JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President

Thurston Clarke


A Kirkus Best e-book of 2013

A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s final hundred days that asks what may need been

Fifty years after his loss of life, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. famous writer and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the guts of that legend is what could have been. As we technique the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, JFK’s final Hundred Days reexamines the final months of the president’s lifestyles to teach a guy in the course of nice swap, eventually at the cusp of constructing strong on his striking promise.

Kennedy’s final hundred days all started simply after the demise of two-day-old Patrick Kennedy, and through this time, the president made strides within the chilly conflict, civil rights, Vietnam, and his own lifestyles. whereas Jackie used to be improving, the untimely youngster and his father have been flown to Boston for Patrick’s remedy. Kennedy was once maintaining his son’s hand whilst Patrick died on August nine, 1963. The lack of his son confident Kennedy to paintings more durable as a husband and father, and there's abundant proof that he suspended his infamous philandering in the course of those final months of his life.

Also in those months Kennedy eventually got here to view civil rights as an ethical in addition to a political factor, and after the March on Washington, he liked the facility of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., for the 1st time.

Though he's frequently depicted as a religious chilly warrior, Kennedy driven via his proudest legislative fulfillment during this interval, the constrained attempt Ban Treaty. This good fortune, mixed along with his warming kinfolk with Nikita Khrushchev within the wake of the Cuban missile concern, ended in a détente that British international secretary Sir Alec Douglas- domestic hailed because the “beginning of the tip of the chilly War.”

Throughout his presidency, Kennedy challenged calls for from his advisers and the Pentagon to improve America’s involvement in Vietnam. Kennedy all started a reappraisal within the final hundred days that will have resulted in the withdrawal of all 16 thousand U.S. military
advisers by means of 1965.

JFK’s final Hundred Days is a gripping account that weaves jointly Kennedy’s private and non-private lives, explains why the grief following his assassination has persisted goodbye, and solves the main tantalizing Kennedy secret of all—not who killed him yet who he was once while he was once killed, and the place he could have led us.

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