John F. Kennedy: A Biography: A Biography

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John F. Kennedy is revered as one of the United States' most iconic and inspirational presidents. Among his historic accomplishments, however, Kennedy was also a human being who made tragic miscalculations in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, publicly expressed doubts about democracy, and supported the use of fear-based tactics to manipulate the American people.

John F. Kennedy: A Biography provides background information about the Kennedy family in the early 20th century, describes the rise of Joseph P. Kennedy as a major figure in American life, and chronicles the subsequent emergence of his second son, John F. Kennedy, as a leading figure in American politics. The authors provide a fascinating look at how the characteristics of a 23-year-old John F. Kennedy in 1940 were borne out in his performance as president two decades later.

 

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This book gives great detail on the life of John it is a highly recommended book in my opion. This book is great if you have a project and need to just learn on the life of one of the best and motaviton presidents.

Contents

THE KENNEDY FAMILY MODEST BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND
1
FROM STUDENT TO WAR HERO JACKS EARLY YEARS
7
CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY
25
SENATOR KENNEDY
39
THE 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
59
INTO THE FIRE FOREIGN POLICY
77
THE NEW FRONTIER DOMESTIC POLICY
105
EXPLAINING THE ASSASSINATION
127
CAMELOT
137
A SELECTION OF SPEECHES BY PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY
143
SELECTED ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
169
INDEX
175
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Associate Professor of Political Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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