Jack Kennedy: elusive hero (Matthews, Chris)(2011, hardcover)

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Jack Kennedy said the real reason people read biography is to answer that basic question.

With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews gives us just that. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him closeup, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American President. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts is nuclear war.

What was he like, this person whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man”? The Jack Kennedy you discover here wanted never to be alone, never to be bored. He loved courage, hated war, lived each day as if it were his last.