50 years ago – JFK’s Inauguration

It was 50 years ago today that John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States and said these famous words during his inaugural address: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country will do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”

You might want to check out the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s  website for more information about this president, including a link to the Digital Archives.

The Andersen Library has many books about this president’s life. Here are just a few.

  • Averting ‘The Final Failure’ : John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings by Sheldon M. Stern (Main Collection, 3rd floor: E841 .S757 2003)
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek (Main Collection, 3rd floor: E842 .D28 2003)
  • The Crisis Years : Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 by Michael R. Beschlos (Main Collection, 3rd floor: E183.8 .S65 B469 1991)

For more books, search in HALCAT, the Library’s online catalog using the subject browse: kennedy john f

In the mood for a film about this president? Check out the DVD, JFK, a Presidency Revealed (Browsing DVD, Academic, 2nd floor:  E842 .J45 2003)

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