John F Kennedy’s rise to power, as told in articles from the Daily Mirror newspaper, is revealed in a new book published this month.
Pulling together contemporary newspaper reports and photographs – many never before published – JFK’s Camelot: The Unfolding Story of a President recalls Kennedy’s emergence as a star of American politics.
Collated by journalist and author Adam Powley, the book recounts the events surrounding the Cold War, the threat of nuclear armageddon, and the civil rights movement, as well as Kennedy’s violent death in 1963.
JFK’s Camelot: The Unfolding Story of a President is published by Haynes Publishing. To find out more, click here.
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Confident and assured in front of the TV cameras, Kennedy’s performance in the televised debate was seen as crucial to his chances of success. (© Mirrorpix)
The new president gets down to business, accompanied by British prime minister Harold MacMillan, foreign secretary Alec Douglas-Home, and the US ambassador to the UK, David K E Bruce. (© Mirrorpix)
Kennedy flew to the Austrian capital for talks with Khrushchev. Austrian president Dr Adolf Schärf sits between the two leaders. (© Mirrorpix)
Kennedy greets Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, outside the US Embassy in Vienna, June 1961. (© Mirrorpix)
JFK wowed crowds in England, at what was arguably the height of his international popularity. (© Mirrorpix)
JFK and his wife, Jackie, visit Buckingham Palace. They were, according to the Mirror, 12 minutes late in arriving for dinner with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. (© Mirrorpix)
John and Jackie Kennedy, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. (© Mirrorpix)
Jackie Kennedy and her children pay their respects at the president’s memorial in Surrey, May 1965. (© Mirrorpix)
The memorial was unveiled at Runnymede in Surrey, where the Magna Carta was signed. The inscription on the memorial is taken from Kennedy’s inaugural address. (© Mirrorpix)