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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
JFK, reckless youth.
New York : Random House, 1992
|Named Person:||John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy|
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|ISBN:||0679412166 9780679412168 0679748806 9780679748809|
|Description:||xxiv, 898 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue : The birth of Camelot --
Part 1 : Boston beginnings --
Part 2 : Making millions --
Part 3 : Boarding school --
Part 4 : Freshman years --
Part 5 : The Ambassador's son --
Part 6 : Why England slept --
Part 7 : Stanford interlude --
Part 8 : Joining the U.S. Navy --
Part 9 : Inga Binga --
Part 10 : On the way to war --
Part 11 : PT 109 --
Part 12 : Shipwrecked --
Part 13 : Gunboat skipper --
Part 14 : The home front --
Part 15 : A hat in the ring --
Part 16 : Election to Congress.
"The Kennedy that emerges from this volume is, behind his playboy facade, vastly more driven and more serious than historians have ever before portrayed him. As Hamilton shows us, though Joseph Kennedy reluctantly transferred the family's political mantle to his second son in 1944 and "bought out" the sitting congressman for Massachusetts' 11th District, the presidential dream that the ambassador had reserved for his eldest son was in fact JFK's own secret ambition, confessed to his mistress many years before his brother Joe's tragic death." "In this absorbing, riveting family saga, we see the true Jack Kennedy, warts and all; a symbolic, relentlessly honest, yet sympathetic story of the struggles of youth and early manhood that will not only entrance its readers but will also forever alter our understanding of this century's most popular and charismatic American president."--Jacket.