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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
Robert Dallek's ambitious biography of John F. Kennedy's heroic life from 1917 to 1963 is a fascinating read. It portrays the life of the 35th president of the United States in candid detail. JFK lived a life of ease before and after his service in the US Navy during World War II. He came from a prominent Boston family, was extremely handsome, and had great orator skills plus a vision that took him to great heights. Joe Kennedy, JFK's father did all he...
Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President
Oxford University Press, Nov 2003, 30.00, 396 pp. ISBN: 0195159209 Professor provides an incredible biography of one of the most complex presidents of the twentieth century, LBJ. Readers obtain insight into a compassionate yet deceitful individual who believed in his populist social reforms; Professor Dallek believes LBJ was motivated by an impoverish childhood. Of most interest is how LBJ anguished over the Nam War that just seemed to get wor...

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