 plane crash, a young man must uphold his family's honor while also facing ethical challenges posed by terrorists and the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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ENDURING COURAGE by John F. Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Ross sweeps readers along in Rickenbacker's thrilling tale."
Energetic look at the World War I ace's early exploits through the prism of exciting modern changes in America. Read full book review >