Kennedy Through the Lens

Kennedy Through the Lens

By Martin W. Sandler

Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802721600, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 2011


As the well-reviewed Through the Lens series continues, Sandler aims the spotlight on John F. Kennedy, one of our most photogenic presidents, providing insight into how JFK used the new medium of television and the advances in color photography to further his ambitious agenda. Sandler's extensive research at the Kennedy Library sheds light on key events in Kennedy's lifetime that combine to provide an intimate portrait of the man as a brother, a father, an activist, and a president. Out in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's inauguration, this will be an essential addition to any Kennedy collection.

About the Author
Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults and has written and produced seven television series. The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure received four starred reviews, was a Bank Street College Best Children s Book of the Year, a Parents Choice Gold Award winner, and a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults nominee. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won multiple Emmy Awards. He says, I have always believed that truth can be far more exciting than fiction. I love writing true stories about people who have overcome enormous odds and have accomplished great things. The building of the transcontinental railroad is not only such a story; but it is, I believe, America s greatest adventure. Martin W. Sandler lives with his wife, Carol, in Massachusetts.

Praise For Kennedy Through the Lens

“A fascinating photo-essay. Kennedy’s life and administration were documented with a groundbreaking intimacy the public had never known before, making this an accessible, insightful perspective on one of America’s most famous presidents.” —Kirkus Reviews “A subject particularly well suited to the photo-essay format. As in his other Through the Lens titles, Sandler offers an engaging, insightful introduction to his subject through both visuals and text.” —Booklist “Photographs throughout the title are, of course, deftly selected and gloriously reproduced in both color and black and white. This will be a valuable supplement to students researching the president himself, and required reading for kids interested in media.” —BCCB