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4.0 out of 5 stars An Unfinished Life, 20 Oct 2007
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This is a rather dry and academic account of JFK's life. There are a few passages and parts of chapters that are genuinely exciting and fascinating to read (the Cuban missile crisis being one of them) but generally this book goes into too great a depth of information about things that you don't want to know that much about. This is a good read to learn about JFK's politics, but useless to learn about the man. It barely mentions his children and his relationship with his wife is only written about in relation to his womanising (which again isn't explored too much) or her dislike of white house life. I felt like I came away knowing a great deal about his political life and policy decisions, but sadly lacking any real insight into his character. Although this aspect was mentioned at times and especially in the first part of the book, it wasn't to any degree that you feel you know what motivated him and it was written in a very dry way. Worth a read if part of an overall study of the man, but look elsewhere for a more rounded biography.

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