"And while no nation has ever faced such a challenge, no nation has ever been so ready to seize the burden and the glory of freedom": First Edition of John F. Kennedy's The Burden and the Glory

  • The Burden and the Glory: The Hopes and Purposes of President Kennedy’s Second and Third Years in Office as Revealed in His Public Statements and Addresses.

The Burden and the Glory: The Hopes and Purposes of President Kennedy’s Second and Third Years in Office as Revealed in His Public Statements and Addresses.

$125.00

Item Number: 43097

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964.

First edition of this collection of speeches of President Kennedy. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by Allan Nevins. With a special foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

Allan Nevins has grouped the addresses, excerpts from news conferences and interviews into areas of concern, beginning with the President Kennedy's concepts of government, peace and the international scene, through the flux of international problems to domestic matters -- civil rights, business and agriculture, education and science, with a brief background sketched when necessary. The President's continuing search for methods of promoting world peace is particularly stressed in these selections. It includes his second and third State of the Union addresses, his famous “Ich Ben Ein Berliner” speech, remarks on the Cuban Missile Crisis, comments on race relations and a speech for his trip to Dallas, never delivered.

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