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John F. Kennedy

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Definition 35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps, Space Race, and partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion and response to the Cuban Missile Crisis; assassinated (1917-1963)
  • His name was John F. Kennedy.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • First he rang Federal Judge Woodrow Seals, a feisty old guy who had been appointed by President John F. Kennedy.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • John Kennedy was a so-and-so—
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • John Kennedy's genius, he'd read somewhere, was that he worked out one problem at a time.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • , who had been a childhood sweetheart of John F. Kennedy in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He loved the freedom to follow his passions: for John F. Kennedy, for Fred Astaire, for Ted Williams.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It reminded me of the eternal flame they'd put on John F. Kennedy's grave that will never go out no matter what.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • In the place of honor hung a picture showing, side by side with his own face, the smiling face of John F. Kennedy.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Outside of scores of confirmed hits, many think he was the puff of smoke on the grassy knoll in Dallas, the true killer of John Kennedy.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It was the school John F. Kennedy attended as a child.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I was as sure of Them as I was of other people I had never met but had heard of, like my grandfather Charlie Bundrum, or John Kennedy, or Alan Ladd.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • It avoids what linguists call the intrusive "r," pronouncing saw as sawr or, as John Kennedy did, Cuba as Cuber.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • With Alice beside me, I slowly cruised through Golden Gate Park on John F. Kennedy Drive.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • "John F. Kennedy," he said.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • We'd never been to Dallas before, and the next day, we decided to visit the John F. Kennedy memorial, as part of our "Highlights of Texas" tour.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • She was lighting the pilot light in the oven when they announced John F. Kennedy was dead, and she sat right down on the kitchen floor and cried.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • Surely, John F. Kennedy (who was six feet tall according to his biography, my height exactly) did not have to squat at his boarding school.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Do you, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, do solemnly swear ....
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • John F. Kennedy began his public service career as a PT-boat commander in the South Pacific in World War II.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • A half-dozen oils, one of them a portrait of the ship's namesake, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, dotted the other walls, themselves covered with expensive-looking paneling.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October

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