Will stir the memories of those who remember,
while re-creating a past era for those too young …
John F. Kennedy
The New Frontier and the Nation’s Capital
by Philip Bigler
● ISBN 0-918339-78-2 ● Trade Paper ● 64 pages 8x8 ●Acid Free Paper ● Index ● $7.95 ●
Remembering John F. Kennedy offers a candid look at one of America’s most popular presidents, his family, and his capital. Well-known author and educator, Philip Bigler provides the reader with an intimate, historically accurate portrait of JFK’s time in Washington – beginning in 1946, when a twenty-nine year old John Kennedy was elected to Congress for the first time, and follows him through to his eventual burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Using short chapter opening texts and over 70 historical photographs to tell the Kennedy story, the book covers JFK’s time as a Member of the House of Representatives and later in the Senate, his election to the Presidency, his friendships, his marriage, and his children, as well as the major events of his presidency, his love of culture, his charm and charisma, his accomplishments, his eventual assassination, and his lasting legacy on Washington and the nation.
About the author…
Philip Bigler, 1998 National Teacher of the Year, and former Arlington National Cemetery historian, is the author of numerous books, including,
In Honored Glory: Arlington National Cemetery: The Final Post; Liberty & Learning:
The Essential James Madison; Washington in Focus: The Photo History of the Nation’s Capital and
Hostile Fire: The Life & Death of First Lieutenant Sharon Lane.
Philip Bigler is a Milken National Educator Award winner, a Disney American Teacher Award winner, and a recipient of the Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. He has over 25 years of classroom experience and recently retired as Director of the James Madison Center at James Madison University. He lives with his wife in the Shenandoah Valley.
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