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Mathews, who’s had spy training and investigative experience as a CIA intelligence analyst, has effectively combined her knowledge of the politics and personalities of that era with a slam-bang plot of espionage and drama.Jul 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
Kennedy, is the United States ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, is actually an intelligence operative working on secret instructions from President Franklin Roosevelt – the conceit of Francine Mathews’ new novel, Jack 1939 should make it callous (the man’s real life wasn’t interesting enoug...Mar 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
Flanagan points out in her essay how David Letterman had iconic photographs of Kennedy ready when Caroline Kennedy went on his show.Jul 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
Will novelists some day make up sexual encounters for Barack Obama or George Bush?) As the plot thickens, Kennedy discovers that his own father, Joseph Kennedy, ambassador to England, is one of those funding the anti-Roosevelt campaign.Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
But when President Roosevelt recruits Jack to be his eyes and ears in Europe during the Nazi Party’s rise to power, knowing that Jack’s illness makes him an unlikely agent, Jack accepts.Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
I mention these facts only because it is no small undertaking to make Jack Kennedy the believable protagonist of an espionage novel, but this is what she has done in “Jack 1939.” Those who are familiar with Joseph Persico’s nonfiction book, “Roosevelt’s Secret War,” will remember that FDR, as th...| Read Full Review of Jack 1939
BlogHer - I may be quiet for a bit because I seem to have stumbled butt-first into a FULL TIME JOB!Jan 09 2013 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at etix.com Sun7:30 @Powells the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 Saturday the 2nd, 10am / Powell’s City of Books ...Sep 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
The president’s goal: to stop the flow of German money that has been flooding the United States to buy the 1940 election—an election that Adolf Hitler intends Roosevelt lose.
In a deft mosaic of fact and fiction, Francine Mathews has written a gripping espionage tale that explores what mig...
Francine Mathews’ Jack 1939 is so realistic that it’s not hard to believe that Jack Kennedy could have been on a special assignment in that year preceding the war.Jul 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
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Soon he’s aboard the ship that Jack is taking to England, and it doesn’t take Jack long to realize he’s in some serious danger.Jul 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Jack 1939
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