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Golway (Full of Grace) offers an objective, highly informative portrait of Kennedy's political career and family life. Entries are organized chronologically and written like news releases, opening with the geographic origin of each event. Sidebar time lines tick off important daily events on each double-page spread's right-hand edge. Relevant photographs offer another layer of valuable information. Occasionally, half pages are devoted to more detailed subject explanations, like the significance of Charles de Gaulle's growing influence. The organization allows readers to follow the trajectory of Kennedy's actions. The prose is straightforward and engaging. An excellent and revealing subject overview for students and general readers.
This was a gift for my niece on Christmas. She loved it, and it only took her a week to read the whole book!Published 4 months ago by Angel
This is a very interesting book with quick hits on various key days in the Kennedy Administration. The photos look good on the Kindle, but none of the video content will play on... Read morePublished 18 months ago by pbrown
This is a good overall review of the JFK presidency. However, I am appalled that the authors (one of them a historian)and the editors did not realize that the first American manned... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Walter Lang, Zürich, Switzerland
Having read the major works are JFK [Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr. "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (2002), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner;... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by C. B. Miller