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THE BILLINGS COLLECTION ( Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings) [Inscribed and  Signed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]

THE BILLINGS COLLECTION ( Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings) [Inscribed and Signed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]

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THE BILLINGS COLLECTION ( Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings) [Inscribed and Signed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]

by Kennedy Jr, Robert F. ; [SIGNED] ; Nan Richardson (editor) ; Lorraine Ferguson (Book Designer)

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Boston: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Fine. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 277 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of blue cloth with silver lettering and a mounted photograph illustration on front board. This copy inscribed and Signed by Bobby Kennedy on title page: "To Rolley [Evans] / Lem's great pal - Xmas love 1992 - Bobby Kennedy" This is copy No. 43 of a limited edition of 300; edited by Nan Richardson and designed by Lorraine Ferguson. OCLC 190863848 (only one location noted). Lem Billings donated his papers to the JFK Library, which materials were the source for this book production, along with commentary contributed by many of Billings' friend and associates. Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings (1916 – 1981) was a close and long-time friend of President John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family. Billings was a prep school roommate of Kennedy, an usher at his wedding and a campaigner for his successful 1960 presidential bid. Joseph Kennedy Sr. called him "my second son," and he sometimes acted as escort for several of the Kennedy women. PROVENANCE: Rowland Evans was a provocative newspaper columnist, commentator and author who antagonized liberal politicians and championed conservative causes. He left Yale and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 during World War II and was discharged in 1944 because of malaria. In 1963, Mr. Evans and Mr. Novak began writing ''Inside Report,'' an insider's view of politics that was published four times a week until Mr. Evans retired in 1993. Mr. Evans and Robert Novak began their work as columnists in the early 1960's, a time when newspaper columnists wielded outsize influence in national politics. The pair pioneered in transferring that influence to the medium of cable television with the political discussion program ''Evans & Novak'' -- carried on CNN from that cable network's beginning. Rowland Evans and his wife Kay (Katherine Winton Evans), also a respected writer and editor, were mainstays on the Washington social scene, hosting many memorable gatherings in their handsome Georgetown house -- to which flocked influential and remarkable people drawn from journalism, politics and general society over the decades from the 1960s to the 2000s. Both Evans and Novak became more predictably conservative over the years, particularly during the Reagan years. Reportedly, both columnists voted for JFK in 1960 and for Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Evans earned a place on Richard Nixon's infamous "Enemies List." Novak reported that Evans had JFK as a guest for the first dinner party the latter attended as President Elect. Kay and Rowland Evans has a particularly close friendship with Robert F. Kennedy, his wife Ethel and their family. .


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THE BILLINGS COLLECTION ( Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings) [Inscribed and Signed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]
Kennedy Jr, Robert F. ; [SIGNED] ; Nan Richardson (editor) ; Lorraine Ferguson (Book Designer)
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