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Letters to and from President Kennedy are published in book form and edited by Martin W Sandler to mark fifty years since the assassination of 1963. And a selection, abridged in five episodes by Penny Leicester, reveal the drama and tensions to do with American foreign policy. Other letters reveal Kennedy's wit and warmth when contacting friends and members of the public.

1. During WW2 young Kennedy was in touch with his brother Joe and the lovely but frowned upon 'Binga'.

Readers Colin Stinton, Richard Laing, Trevor White and Kelly Burke

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Nov 2013 00:30


The music used in this Book of the Week includes:

Episode 1:
Glenn Miller - 'Rainbow Rhapsody'

Episode 5:
Boards of Canada - 'Ataronchronon' and 'Constants are Changing'

The series also features non-commercial production music.


Role Contributor
ReaderColin Stinton
ReaderRichard Laing
ReaderTrevor White
ReaderKelly Burke
AbridgerPenny Leicester
AuthorMartin W Sandler
ProducerDuncan Minshull

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