People: Jun. 28, 1968

Before his battle with the Kennedy family was joined over The Death of a President, Author William Manchester, 46, and his publishers, Harper & Row, pledged to deliver most of the book's profits to the John F. Kennedy Library, planned for construction at Harvard University. In the first installment toward an eventual contribution of $5,000,000, author and publisher presented the library with $750,000 in royalties from the more than 1,250,000 copies sold so far. Said Jacqueline Kennedy in accepting the gift: "All the pain of the book, and now this noble gesture of...

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