Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1972
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Fourth Printing without a dust jacket. What makes this book unique is the inscription by McCarthy. "To _______ - As the Irish say in one of their toasts, 'Here's to ourselves, there's none like us!'" The book has rubbing and light soiling to spine. Scuff at top right of front board looks like a sticker removal scar. Binding has loosened a bit. Inscribed By the Author.
Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1972
Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Signed by Dave Powers on sticker affixed to verso of half title page. "My best wishes / Dave Powers / Mrs. Anja Abramowitz/ a great introduction. Included is a letter from Powers (Kennedy Library Museum Curator) regarding speaking at the Mass Medical Society Dinner. Yellow boards and cloth spine. DJ has a short tear, in archival cover. 5th priting. Signed by Author(s).
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1972
Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Ninth printing [stated]. 434 pages. Index, DJ worn & soiled: edge tears/chips. Signed on half-title page by the co-author (Dave Powers). Kenneth Patrick O'Donnell (March 4, 1924 - September 9, 1977) was an American political consultant and the special assistant and appointments secretary to President John F. Kennedy from 1961 until Kennedy's assassination in November 1963. O'Donnell was a close friend of President Kennedy and his younger brother Robert F. Kennedy, and was part of the group of Kennedy's close advisers dubbed the "Irish Mafia." O'Donnell also served as an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1965. David Francis Powers (April 25, 1912 - March 27, 1998) was Special Assistant and assistant Appointments Secretary to President of the United States John F. Kennedy. Powers served as Museum Curator of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum from 1964 until his retirement in May 1994. Powers was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945. O'Donnell and Powers were part of President Kennedy's inner circle; perhaps the only person closer to him than these two was his brother Robert. "Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye": Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is a 1972 memoir of John F. Kennedy, written by two of his closest friends and advisors, David Powers and Kenneth O'Donnell, in collaboration with journalist Joe McCarthy. The book was a best-seller and was later adapted into a television movie of the same title in 1977. As a politician, John F. Kennedy crafted an image that inspired and thrilled millions. Only a select inner circle was privy to the man behind Camelot. Kenneth P. O'Donnell and David F. Powers give an unflinching, honest, and intimate portrayal of the Kennedy family and JFK's presidency. As they recount Kennedy's journey from his charismatic first campaign for Congress to his rapid rise to national standing, culminating on a November day in Texas, O'Donnell and Powers reveal the inner workings of a leader still mourned today.
Published by Little, Brown Boston 1972, 1972
reprint hardback with dust jacket As New octavo ix + 434pp., index, Signed by Dave Powers on the half-title. David Francis Powers (dec. 1998) was Special Assistant to John F. Kennedy; served as Museum Curator of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum from 1964 until his retirement in May 1994. Powers served in the USAAF during 1942-45.
Published by Little, Brown & Company, Boston, USA, 1972
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Yellow-quarter binding with mustard yellow boards. Some light soil to the top of the rear board. Olive green end papers are clean from bookplates and owner names. Corners are sharp. Book is square. DJ has a small quarter-moon-size chink missing at the bottom of the spine. A tear on the top rear boards and a1" tear at the bottom rear board near the spine. Bottom front corner of Dj is rubbed. One micro-tear on top DJ just above Kennedy's head. Crease on the back flap. On the front of the DJ, the paper curves up at the top and bottom. Gift inscription by O' Donnell on secondary FEP. Gift inscription by Dave Powers on title page. Other gift inscription on dedication page after copyright page- signor name is illegible. Inscribed by Author(s).
Published by Little, Brown, Boston, 1972
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Here is a rare, likely one-of-a-kind copy of "Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye" signed by President Kennedy's brother Ted Kennedy, along with the book's authors (we have never seen a copy of this book signed by Ted Kennedy). Fifth printing in very good condition with rubbing to title on spine and evidence of label removal on flyleaf, otherwise clean throughout. Slight cocking to spine. The dust jacket is very good plus (price clipped) with light edgewear and a bit of foxing to the reverse. INSCRIBED BY TED KENNEDY on the blank page opposite the title page. In addition, inscribed by co-author Dave Powers on the half-title page, and the owner of the book has affixed a signed card by co-author Kenneth O'Donnell to the front pastedown along with the envelope in which it was received. A truly unique item featuring a rare Kennedy family connection. Signed by Author(s).
Published by Boston Little Brown and Company 1972, 1972
Seller: Christian White Rare Books Ltd, Ilkley, YORKS, United Kingdom
Inscribed by the President's former Special Assistant - and with an excellent letter written from the White House in September 1962 thanking friends in Houston where Kennedy had just given his speech declaring 'we choose to go to the moon'. 6th printing of this memoir of the Kennedy years, warmly inscribed by Powers on the half title 'To Claud and Libby [Hooton] Who went all the way with J.F.K. My very best wishes always Dave Powers'. (The recipient Claude Hooton had close ties to the Kennedy family, serving as a chairman for the "Citizens for Kennedy" in Kennedy's Presidential Campaign staff in 1960 and becoming a close friend of Ted Kennedy.) Powers' letter of September 26, 1962 is typed on White House headed paper with a White House envelope, describing how 'Our President is setting such a terrific pace that all members of the Staff are working day and night just trying to keep abreast of him. J.F.K. is literally a man without a moment to spare as he struggles with one crisis after another.' Powers goes on to thank Hooton for helping to look after Kennedy just 2 weeks earlier: 'Our stay in Houston was most enjoyable. Terrific showers, great food, etc.' Signed 'Dave'. A second letter from Powers dates from 1975 accompanied the gift of the book to Hooton in which Powers describes himself as 'still buried in Kennedy memorabilia. He was the greatest man I ever met, the best friend I ever had.' A handwritten postscript states of Hooton that 'You are my type [of] Texan' - Powers was at this time the first curator of the Kennedy Presidential Library. An excellent Kennedy association copy. After helping to get JFK elected Hooton went on to be both groomsman and pallbearer for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, was part of a Papal Audience with Pope Paul VI in the Pope's private office at Vatican City (that included Astronaut James Lovell), selected as "Man of the Year" for the City of Hope and even ran for the U.S. congressional seat for the 22nd District of Texas. His effects have recently been dispersed at auction in the UK. was in the President's box at John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade and ball, was a groomsman and pallbearer for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, was part of a Papal Audience with Pope Paul VI in the Pope's private office at Vatican City (that included Astronaut James Lovell), selected as "Man of the Year" for the City of Hope and even ran for the U.S. congressional seat for the 22nd District of Texas. Please contact Christian White Rare Books Ltd for more information or images of this item.