JFK's overdue book to go on display

Feb. 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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BOSTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston said it plans to display a Library of Congress book thought to have been borrowed and never returned by Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum officials said the book, "A. Lincoln" by Ross F. Lockridge, was discovered in Kennedy's pre-presidential papers and is thought to have been borrowed from the Library of Congress while he was serving as a U.S. senator in the 1950s, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

Tom McNaught, a spokesman for the library, said the tome had "just always been assumed to have been one of his books" but the library was recently informed that "it had been checked out since he was a senator and he had just kept it."

The library said the tome will be displayed later this month as part of a weeklong President's Day celebration before it is returned to the Library of Congress, which currently lists the Lincoln biography as missing on its online catalog.

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