JFK

Coming of Age in the American Century (1917 to 1956) by Frederik Logevall

This is the first book of a two book biography of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 

The first book covers the background of his parents, especially the controlling Joe Kennedy. and shows how “Jack” alongside his brother Joe Jr., was groomed for politics from the time he was a child., 

Kennedy’s childhood, education, and romance with Jackie, as well as his military service and the death of his older brother, are covered in-depth. The book ends just as he is deciding whether to run for President. 

This excellent work really sheds light on the whole man by looking at his early life and not just his presidency. It looks at the stressors in his life as well as the accomplishments. And it introduces Kennedy in a personal way to those of us who were born after his lifetime. 

Those interested in US history and presidential biographies will enjoy this book. This is a fine biography that rates five stars.

I received a free copy of this book from Random House via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.

Link to Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/JFK-Coming-American-Century-1917-1956-ebook/dp/B082H31YBH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FFIGCWABJGJC&dchild=1&keywords=jfk+fredrik+logevall&qid=1601597406&s=digital-text&sprefix=jfk+fre%2Cdigital-text%2C166&sr=1-1

Link to Author’s Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Fredrik-Logevall/e/B001IXMD9Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1