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John F. Kennedy carried on a lifelong love affair with England and the English. From his speaking style to his tastes in art, architecture, theater, music, and clothes, his personality reflected his deep affinity for a certain kind of idealized Englishness. In Union Jack, noted biographer Christopher Sandford tracks Kennedy’s exploits in Great Britain between 1935 and 1963 John F. Kennedy carried on a lifelong love affair with England and the English. From his speaking style to his tastes in art, architecture, theater, music, and clothes, his personality reflected his deep affinity for a certain kind of idealized Englishness. In Union Jack, noted biographer Christopher Sandford tracks Kennedy’s exploits in Great Britain between 1935 and 1963, and looks in-depth at the unique way Britain shaped JFK throughout his adult life and how JFK charmed British society. This mutual affinity took place against a backdrop of some of the twentieth century’s most profound events: The Great Depression, Britain’s appeasement of Hitler, the Second World War, the reconstruction of Western Europe, the development and rapid proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the ideological schism between East and West. Based on extensive archival work as well as firsthand accounts from former British acquaintances, including old girlfriends, Union Jack charts two paths in the life of JFK. The first is his deliberate, long-term struggle to escape the shadow of his father, Joseph Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. The second is the emergence of a peculiarly American personality whose consistently pro-British, rallying rhetoric was rivaled only by Winston Churchill. By explaining JFK’s special relationship with Great Britain, Union Jack offers a unique and enduring portrait of another side of this historic figure in the centennial year of his birth.


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John F. Kennedy carried on a lifelong love affair with England and the English. From his speaking style to his tastes in art, architecture, theater, music, and clothes, his personality reflected his deep affinity for a certain kind of idealized Englishness. In Union Jack, noted biographer Christopher Sandford tracks Kennedy’s exploits in Great Britain between 1935 and 1963 John F. Kennedy carried on a lifelong love affair with England and the English. From his speaking style to his tastes in art, architecture, theater, music, and clothes, his personality reflected his deep affinity for a certain kind of idealized Englishness. In Union Jack, noted biographer Christopher Sandford tracks Kennedy’s exploits in Great Britain between 1935 and 1963, and looks in-depth at the unique way Britain shaped JFK throughout his adult life and how JFK charmed British society. This mutual affinity took place against a backdrop of some of the twentieth century’s most profound events: The Great Depression, Britain’s appeasement of Hitler, the Second World War, the reconstruction of Western Europe, the development and rapid proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the ideological schism between East and West. Based on extensive archival work as well as firsthand accounts from former British acquaintances, including old girlfriends, Union Jack charts two paths in the life of JFK. The first is his deliberate, long-term struggle to escape the shadow of his father, Joseph Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. The second is the emergence of a peculiarly American personality whose consistently pro-British, rallying rhetoric was rivaled only by Winston Churchill. By explaining JFK’s special relationship with Great Britain, Union Jack offers a unique and enduring portrait of another side of this historic figure in the centennial year of his birth.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Conor O'brien

    As a John Kennedy aficionado and Kennedy admirer in general, I found this book's topic and argument extremely intriguing. This is one of a President and a man that had a real friendship and affection for the British way of life and the people as well. He admired Winston Churchill, was close friends with a British Prime Minister Henry Macmillan, had a sister married to a British lord and a friendship with a British ambassador. All of this while having an Irish heritage is curious but understandab As a John Kennedy aficionado and Kennedy admirer in general, I found this book's topic and argument extremely intriguing. This is one of a President and a man that had a real friendship and affection for the British way of life and the people as well. He admired Winston Churchill, was close friends with a British Prime Minister Henry Macmillan, had a sister married to a British lord and a friendship with a British ambassador. All of this while having an Irish heritage is curious but understandable. Kennedy traveled the world and Europe as an expert and found Britain to be a land of heroes and statesmen. As President, he redefined our relationship with Britain not just as an ally but the best ally we could have and this remains true today. Kennedy not only respected Britain, he immersed himself and educated himself from politics to high society. It is an interesting book that provides a side of Kennedy maybe not all Kennedy fans would get to see. Would recommend.

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    Pete daPixie

    Hats off to Christopher Sandford. Among the myriad of JFK books scrutinising his biography, his family, his naval service, his political journey through the houses of Representatives and Congress to the White House and his killing in Dallas, 'Union Jack', published 2017, offers a wholly unique perspective of the man and his time in office. Introducing a veritable and measured account of JFK's many links with England, social, political and cultural that culminated in his 'special relationship' wit Hats off to Christopher Sandford. Among the myriad of JFK books scrutinising his biography, his family, his naval service, his political journey through the houses of Representatives and Congress to the White House and his killing in Dallas, 'Union Jack', published 2017, offers a wholly unique perspective of the man and his time in office. Introducing a veritable and measured account of JFK's many links with England, social, political and cultural that culminated in his 'special relationship' with Great Britain. I have discovered much that offers fresh perspective on his presidency through the authors research.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Exapno Mapcase

    As all books about John F. Kennedy have come to have a specialized look an aspect of JFK’s personality, Christopher Sandford focuses on his relationship with the United Kingdom. He gives a very detailed and honest look at the relationship throughout Kennedy’s life from his youth to his presidency. Free review copy.

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