John F. Kennedy: A Biography
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John F. Kennedy: A Biography

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John F. Kennedy creates an absorbing, insightful and distinguished biography of one of America's most legendary Presidents. While current fashion in Kennedy scholarship is to deride the man's achievements, this book describes Kennedy's strengths, explains his shortcomings, and offers many new revelations.

There are many specialized books on Kennedy's career, but no first-cl
Hardcover, 992 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Not a bad biography, though much of it consists of patching together passages from previous biographies. Seems that new ground is broken with some new medical records and some recently declassified information. JFK was an interesting guy and president, and eludes pigeonholing either as a politiican or as a man.
Note to self: finished reading and quoting from this one, no need to order again.

Yes, I'm writing a paper on a Cold War speech by JFK...
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Took forever to read, but it is a huge book. Very balanced in showing what was good and bad about JFK.
My favorite biography on JFK
An excellent, clear summary of the life of a significant person.
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