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

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An unfinished life is the first major, single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Robert Dallek draws upon previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives to tell Kennedy's story. We learn just how sick Kennedy was, what medications he took and concealed from all but a few, and how severely his medical condition affected his actions as President. We  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 0316172383 9780316172387 0316907928 9780316907927
OCLC Number: 52220148
Description: x, 838 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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