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Kennedy, John F., Arboretum

New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, one of the finest collections of woody plants in Ireland. The old estate was bought after 1963 and opened as an arboretum in 1968. It ...

Kennedy, John F.

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2018

...Kennedy, John F. ( John Fitzgerald Kennedy ) ( 1917–63 ) The 35th president of the USA 1961–3 . An enthusiastic supporter of space exploration, he called space ‘our great New Frontier’. Kennedy initiated the space race in May 1961 by declaring that the USA should land a person on the Moon within a...

Kennedy, John F.

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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211 words

..., John F. ( Fitzgerald ) 1917–63 35th US president ( 1961–63 ). He was badly wounded while serving ( 1941–43 ) in the US Navy during World War 2. Kennedy served three terms as a Democrat representative from Massachusetts ( 1946–53 ). In 1953 he successfully ran for the Senate, and soon after married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (later Onassis ). In 1960 Kennedy gained the presidential nomination, and narrowly defeated his Republican challenger Richard Nixon . Kennedy adopted an ambitious and liberal program, and embraced the cause of civil...

Kennedy, John F.

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

..., John F. ( 1917–1963 ), thirty‐fifth U.S. president. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to a large, wealthy, politically active Irish American family, “Jack” Kennedy graduated from Harvard in 1940 when his financier father, Joseph Kennedy , was U.S. Ambassador to Britain. In the navy ( 1941–45 ), John Kennedy commanded a torpedo boat in the Pacific. He was hailed a hero when he helped rescue crew members after a Japanese destroyer sank PT‐109 in 1943 . As a Cold War Democrat from Massachusetts, Kennedy served in the House of Representatives (...

Kennedy, John F.

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Thomas J. Carty III

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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2,578 words

... A Catholic in the White House? Religion, Politics, and John Kennedy’s 1960 Campaign . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963 . Boston: Little, Brown, 2003. O’Brien, Michael. John F. Kennedy: A Biography . New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2005. Piereson, James. Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism . New York: Encounter Books, 2007. Rorabaugh, R. J. Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties . Cambridge, UK; New York:...

Kennedy, John F.

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Alan Brinkley

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
700 words

...Kennedy, John F. ( 1917–1963 ), thirty-fifth president of the United States. Kennedy's standing in American political history far supersedes the actual achievements of his tragically foreshortened administration. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph P. Kennedy , a wealthy and ambitious Irish-American businessman, and his wife, Rose Fitzgerald , the daughter of a popular mayor of Boston , Kennedy early absorbed his father's expectations that he would go far in politics. Although plagued with lifelong serious health problems, he became a...

Kennedy, John F.

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,785 words

...1975). Herbert Parmet , J.F.K.: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy (New York: Dial, 1983). Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. , A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (Boston: Houghton Mifflin,...

Kennedy, John F.

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Stephen G. Rabe

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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Current Version:
2013

...Castro, and Kennedy, 1958–1964 . New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1997. Giglio, James N. The Presidency of John F. Kennedy . 2d ed. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. May, Ernest R. , and Philip D. Zelikow , eds. The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis . Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1997. Paterson, Thomas G. , ed. Kennedy's Quest for Victory: American Foreign Policy, 1961–1963 . New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Rabe, Stephen G. John F. Kennedy: World Leader ....

John F. Kennedy

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
1,407 words

...John F. Kennedy 1917 63 American Democratic 35th President We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier … But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises – it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. Accepting the Democratic nomination in Los Angeles (15 July 1960). Theodore C. Sorensen in Kennedy (1965), suggests that Kennedy had a hand in coining the slogan for the forthcoming administration: ‘I know of no outsider who suggested the expression, although the...

John F. Kennedy

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
2,175 words

...John F. Kennedy in the White House [1965] Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. at a prayer breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 1963 There are no “white” or “colored” signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle. The president proposed a sweeping piece of legislation to outlaw racial discrimination in many aspects of American life, to guarantee voting rights, and to put more teeth into existing prohibitions. Southern congressmen bitterly resisted the bill and it was not signed into law until July 2, 1964, some seven months after Kennedy's...

John F. Kennedy

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
809 words

...0JohnF. John F. Kennedy 1917 – 63 American Democratic statesman , 35th President 1961–3 Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide. telegraphed message from his father, read at a Gridiron dinner in Washington, 15 March 1958, and almost certainly JFK's invention; J. H. Cutler Honey Fitz (1962) Don't buy a single vote more Don't buy a single vote more pay for a landslide We stand today on the edge of a new frontier. speech accepting the Democratic nomination in Los Angeles, 15 July 1960 new ...

John F. Kennedy

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
1,044 words

...0JohnF. John F. Kennedy 1917 – 63 American Democratic statesman , 35th President of the US, 1961–3 . On Kennedy: see bentsen , hope , kennedy , stevenson Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide. telegraphed message from his father, read at a Gridiron dinner in Washington, 15 March 1958, and almost certainly JFK's invention J. H. Cutler Honey Fitz (1962) Don't buy a single vote more Don't buy a single vote more pay for a landslide We stand today on the edge of a new frontier…But...

Kennedy, John F(itzgerald)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History
Length:
614 words

..., John F(itzgerald) ( 1917–1963 ) US Democratic statesman and thirty-fifth president of the USA ( 1961–63 ). His brief term of office, cut short by assassination, presented the world with a vision of freedom and social justice whose impact has far outlived the legislative achievements of his administration. The second son of Joseph P. Kennedy ( 1888–1969 ), millionaire banker, business tycoon, and US ambassador to Britain in the late 1930s, John F. Kennedy was instilled with a sense of public duty from an early age. Graduating from Harvard University...

Kennedy, John F., Arboretum

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

..., John F., Arboretum New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, one of the finest collections of woody plants in Ireland. The old estate was bought after 1963 and opened as an arboretum in 1968 . It was an especially appropriate site, for Kennedy's Irish ancestors came from Dunganstown 5 km/3 miles away. The site is also very beautiful—252 hectares/622 acres of rolling land in a high and hilly position rising at its peak, the hill of Slievecoilta, to 271 m/889 ft. The arboretum is ingeniously laid out in two major parts. A grid of forest plots—echoing the grid...

Kennedy, John F., Administration Of

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,167 words
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...Rights Leaders. President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meet with leaders of the 1963 March on Washington. Shown from left: Willard Wirtz, Matthew Ahmann, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Eugene Carson Blake, A. Philip Randolph, Kennedy, Johnson, Walter Reuther, and Whitney Young. Others include Joachim Prinz, Roy Wilkins, and Floyd McKissick. Photograph by Cecil Stoughton. Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston On 11 June 1963 the Alabama governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the...

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, John F.

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The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... Center for the Performing Arts, John F. Arts complex in Washington, DC, inaugurated in 1971 ; see Washington, d.c...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
173 words

... F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , Washington, DC, national cultural centre opened in 1971 . It contains three theatres, the largest being the Eisenhower, seating 1,142, which opened with a revival of Ibsen 's A Doll's House starring Claire Bloom . It houses touring productions and also originates its own, and many famous actors have appeared there. Its premières have included those of the musical Annie ( 1977 ) and Arthur Kopit 's Wings ( 1978 ), and the American première of Tom Stoppard 's Travesties . Among notable revivals were...

Kennedy, John F[itzgerald]

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

..., John F[itzgerald] ( 1917–63 ) . The 35th president of the United States. The glamour of Camelot reached its peak with Kennedy's visit to Ireland in the summer of 1963 . His Catholicism, plangent ‘Irishness’, rugged good looks and charm raised him to literally iconic status: in the cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas in Galway city (built 1957–65 ) mosaic representations of his face and that of Patrick Pearse decorate the mortuary chapel. His photograph joined that of Pope John XXXIII ( 1881–1963 ) on many Irish walls, and...

Kennedy, John F.

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
125 words
Kennedy, John F., Arboretum

Kennedy, John F., Arboretum  

New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, one of the finest collections of woody plants in Ireland. The old estate was bought after 1963 and opened as an arboretum in 1968. It ...
John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy  

(1917–1963)US Democratic statesman and thirty-fifth president of the USA (1961–63). His brief term of office, cut short by assassination, presented the world with a vision of freedom and social ...

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