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John F. Kennedy: The Inaugural Address


"This Was America." John F. Kennedy: the Inaugural Address, Viking Young Readers, 2010

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address of 1961 was an unforgettable, stirring call to arms, in which he exhorted all Americans: "Ask not what your country will do for you, but what you can do for your country."

In honor of the 50th anniversary of that address, Viking will issue a handsome, collectible edition of the speech, which also features an introduction by Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late president, and a vivid historical overview of the state of the world at that date by award-winning author, Elizabeth Partridge. Also included are Robert Frost's poem read on the occasion of the inauguration, and excerpts from some of John F. Kennedy's most memorable speeches.

Viking Books for Young Readers 2010