John F. Kennedy in Quotations

A Topical Dictionary, with Sources


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About the Book

John F. Kennedy in Quotations is a compilation of more than 2,000 quotations selected from the speeches and other public addresses that Kennedy delivered to an audience, either in person or in a radio or television broadcast, during his term as president, and earlier, between Kennedy’s January 2, 1960, announcement of his intention to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and the November 8 general election. The quotations are organized topically into more than 60 primary subject areas, many with subsections, covering a broad range of both domestic and foreign policy issues, such as Communism and the Cold War, Space Exploration, Nuclear War, the Peace Corps, and Civil Rights. The title and date of the speech from which each quotation was taken, as well as, where appropriate, the speech’s venue and audience, are also provided. John F. Kennedy in Quotations is the most comprehensive and accessible collection of Kennedy quotations available, offering new and revealing insights into the mind and heart of the nation’s 35th president.

About the Author(s)

A retired corporate attorney, David B. Frost lives in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by David B. Frost

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7492-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0340-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Agriculture 3
American Leadership 7
Importance of Domestic Strength 15
American Spirit 18
Arts and Humanities 22
Berlin 24
Budgetary and Fiscal Policies 26
Business 31
Civic Duty 33
Communism and the Cold War 36
Cuba 45
Democracy 48
Domestic Social Issues 49
Economic Policies 57
Government’s Role 59
Education 61
Energy Policy 67
Environment 68
Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights 72
Foreign Assistance 81
Foreign Policy 86
Founding Fathers 98
Free Enterprise System 99
Freedom and Liberty 100
God and Country 108
Government 110
Healthcare 121
Human Rights 122
International Relations 123
International Trade 129
Kennedy on Kennedy 132
Labor Unions 141
National Security 144
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 151
New Frontier 153
News Media 155
Nuclear Weapons 157
Peace 163
Peace Corps 166
Physical Fitness 168
Political Leadership 169
Politics 174
Presidency 186
Public Service 192
Science and Technology 194
Senior Citizens 195
Soviet Union 197
Space Exploration 197
United Nations 201
Voluntarism 202
Washington, D.C. 203
Index 205

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