Who Was John F. Kennedy?

4.16 avg rating
( 502 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780756954765: Who Was John F. Kennedy?

The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our "Who Was...?" series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Who Was

John F.
Kennedy?

Who Was

John F.
Kennedy?

To my children, James and Katherine
McDonough—Y.Z.M.

For Charlotte with love—J.W.

Who Was John F. Kennedy?

The small boat sped quickly along in the dark. It was a hot night in August. The thirteen men onboard were quiet and tense. Their mission was a scary one: They were looking for Japanese warships in the Pacific Ocean.

Suddenly, there was an explosion.

The small boat was ripped in half by a Japanese destroyer returning to its base. Two of the crew were killed instantly. The other eleven men clung to pieces of the boat until morning. Then the wreckage began to sink. The captain decided they all must swim to the safety of a nearby island. The men didn’t think they could make it.

“Will we ever get out of this?” asked one.

“It can be done,” replied the captain. “We’ll do it.”

One of the men was burned so badly that he could not swim. He told the captain to save himself and the other men. But the captain would not leave the wounded man. He swam for five long hours with the burned man on his back. When they reached the island, the captain discovered two natives and a canoe.

He also discovered a coconut shell on which he carved these words:

NATIVE KNOWS POSIT

HE CAN PILOT 11 ALIVE

NEED SMALL BOAT KENNEDY

He gave the shell with the message to the islanders who went by canoe to another island nearly forty miles away. Six days after the patrol boat was destroyed, the brave and quick-thinking captain and his crew were rescued.

The captain’s name was John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Chapter 1
Little Boy, Big Family

On May 29, 1917, a baby boy was born to Joseph P. Kennedy, a wealthy, Irish-American businessman, and his wife Rose. They named him John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in honor of Rose’s father—John F. Fitzgerald.

“Honey Fitz” as he was called, had been a popular politician and a former mayor of Boston. When his daughter Rose began dating the young Kennedy boy, Honey Fitz was not so sure he approved. But the couple kept seeing each other and, eventually, Honey Fitz was won over by Joe’s hardworking and ambitious nature.

IRISH IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES

IN THE 1840S AND 1850S, MORE THAN ONE MILLION IRISH IMMIGRANTS SAILED TO AMERICA. BACK IN IRELAND, THE POTATO CROP HAD FAILED. WITHOUT THEIR STAPLE FOOD, AT LEAST ONE MILLION PEOPLE DIED OF STARVATION AND DISEASE. THE IMMIGRANTS WHO CAME HERE WERE CRAMMED INTO CROWDED, DIRTY SHIPS. NEARLY 20 PERCENT OF THEM DIED BEFORE THEY ARRIVED. THE ONES WHO DID WERE CALLED THE “FAMINE IRISH.” LIKE MANY NEW IMMIGRANT GROUPS, THEY FACED DISCRIMINATION AND HATRED. THEY COULD NOT EASILY FIND JOBS OR PLACES TO LIVE. SIGNS WITH THE WORDS “IRISH NEED NOT APPLY” WERE COMMON. THEY TOOK THE ONLY WORK THEY COULD GET: LAYING RAILROAD TRACKS, SHOVELING COAL, DIGGING CANALS, AND CLEARING SWAMPS.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Published by Perfection Learning (2004)
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning, 2004. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0756954762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Yona Zeldis McDonough
Published by Perfection Learning, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation s youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was.? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Published by Perfection Learning 12/29/2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning 12/29/2004, 2004. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. Who Was John F. Kennedy?. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Yona Zeldis McDonough
Published by Perfection Learning, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation s youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was.? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0756954762 Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0756954762. Bookseller Inventory # Z0756954762ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prebound. Book Condition: New. Prebound. The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet f.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 106 pages. 0.204. Bookseller Inventory # 9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Yona Zeldis McDonough
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Jill Weber (illustrator). Hardcover. 106 pages. Dimensions: 7.6in. x 5.5in. x 0.5in.The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nations youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was. . . series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Yona Zeldis McDonough
Published by Perfection Learning
ISBN 10: 0756954762 ISBN 13: 9780756954765
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perfection Learning. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780756954765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book