John F. Kennedy by Michael O'Brien
A Biography

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John F. Kennedy creates an absorbing, insightful and distinguished biography of one of America's most legendary Presidents. While current fashion in Kennedy scholarship is to deride the man's achievements, this book describes Kennedy's strengths, explains his shortcomings, and offers many new revelations.

There are many specialized books on Kennedy's career, but no first-class modern biography--one that takes advantage of the huge volume of recent books and articles and new material released by the JFK library. Ten years in the making, this is a balanced and judicious profile that goes beyond the clash of interpretations and offers a fresh, nuanced perspective.

About Michael O'Brien

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Michael O'Brien is a retired professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. His writing has earned top awards from Choice magazine, the Wisconsin Library Association, the National Catholic Press Association, and the Wisconsin Magazine of History.
Published March 1, 2005 by Thomas Dunne Books. 992 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Yet O’Brien seems reluctant to do more than mention matters that have exercised other writers, such as the illegal origins of the Kennedy family fortune and its patriarch’s links to organized crime, not to mention his antediluvian political ideas.

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Publicity for this book claims that until now there has been "no first-class modern biography that takes advantage of the huge volume of new material released from government archives and the J

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