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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: 920 Kennedy
Author: Logevall, Fredrik
Title: JFK
Remainder of title: Coming of Age In The American Century 1917-1956
Summary, etc. note: "By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War era. Born in 1917 to a striving Irish American family that had ascended the ranks of Boston's labyrinthine political machine, Kennedy was bred for government, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest president ever cemented his status as one of the most mythologized political figures in American history. And yet, in the decades since his untimely death, hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have made our 35th president more mysterious than ever--a problem further exacerbated by the fact that no genuinely comprehensive account of his life has yet been attempted. Beckoned by this gap in our historical knowledge, Fredrik Logevall has spent seven years searching for the "real" JFK. The result of this prodigious effort is a sweeping two-volume biography that, for the first time, properly contextualizes Kennedy amidst the roiling American Century. Beginning with the three generations of Kennedy men and women who transformed the clan from working-class Irish immigrants to members of Boston's political elite, Volume One spans the first thirty-nine years of JFK's life, from sickly second son to restless Harvard undergraduate and World War II hero, through his ascendance on Capitol Hill and, finally, his decision to run for president. In chronicling Kennedy's extraordinary life and times, Logevall offers the clearest portrait we have of an iconic, yet still elusive, American president."--

International Standard Book Number: 9780812997132
International Standard Book Number: 9780593134443
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780812997149
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593134467
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us-ma
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: E842
Item number: .L555 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 973.922092
Classification number: B
Dates associated with a name: 1963-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Fredrik Logevall.
Title proper/short title: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Random House
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: Random House,
: 2020-
Extent: 650 pages
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted contents note: [Vol. 1] Coming of age in the American century, 1917-1956 --
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Feniman
Purchase price: 40.00
Personal name: Kennedy, John F.
Personal name: Kennedy, John F.
Dates associated with a name: 1917-1963.
Dates associated with a name: 1917-1963
Fuller form of name: (John Fitzgerald),
Fuller form of name: (John Fitzgerald),
General subdivision: Family.
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: United States.
Subordinate unit: Congress.
Subordinate unit: Senate
Form subdivision: Biography.
Subject: Legislators-Massachusetts
Subject: Presidents-US
Subject: American politics
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: Massachusetts
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic name: New England
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: Massachusetts
Form subdivision: Biography.
General subdivision: Politics and government
General subdivision: Politics and government
Chronological subdivision: 20th century.
Chronological subdivision: 1945-1989.
Main entry heading: Logevall, Fredrik,
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Random House, 2020
Display text: Online version:
Title: JFK
Record control number: (DLC) 2020003489
International Standard Book Number: 9780812997149
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: 2 shelf copies
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: Complete in two volumes--CIP data; rf26 2020-01-27
: rf26 2020-01-27
: rf06 2020-01-30 (telework) to Dewey
: xm09 2020-01-30

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