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This collection of Congressional addresses and speeches by JFK was published during his run for the Presidency in 1960. The speeches were delivered between 1956 and 1959, and the topics range from the nuclear arms race to Vietnam to the Middle East to China to domestic issues.
These speeches reveal the complexity of JFK's opinions. He was a hawk who argued we had fallen behind the Russians on missile deployment, while also arguing for peace talks with the Russians on nuclear disarmament. He was for an increase in the size of the armed forces, while recognizing the limitations of the military. His stance on the Middle East reveals the complexity of our relationships with countries in that region was as challenging then as it is today. [Fallon, GR]
Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket with price intact. Bindings are tight and square. Text is clean, light even toning with some offsetting on the endpages. Moderate shelf handling wear. Dust jacket has edge and corner shelf wear. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 233 pages. First Edition, First Printing. [B-K code]