The Strategy of Peace.

“World peace, like community peace, does not require that each man love his neighbor—it requires only that they live together in mutual tolerance": First edition of John F. Kennedy's The Strategy of Peace; from the personal collection of John F. Kennedy

The Strategy of Peace.



Item Number: 142889

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960.

First edition of the selected foreign policy speeches and statements on defense, peace, and national security delivered by Kennedy during his 1960 presidential campaign. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. From the library of John F. Kennedy with his ownership stamp to the half-title page, “Senator John F. Kennedy.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. Edited by Allan Nevins. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

"Readers will find here instruction and sagacity on our knottier problems. They will find also a true philosophy of government, for the Senator has his own vision and his own system of ideas. The speeches will accomplish their best aim if they raise others to the level of the vision. They are rooted in a faith that the greatness of the nation lies in its plain people, who have always profoundly believed that America has a mission, and in that belief are ready to respond to calls to their higher motives" (Allan Nevins, Introduction).

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