John F. Kennedy in New England
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On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was born in the Kennedy home in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a toddler, he wandered the sands of Nantasket Beach in Hull. When he was a little boy, he swam in the Atlantic waters of Sandy Beach in Cohasset, and as a teenager, he learned to sail on Nantucket Sound off the Cape Cod hamlet of Hyannis Port. He was married on the lawn of the Auchincloss Estate in Newport on the shores of Rhode Island Sound, and as president, he sailed the waters off John's Island in Maine, while the Navy's Blue Angels flew over in a salute to their commander in chief. John Kennedy was marked and then defined by his time sailing the seas off New England's shores, and as his brother Ted once said, it was Hyannis Port where he enjoyed his “happiest times.”
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467125215
: Arcadia Publishing
: 04/17/2017
: Massachusetts
: Images of Modern America
: 160 Color
: 96
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Raymond P. Sinibaldi, whose grandfather worked as Kennedy's East Boston campaign secretary in both 1946 and 1952, pored over thousands of photographs to capture moments of President Kennedy at home in New England. Those moments provide a fresh look at our nation's 35th president and his enduring legacy, the heart of which is found at the JFK Library on the shores of Boston Harbor.
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