[Ebook] ↠ John F. Kennedy (The American Presidents, #35) Author Alan Brinkley – Buyphenergan500.us

John F. Kennedy (The American Presidents, #35) The Young President Who Brought Vigor And Glamour To The White House While He Confronted Cold War Crises Abroad And Calls For Social Change At HomeJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy Was A New Kind Of President He Redefined How Americans Came To See The Nation S Chief Executive He Was Forty Three When He Was Inaugurated In 1961 The Youngest Man Ever Elected To The Office And He Personified What He Called The New Frontier As The United States Entered The 1960s.But As Alan Brinkley Shows In This Incisive And Lively Assessment, The Reality Of Kennedy S Achievements Was Much Complex Than The Legend His Brief Presidency Encountered Significant Failures Among Them The Bay Of Pigs Fiasco, Which Cast Its Shadow On Nearly Every National Security Decision That Followed But Kennedy Also Had Successes, Among Them The Cuban Missile Crisis And His Belated But Powerful Stand Against Segregation.Kennedy Seemed To Live On A Knife S Edge, Moving From One Crisis To Another Cuba, Laos, Berlin, Vietnam, Mississippi, Georgia, And Alabama His Controversial Public Life Mirrored His Hidden Private Life He Took Risks That Would Seem Reckless And Even Foolhardy When They Emerged From Secrecy Years Later John F Kennedy S Life, And His Violent And Sudden Death, Reshaped Our View Of The Presidency Brinkley Gives Us A Full Picture Of The Man, His Times, And His Enduring Legacy.

[Ebook] ↠ John F. Kennedy (The American Presidents, #35)  Author Alan Brinkley – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • John F. Kennedy (The American Presidents, #35)
  • Alan Brinkley
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 0805083499

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ John F. Kennedy (The American Presidents, #35) Author Alan Brinkley – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    A life cut far too short What might have been we ll never know A must read.


  2. says:

    This is a well written, concise biography of a popular president The balance is perhaps a little off given JFK s assassination, Brinkley doesn t spend as much time on the years before as he could have Maybe that s because JFK doesn t actually offer that much to write about he was an apathetic at best student, Representative and Senator However, I still don t find JFK particularly interesting He wasn t a particularly good president, and his life and career were the product of his father s This is a well written, concise biography of a popular president The balance is perhaps a little off given JFK s assassination, Brinkley doesn t spend as much time on the years before as he could have Maybe that s because JFK doesn t actually offer that much to write about he was an apathetic at best student, Representative and Senator However, I still don t find JFK particularly interesting He wasn t a particularly good president, and his life and career were the product of his father s prodigious bank accounts and ambition, mixed with JFK s own ambition one that seems to be one of attaining power, with little interest in the process of wielding it A lacklustre congres...


  3. says:

    What I liked about the book the most was the fact that it didn t idealize John Kennedy like so many books have done in the past I liked that it was very matter of fact about several items such as how young and immature he was when he became president and how this played a big role in his fear of committment as well indecisiveness to many things such as civil rights, Cuba, Vietnam, etc.The very first book I ever read when I was 8 years old was about JFK As a child I read about what a great ma What I liked about the book the most was the fact that it didn t idealize John Kennedy like so many books have done in the past I liked that it was very matter of fact about several items such as how young and immature he was wh...


  4. says:

    This is another nice entry in the American Presidents series, originally edited by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr and after his death Sean Wilentz In this instance, there is some poignancy in that Schlesinger was an adviser to Kennedy The books in this series are brief, making information available to readers who do not want massive 600 page biographies In that, most of the volumes succeed although I prefer such massive works.The work itself takes a chronological perspective on Kennedy We le This is another nice entry in the American Presidents series, originally edited by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr and after his death Sean Wilentz In this instance, there is some poignancy in that Schlesinger was an adviser to Kennedy The books in this series are brief, making information available to readers who do not want massive 600 page biographies In that, most of the volumes succeed although I prefer such massive works.The work itself takes a chronological perspective on Kennedy We learn of his life from birth to death with an epilogue about Kennedy s reputation and evaluation after his death.Kennedy ...


  5. says:

    For the past decade, The American Presidents series has churned out a series of biographies of our nation s leaders written by a diverse range of authors, from historians who draw upon their expertise to inform their interpretation of their subject, toeclectic writers who inform their efforts with a sometimes refreshingly new perspective Alan Brinkley fits squarely into the first category a longtime scholar of 20th century America, he brings the skills and knowledge gained a lifetime o For the past decade, The American Presidents series has churned out a series of biographies of our nation s leaders written by a diverse range of authors, from historians who draw upon their expertise to inform their interpretation of their subject, toeclectic writers who inform their efforts with a sometimes refreshingly new perspective Alan Brinkley fits squarely into the first category a longtime scholar of 20th century America, he brings the skills and knowledge gained a lifetime of study to this sprightly book on John F Kennedy His perspective is critical but not unfavorable while acknowledging Kennedy s many gifts, he describes how they served to sustain his popularity through the numerous setbacks he suffered as president In this respect, the powe...


  6. says:

    Excellent short biography of the man who left the world withhope than he found it.


  7. says:

    John Kennedy 1917 1963 served as the 35th president from 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963 Many baby boomers, including myself, have strong memories of Kennedy and many people of all ages tend to see his presidency as a watershed moment for the United States Alan Brinkley offers a sober, thoughtful, and measured account of Kennedy s life and presidency in his new short biography, John F Kennedy , the most recent volume in the American Presidents series edited by the lat John Kennedy 1917 1963 served as the 35th president from 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963 Many baby boomers, in...


  8. says:

    Book Bingo Category PresidentialPages 158Summary John F Kennedy written by Alan Brinkley is a biography about the compelling life of the thirty fifth president of the United States Starting with his birth to an Irish Catholic family in Brookline, Massachusetts and throughout his interesting childhood, Jack Kennedy was determined to be great He was born into a successful family and was always popular and widely liked, starting in his youth Jack, although active, constantly struggled wit Book Bingo Category PresidentialPages 158Summary John F Kennedy written by Alan Brinkley is a biography about the compelling life of the thirty fifth president of the United States Starting with his birth to an Irish Catholic family in Brookline, Massachusetts and throughout his interesting childhood, Jack Kennedy was determined to be great He was born into a successful family and was always popular and widely liked, starting in his youth Jack, although active, constantly struggled with severe health issues that held him back at times But despite this setback, he graduated from Harvard College and published his best selling thesis From there, Jack joined the Navy and survived the destruction of his ship After retiring from the Navy, Kennedy wanted to get involved in politics and so he was elected to the Congress and then the U.S Senate In 1960, he was elected president and inaugurated in 1961 Throughout Jack s presiden...


  9. says:

    After reading the Truman Eisenhower books in the American Presidents series and being very disappointed by those entries, I was really hoping that the J.F.K installment would revive my interest It did the trick, as I flew through this one faster than many previous I think the reason that this bio works so well is because it seems that author Alan Brinkley doesn t really like Kennedy all that much or, at least doesn t buy into the Myth of Camelot like some do However, that being said After reading the Truman Eisenhower books in the American Presidents series and being very disappointed by those entries, I was really hoping that the J.F.K installment would revive my interest It did the trick, as I flew through this one faster than many previous I think the reason that this bio works so well is because it seems that author Alan Brinkley doesn t really like Kennedy all that much or, at least doesn ...


  10. says:

    Good, concise biography of Kennedy An enjoyable read.

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