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Title:
A question of character : a life of John F. Kennedy
Author:
Reeves, Thomas C., 1936-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
xv, 510 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780029259658
Format :
Book

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Summary

Questioning how the less than exemplary life of JFK related to the actions and decisions of his public career, Thomas Reeves probes the bewildering vagaries of Kennedy's character. He shows in particular the effects of his father's ruthless political tutelage and follows JFK through a career marked by an ever widening gap between the public image of a courageous and caring intellectual leader and the private reality of indifference to those values of fidelity, compassion, and concern he extolled.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Solidly researched, with a wealth of new material, this riveting biography--an 11-week PW hardcover bestseller and a History Book Club main selection--explores JFK's character, or lack thereof, and assesses its influence on his presidential decision-making. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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