Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (Paperback)

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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 9781451635096
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
    Format Paperback
    Pages 479
    Publisher Date 2012-11-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Elusive Hero
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Matthews, Chris
    Country of Origin United States
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