JFK’s Camelot: the unfolding story of a president

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

John F Kennedy in a televised debate with Richard Nixon, November 1960.

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.

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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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John F Kennedy in a televised debate with Richard Nixon, November 1960.
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)
JFK at London Airport, November 1960
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)
JFK with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, June 1961
Kennedy flew to the Austrian capital for talks with Khrushchev. Austrian president Dr Adolf Schärf sits between the two leaders. (© Mirrorpix)
John F Kennedy outside the US Embassy in Vienna, June 1961
Kennedy greets Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, outside the US Embassy in Vienna, June 1961. (© Mirrorpix)
JFK in England, June 1963
JFK wowed crowds in England, at what was arguably the height of his international popularity. (© Mirrorpix)
John and Jackie Kennedy arrive for dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
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 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
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
Jackie Kennedy and her children pay their respects at the president’s memorial in Surrey, May 1965. (© Mirrorpix)
Tourists gather around the eternal flame at the resting place of JFK, at Arlington National Cemetery, March 1967
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)