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Sinead Fitzgibbon
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20 Jun 2013

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s youngest President, was assassinated barely one thousand days into his Presidency. In the fiftieth anniversary of his death, this is the story of the man who brought an aspirational new approach to American politics.

Born into the glamorous cast of Kennedys, JFK was propelled to political success despite family tragedy, disappointment and pressure. He engaged in a Space Race, averted the Cuban missile crisis and showed solidarity with the fledging civil rights movement. Throughout all he maintained a charismatic public image as son, brother and husband, despite his concealed personal failings and the chronic illness that beset him. JFK: History in an Hour provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of the man who epitomised the hopes of a decade and remains an influential figure to this day.

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.


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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: William Collins (20 Jun 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0007536534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007536535
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,027,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sinead Fitzgibbon graduated from university with a degree in Economics, before leaving her native Ireland to work in investment banking in Sydney for six years.

She returned to the UK in 2007 to pursue her writing career. She is a lover of history, literature, art and ballet, and spends most weekends browsing London's multitude of museums, art galleries and bookshops.

Sinead is the author of six history books - her next, 'A Short History of Dublin', is due in April 2014.

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‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook

‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller

‘This is genius’ MacWorld.com

About the Author

Sinead Fitzgibbon graduated from university with a degree in Economics, before leaving her native Ireland to work in investment banking in Sydney for six years. She returned to the UK in 2007 to pursue her writing career. She has always loved history, literature and art – and spends most weekends in London’s multitude of museums, art galleries and bookshops.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative 28 May 2013
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Another informative and interesting publication in this series which enables you to decide if you want to purchase further reading material on a particular subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 May 2013
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Love all these "In a hour" series as I can't absorb much.
Gives a good basis to "build" on if the subject interest wants to take you further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book review 12 April 2013
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very concise and easy too follow book.Was short enough so as not to get bored,and covered the most important facts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KENNEDY 22 Mar 2013
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FIND IT EASY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE HISTORY, I WILL RECOMMENDED IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT ABOUT HISTORY IN A SHORT TIME
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good stuff 26 Jan 2013
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It does what it says on the tin. You get a potted history which I have found to be pretty good in all of the "History in a hour" books that i've read.
I hope there's more of these books in the pipeline. I really enjoy them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact yet interesting. 8 Jan 2013
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I found this guide to JFK to be an extraordinary introduction and brief overview of his life. This book is excellent for those, like me, who are interested in this particular topic but have never explicitly looked into it. The whole series of 'History in a Hour' is excellent and the concept is ingenious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, very well written 6 April 2014
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This is a very well thought out piece, with information deliverd in a clear and concise way, some times however it can feel rushed.

On the whole a very good and easy read, knowledge of the era or JFK, will help you grasp the more in-depth knowledge of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Presiden Kennedy 15 Jan 2014
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A wonderful book, which told the life of JFK and Jackie and the whole Kennedy clan. A tragic story in many ways, but a book once started you cannot out down
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars CANT PUT DOWN BOOK
Great read.. what a point in time and a man that effected globle history hope schools put in history lessons.
Published 7 months ago by Colin Galvin
5.0 out of 5 stars a mystery!
This really made me want to find out more about JFK.It IS short and literally only takes about an hour to read ,but there's a lot packed in there, his childhood,sibling rivalry and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by spursfan
4.0 out of 5 stars JFK History in an hour
I find these 'History in an hour' books very interesting. The contents whilst only superficial, as intended, do give a very good potted version of the subject, which enables the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dave Jenkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great taster
Very informative. Some interesting facts that I was unaware of. Enough to get me interested in wanting more knowledge. Highly recommended.
Published 9 months ago by Mr S C McDermott
4.0 out of 5 stars A Clear, Concise, Chronology
After reading into the life of JFK, I endeavored to find a concise chronology of his life and efforts to which I found with this excellent text. Read more
Published 10 months ago by sammyspoon96
4.0 out of 5 stars Punchy and concise. Worth a read to those who need an introduction.
Want to know about JFK and use a book as a basis to do further research? Then this book is the starting point.
Easy to read language, useful glossary and a fine springboard.
Published 12 months ago by gjphilst
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a quickie
Interesting hint into some of the aspects of JFK's career. Personally I would have preferred more on the presidential time albeit short rather than his early days and speculation... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Miss HM Price
3.0 out of 5 stars history in 5 minutes?
a simplistic glimpse of the life and death of jfk. enjoyable light reading, but not in the league of mark lane et al. Read more
Published 17 months ago by like2smile
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