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Perret offers a fine one-volume biography of John F. Kennedy. JFK aficionadoes may not be impressed, but this is a good book for the casual admirer or mildly interested party. What struck this reader, more than the many sexual conquests and Kennedy's somewhat entrenched Cold War mentality, was how many times he came close to dying, throughout his life -- three times, at least, even before he was out of high school. No matter what else one might think of him, the tremendous personal courage of the man, his drive and hunger to succeed in the face of sizable odds, parents who were cold and sparing of their love, and almost unending physical pain, is impressive.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Politician trying to reform Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   lost at sea City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.    -   Boston Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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