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New York: Scribner, 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 302,  pages. Appendix. Index. DJ slightly soiled. Foreword by Al Gore. Inscribed by the co-author (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.). Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. (born January 17, 1954) is an American environmental lawyer, activist, and author. Kennedy is a son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former president John F. Kennedy. He is the president of the board of Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit environmental group that he helped found in 1999. From 1986 until 2017, Kennedy was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit environmental organization. From 1984 until 2017, he was a board member and chief prosecuting attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper. For over thirty years, Kennedy has been an adjunct professor of Environmental law at Pace University School of Law. Until August 2017, he also held the post as supervising attorney and co-director of Pace Law School's Environmental Litigation Clinic, which he founded in 1987. He is currently professor emeritus at Pace. Kennedy co-hosts Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated American radio program, and has written or edited ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers.
New York: Viking, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7 inches. , 60 pages. Black and white photograph of Kennedy on front cover. Illustrations. Introduction by Caroline Kennedy. This was America, 1960 by Elizabeth Partridge. The bookplate of this book contains a facsimile signature of John F. Kennedy. This book was produced as part of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's election. The book also contains excerpts of Report to the American People on Civil Rights by John F. Kennedy; and Commencement Address at American University (excerpts) by John F. Kennedy. Also includes the poem, The Gift Outright, by Robert Frost. His inaugural address encompassed the major themes of his campaign and would define his presidency during a time of economic prosperity, emerging social changes, and diplomatic challenges. This inauguration was the first in which a poet, Robert Frost, participated in the program. Robert Frost, then 86 years old, recited his poem "The Gift Outright". Kennedy requested Frost to read a poem at the inauguration, suggesting "The Gift Outright", considered an act of gratitude towards Frost for his help during the campaign. Kennedy would later state that he admired the "courage, the towering skill and daring" of Frost, and adding that "I've never taken the view the world of politics and the world of poetry are so far apart. I think politicians and poets share at least one thing, and that is their greatness depends upon the courage with which they face the challenges of life."
New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 351,  pages. DJ has a small tear at top near spine. Foreword by Caroline Kennedy. Illustrations. To mark John F. Kennedy's centennial, celebrate the life and legacy of the 35th President of the United States. A selection of more than 300 images--including family letters, personal ephemera, and captivating photographs--collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, many never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered Kennedy family: This remarkable history dates from 1878 through 1946--up to the aftermath of WWII and the beginning of JFK's political career--and covers everything from the family's first home to beach vacations, from children's birthdays to first Communions. The images capture the formative years of a uniquely American dynasty, imparting a glowing nostalgia to the period and detailing the family's progress as it grows from a pair of turn-of-the-century newlyweds into a populous, vibrant clan of hopeful young men and women on the brink of their brilliant destinies. This is a piece of Americana that readers will treasure.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. xxv, , 164 pages. Preface. Letter to the Reader. Courage and Politics. Illustrations. DJ is in a plastic sleeve, and has wear, tears, chips and soiling. Pencil notation on fep. Some page discoloration. Kennedy was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946, 1948, and 1950 for the state of Massachusetts. In 1952 and 1958, he was elected a senator from Massachusetts, and served in the Senate until resigning after he was elected president in 1960. It was a passage from Herbert Agar's book The Price of Union about an act of courage by an earlier senator from Massachusetts, John Quincy Adams, that gave Kennedy the idea of writing about senatorial courage. He showed the passage to Ted Sorensen and asked him to see if he could find some more examples. This Sorensen did, and eventually they had enough not just for an article, as Kennedy had originally envisaged, but a book. With help from research assistants and the Library of Congress, Kennedy wrote the book while bedridden during 1954 and 1955, recovering from back surgery.
Washington DC: John F. Kennedy. Presumed part of multiple original production with Black lettering. There is a Red version as well. Ball Point Pen. Sterling silver ballpoint pen given as a gift from John F. Kennedy while serving as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. This is a very rare hard to find Sterling Silver Imperial Pen made for then Senator John F Kennedy by Silvercraft. Silvercraft took pens of other manufacturers and added a sterling silver overlay over the barrel. Silvercraft made a couple of different pens for JFK first as Senator, then for the Inauguration and finely as Presidential gifts. This pen is an Imperial ball point pen marked Sterling. The pen has a stencil cut filigree design on the barrel and the words "Senator John F. Kennedy" This pen shows some natural age and toning but it is in good shape. According to the Guernsey's JFK auction were one of these pens was featured these pens were not only given out by Senator Kennedy but he frequently used them himself as well.
New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc., 1961. Reprint Edition. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. xxviii, , 252 pages. Appendix. Bibliography, DJ soiled, DJ edges worn and small tears/chips. The original edition was published in 1940; this edition contains a new foreword by Henry R. Luce. John F. Kennedy originally wrote this book as his senior thesis at Harvard. He explores the short-term weaknesses of a democratic and capitalistic system, facing a totalitarian power, under the requirements of modern warfare. This copy bears the bookplate of Richard Harwood, believed to be the Richard Harwood who was a reporter, editor and ombudsman at The Washington Post who played important roles in the newspaper for more than 30 years. Mr. Harwood was a gruff, plain-spoken, broad-shouldered former Marine, a veteran of Iwo Jima. Mr. Harwood began his newspaper career in Nashville and established his journalistic reputation on the Louisville Times. When just in his thirties, he was a formidable figure in Kentucky political circles, known as "Black Death Harwood." Colleagues said the nickname grew out of a combination of fear and respect among the politicians he covered. The Times and its sister paper, the morning Courier-Journal, sent him to Washington in 1962 as a correspondent. Mr. Harwood joined The Post in 1966 as a reporter on the national staff. After two years as a highly successful writer, he was named the paper's national editor, and spent the rest of his career as one of The Post's top editors, and as the paper's internal critic, or ombudsman.