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Union Jack: JFK's Special Relationship with Great Britain
Christopher SandfordE-book: $24.99
Union Jack is political history of a high order. In this very crowded year, it is the Kennedy book to beat.
Elegantly told, full of sage asides and amusing observations.
—Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
Union Jack is a fresh and richly-researched addition to the body of literature about John F. Kennedy. In it, Christopher Sandford delivers a colorful account of how JFK transcended his Irish heritage and his father’s antipathy to the British to develop, as a young man, a special affinity with many influential friends in England and to build, as president, a strong relationship with the Tory government of Harold Macmillan.
—Curtis Wilkie, co-author of The Road to Camelot
Masterful. . . . Some books have explored JFK’s early visits to England, others have looked at his fascination with Winston Churchill, and a few have examined his commitment to the Special Relationship—but no author has combined all these elements in such a compelling fashion.
—Philip White, author of A Lion in the Heartland and Whistle Stop
Sandford shows how a young and privileged American, promiscuous as he is politically precocious, befriends like-minded roguish Brits who together grow to professional adulthood and save the Cold War world from catastrophe. An amazing story discovered and entertainingly told, it gives whole new meaning to our Special Relationship with Great Britain.
—James W. Graham, author of Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea
CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD has written on pop culture and postwar affairs for a range of publications, including The Times, Rolling Stone, America, The Spectator, and others. He is the author of two dozen books, including Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy. He lives in Seattle and London.