Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America (Google eBook)
2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account of the inauguration and the weeks preceding it. During a time when America was divided, and its citizens torn by fears of war, John F. Kennedy took office and sought to do more than just reassure the American people. His speech marked the start of a brief, optimistic era. Thurston Clarke's portrait of JFK is balanced, revealing the president at his most dazzlingly charismatic and cunningly pragmatic.
Thurston Clarke's latest book, JFK's Last Hundred Days, is currently available in hardcover.
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Review: Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed AmericaUser Review - Ronnyjane Goldsmith - Goodreads
I have read this book 3 times. It is as beautifully written as was the inaugural speech of President Kennedy. Read full review
Review: Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed AmericaUser Review - Joshua - Goodreads
I read this book for a class on the presidency. Clarke paints a great picture of the drafting of the address by Kennedy. He provides more than adequate evidence that the address was composed primarily ... Read full review
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