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An unfinished life : John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing on previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, -- is packed with revelations large and small - about JFK's health,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dallek, Robert.
Unfinished life.
Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., ©2003
(DLC) 2002116388
(OCoLC)52220148
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 0759598576 9780759598577 9780316135979 0316135976
OCLC Number: 52936466
Description: 1 online resource (x, 838 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Growing Up --
Beginnings --
Privileged Youth --
The Terrors of Life --
Public Service --
Choosing Politics --
The Congressman --
The Senator --
Can a Catholic Become President? --
Nomination --
Election --
The President --
The Torch Is Passed --
The Schooling of a President --
A World of Troubles --
Crisis Manager --
Reluctant Warrior --
The Limits of Power --
Frustrations and "Botches" --
To the Brink--And Back --
New Departures: Domestic Affairs --
New Departures: Foreign Affairs --
An Unfinished Presidency.
Responsibility: Robert Dallek.
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Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing on previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, -- is packed with revelations large and small - about JFK's health, his love affairs, RFK's appointment as Attorney General, what Joseph Kennedy did to help his son win the White House, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement had he survived. Robert Dallek succeeds as no other biographer has done in striking a critical balance - never shying away from JFK's weaknesses, brilliantly exploring his strengths - as he offers up a vivid portrait of a bold, brave, complex, heroic, human Kennedy.

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