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I have been reading Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye, co-authored by David Powers, Kenny O’Donnell and Joe McCarthy (1970); a retrospective of John F. Kennedy’s political life.

Rather than add any commentary, I just want to share a few snippets from the book. The context is referencing a discussion of President Kennedy’s handling of the Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961. For reference, my copy is the Book Club Edition published by Little, Brown and Company, copyright 1970, 1972.

Excerpt from Page 305:

Johnny 1 - pg 305

Excerpt from page 307:

Johnny 2 - pg 307

Excerpt from page 308:

Johnny 3 - pg 308


Ok, actually just a little commentary, although not exactly. Just some interesting alternative facts surrounding the title of the book:

It comes from an old Irish tune. Hint: I remember singing our own rendition of this on our way home on the school bus from school at Sugar Creek Consolidated Elementary. Check this out:

Clancy Bros Johnny

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