Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (Hardcover)

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“What was he like?”

Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews’s extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O’Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”

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ISBN 9781451635089
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Format Hardcover
Pages 479
Publisher Date 2011-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Copyright Year 2011
Height 10.25 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.85 lb
Language English
Subtitle Elusive Hero
Audience General/trade
Authors Matthews, Chris
Country of Origin United States

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  • AN excellent read

    A well written and thoughtful piece by CHris Matthews.

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    As a child of the sixties," ... Elusive Hero" is a compeling, must read, for anyone who lived through that period of time.

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    It was a gift and he has only ready about 1/2 and likes it alot.

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    The book was one that I would calll a perfect example of a "Can't put down book". Held interest from the first page to the last.

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    Great book well written and it pffers a different perspective on John Kennedy

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