JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President

By Ryan Tubridy – Lyons Press (2011) – Hardback – 320 pages – ISBN 0762772573 A beautifully nostalgic look back at JFK�s historic visit to his ancestral home “This is not the land of my birth, but it is the land for which I hold the greatest affection.” �President John F. Kennedy, Limerick, June 29, 1963 For the first time ever, award-winning journalist Ryan Tubridy tells the fascinating story of the young, iconic President John F. Kennedy�s only visit to Ireland. The idolized, handsome, and glamorous John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the great-grandson of Irish immigrants and the first and only Irish-Catholic American to be elected President of the United States. He relished his Irish heritage, and in June 1963 he made a memorable four-day trip to his homeland. Five months later, he was assassinated.In this fully illustrated book, complete with never-before-seen photographs and heartwarming stories, Tubridy reveals the huge effect JFK�s visit had on Ireland, and the affection Kennedy felt for his fellow Irishmen and his Irish heritage. He also portrays how those sentiments were reciprocated by a nation enchanted by the young President, whose people took him into their hearts.Fascinating and insightful, JFK in Ireland captures with authority and integrity the time that Kennedy described as �the best four days of my life

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