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How Father Flanagan’s Kennedy Book Was Almost Lost to History

August 17th, 2017     By Boys Town Contributor

Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Village of Boys Town

​Perhaps it was the “luck of the Irish.” Whatever the reason, an extremely important, valuable and rare book was almost lost forever, were it not for the sharp eyes of a Boys Town employee at a library book sale. Father Flanagan’s personally signed copy of President John F. Kennedy’s Harvard thesis “Why England Slept” now holds a prominent place in Boys Town’s Hall of History. Watch the video below to learn the amazing story of how it ended up there.

 

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