A celebration, in photographs, of the life of John F. Kennedy (1917-63), the thirty-fifth president of the United States. This is the first book to extensively illustrate the man as well as the icon, and to cover the glamour and success of his life from childhood and student days to congress, fatherhood, presidency and the tragedy of his untimely death. Iconic and unknown pictures offer a unique insight into the family man, as well as the world leader, who held firm when the country trembled on the brink of nuclear war and whose economic programs launched America on it's longest sustained expansion since World War I.

This wide-ranging collection of photographs, personal notes and campaign memorabilia, many of which are previously unpublished, has been culled from an extensive number and range of sources. It tells the behind-the-scenes story of the youngest man to be elected president. These photographs, selected for their power and poignancy, pay an extraordinary tribute to one of the 20th century's most respected leaders.