JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President Paperback – Apr 1 2012
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"If anything can fully translate the euphoria engulfing this first official visit by a head of state, it is the extensive and regularly beautiful archive photography that adorns the pages." Independent
From the Back Cover
A beautifully nostalgic look back at JFK's historic visit to his ancestral home "This is not the land of my birth, but it is the land for which I hold the greatest affection." ―President John F. Kennedy, Limerick, June 29, 1963 For the first time ever, award-winning journalist Ryan Tubridy tells the fascinating story of the young, iconic President John F. Kennedy's only visit to Ireland. The idolized, handsome, and glamorous John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the great-grandson of Irish immigrants and the first and only Irish-Catholic American to be elected President of the United States. He relished his Irish heritage, and in June 1963 he made a memorable four-day trip to his homeland. Five months later, he was assassinated.In this fully illustrated book, complete with never-before-seen photographs and heartwarming stories, Tubridy reveals the huge effect JFK's visit had on Ireland, and the affection Kennedy felt for his fellow Irishmen and his Irish heritage. He also portrays how those sentiments were reciprocated by a nation enchanted by the young President, whose people took him into their hearts.Fascinating and insightful, JFK in Ireland captures with authority and integrity the time that Kennedy described as "the best four days of my life." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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I did like this book because I feel interested in the relationships between Ireland and the USA and now I know what places President Kennedy visited, where he stopped...
It's also very interesting to read about the preparation of that trip, the security linked to it. Good book!
The author also covers the earlier days of JFK's youth and times leading up to his election to the Presidency of the United Stated as well as the time afrer the trip and the assassination later that year.He also describes the affect the trip had around the world.
What this author does in this book is to show what a huge talent JFK had in relationships with people ,whether they were the leaders of countries or the ordinary people of all ages.It is hard to imagine any other leader who commanded and deserved the attention ,love and respect as JFK did on this trip as well as any other place he went.
The book is very well written and would be a treasure for anyone who has lived through the time leading up to and after the Presidency of Kennedy.However for anyone who was not living through the Kennedy era,this book will really show what JFK was all about and why he was so popular ,loved and respected .
Even if you have read many books,watched many documentaries and movies;this book sheds a greater light on who and what JFK really was all about..