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Winter White House Sold by John K. Castle

A Palm Beach, Florida estate once owned by the Kennedy clan was sold by its most recent owner, John K. Castle, for a record amount of $31 million. Castle Harlan founder John Castle, and his wife Marianne, purchased the mansion in 1995 for $4.9 million, including furnishings, and then embarked on a two-year renovation project. […]

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Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Death of John F. Kennedy

On Friday, November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President, was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.  Fifty years later, we reflect on some historical moments in the US leader’s life. Housed by the Shapell Manuscript Foundation is one of the letters Kennedy wrote just a few short months before his assassination.  Dated July 8, […]

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Little-Known Fact: Kennedy Learned to Fly

It’s a bit of trivia, but it reminds us of the profound affect flying eventually had on the Kennedy family: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, took flying lessons in 1944, when he was 27 years old and still serving in the US Navy. This little-known fact is backed up by the […]

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Death of Richard Hollbrooke

The death of U.S. diplomat Richard Hollbrooke, who helped initiate the end of the Bosnian War and served under presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, has brought reactions from major politicians worldwide.Here is a report: