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A Question of Character : a Life of John F. Kennedy / Thomas C. Reeves

Reeves, Thomas C. (1936-)

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ISBN 10: 0029259657 / ISBN 13: 9780029259658
Published by New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Collier MacMillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell MacMillan International, 1991
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Near fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. ; 510 pages; Description: xv, 510 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Inscribed by previous owner. Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) , 1917-1963. Presidents --United States --Biography. Political leadership --United States --History --20th century. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 36669

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Title: A Question of Character : a Life of John F. ...

Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Collier MacMillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell MacMillan International

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Questioning how the less than exemplary life of JFK related to the actions and decisions of his public career, Thomas Reeves probes the bewildering vagaries of Kennedy's character. He shows in particular the effects of his father's ruthless political tutelage and follows JFK through a career marked by an ever widening gap between the public image of a courageous and caring intellectual leader and the private reality of indifference to those values of fidelity, compassion, and concern he extolled. Drawing extensively on both published and archival materials, Reeves shows how "the best and the brightest" whom Kennedy attracted in life glorified him in death and transformed a man personally and politically ambivalent about such issues as civil rights into the fallen champion of the subsequent reforms of the Great Society.

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Thomas C. Reeves is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He is also the author of The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy and The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity. He lives in Franksville, Wisconsin.

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