The Kennedy who asked what his country could do for him

A few months after his inauguration as US president in 1961, John F Kennedy was playing backgammon at the family compound in Hyannis Port with his friend and distant relation, Gore Vidal.

6th March, 2010

{ "b" : "Joseph P Kennedy’s Hollywood Years"}

By Cari Beauchamp

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