CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD    Book Number: 86792    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'John F. Kennedy's Special Relationship With Great Britain' this richly researched book gives a whole new meaning to this phrase. It is plain to see that John Kennedy differed from his own father Joseph, the US Ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940, in his admiration of Britain's initial stand against Hitler, and how far he later prepared to go to accommodate the country's lingering ambitions to enjoy a seat at the international top table. An example of this came at Nassau in December 1962, when Kennedy agreed to continue to provide Britain with its own independent nuclear deterrent over the vocal objections of his most senior staff. This was a significant moment in Anglo-American relations, and its strategic consequences remain with us today. The book proves how the youthful John Kennedy developed a unique and intimate relationship with certain British figures whom he later turned to during the most critical period of the Cold War. From his speaking style to his tastes in art, architecture, theatre, music and clothes, John F. Kennedy's personality reflected his deep affinity to a certain kind of idealised Englishness. Setting his work against a backdrop of some of the 20th century's most profound events - the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War and its arms race - noted biographer Christopher Sandford tracks Kennedy's exploits in Great Britain between 1935 and 1963 and how he charmed British society. A History Press elegant publication, 294pp with 16 pages of archive photos.
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