Nation: Campaigner in Action

Konrad Adenauer's old face, long locked in the glacial freeze of history, suddenly melted. "You see," he said, almost chortling, to the President of the U.S., "there are some people who want to see you."

There certainly were—by the hundreds of cheering thousands. On the first leg of his European trip President Kennedy's reception swept almost beyond the bounds of reality. From Cologne to County Cork, in Bonn and Berlin, in Dublin and Dunganstown, the emotional experiences built up. Some were framed in laughter, others in tears —and still others in bitter reminders of...

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