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Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews
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Mar 11, 2012

really liked it

This book covers Jack's years at school, his time in the service, and his journey through politics. The information is pieced together from many sources, including the author's conversations with men who were friends of JFK. It was interesting to read the personal antidotes, but I felt like there was not much time spent on the aspects of his marriage and family, and therefore didn't feel like a complete picture to me.
The author could spend pages telling about a campaign tactic or something, and then a sentence or two covering - oh, by the way Jackie gave birth to a stillborn child, Jack cried - ok, on to the next campaign stop.
So it was good, but I'm still going to have to read other books to satisfy my curiosity. But the title does say 'elusive,' so I guess that's to be expected.

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