John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy : An Unfinished Life 1917-1963

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Mass-market edition of the first authoritative single-volume biography of John F. Kennedy to be written in nearly four decades. Drawing upon first-hand sources and never-before-opened archives, prize-winning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy, forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency and his legacy.

Dallek also discloses that, while labouring to present an image of robust good health, Kennedy was secretly in and out of hospitals throughout his life, soill that he was administered last rites on several occasions.

He never shies away from Kennedy's weaknesses, but also brilliantly explores his strengths. The result is a full portrait of a bold, brave and truly human John F. Kennedy.
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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 44mm | 662.24g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24 b&w illus
  • 0141015357
  • 9780141015354
  • 124,239

About Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek has taught at Columbia, UCLA, and Oxford. He is currently a professor of history at Boston University. He is the author of several books, including his classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant. He has won the Bancroft Prize for American history, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching.
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