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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 tension to do with American foreign policy. Other letters reveal Kennedy's wit and warmth when contacting friends and members of the public:

3. In the early 60's Kennedy is starkly reminded of events in Vietnam. He also jokes with a friend about the worth of his signature - and how to make more out of it!

Readers Colin Stinton, Richard Laing, Trevor White and Stephen Greif.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Nov 2013 00:30

Music

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.

Credits

Role Contributor
ReaderColin Stinton
ReaderRichard Laing
ReaderTrevor White
ReaderStephen Greif
ProducerDuncan Minshull
AbridgerPenny Leicester
AuthorMartin W Sandler

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