John F. Kennedy's Presidency (Presidential Powerhouses)

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When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between America and the Soviet Union threatened to lead to nuclear war and worldwide destruction. Kennedy also faced domestic turmoil with the civil rights movement. Despite these challenges, Kennedy worked to bring the country into a "New Frontier." He supported space exploration, the arts, education, and groundbreaking social programs. He took a controversial stand in favor of civil rights legislation, and navigated dangerous webs of foreign affairs. Kennedy inspired the nation with his hopes for the future and his efforts to make them a reality.

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"Although JFK's tenure was only 1,036 days, his legacy hasn't tarnished much. In this volume of the Presidential Powerhouses series, Rowell diverges from too many children's titles that lionize the youngest-ever POTUS to offer a finely balanced biographical overview. While JFK's achievements are many--the Cuban Missile Crisis, 'Ich bin ein Berliner, ' the American moonwalk, the Housing Act of 1961--his failures get attention here, too--the Vietnam 'problem, ' Bay of Pigs, and his slow start on campaign promises for African American equal rights. Without disputing his mythic appeal, Rowell shows JFK's human side, from his poor health (including 'up to 12 medications a day' while in office) to his family's tragedies, while still showcasing his 'energy, idealism, and inspirational words' that inspired Americans to 'hope for a brighter future.'"--Booklist

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"These fact-filled, well-written examinations of four presidents are perfectly timed for conversations about this year's most important election. Though the target audience can't vote, reading the set will prepare them to be informed future electors. Students will learn about innovative chief executives who led the nation through critical periods--and whose influence, personalities, and will shaped the presidency and America ever after. Balanced portrayals handle personal flaws and scandals, helping readers understand that even presidents, beleaguered by domestic and international troubles and political squabbling, succumb to human frailty. The series handles weighty matters with an appropriately serious tone, while using accessible language that doesn't patronize. The attractive design includes full-page portraits and signature replicas; pages festooned with stars; colorful, informative sidebars; and numerous contemporary photos, illustrations, and documents. VERDICT: A worthy addition to student collections."--School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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