Kennedy John Fitzgerald - The Letters of John F. Kennedy

Author : Kennedy John Fitzgerald
Title : The Letters of John F. Kennedy
Year : 2015

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Preface. For many of us, it is almost impossible to believe that more than fifty years have passed since John F. Kennedy entered the White House, the youngest man ever elected president of the United States. It is perhaps even more startling to realize that an enormous percentage of our population has no personal recollection of the man who inspired Americans of all ages - young Americans especially - and captivated the imaginations of people around the world. The man they called JFK was the most visible president the United States had ever had. Thanks to his movie-star good looks, his charisma, and the way in which he regarded photography not with the wariness displayed by almost all his predecessors, but as an ally, he became the most photographed person in the world. It was no accident that it was Kennedy who created the position of official White House photographer. Even more than photography, however, it was television that endowed Kennedy with a visibility that no previous leader in world history had ever attained. John Kennedy was America’s first television president, and from the beginning it was obvious that he and the medium were made for each other. Almost everything that took place in his presidency - his speeches, his cold war battles, his motivation of the nation’s young people - was molded by his understanding of the ways in which television, unlike anything that had ever come before it, could both shape and sway public opinion. ...

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