Monthly Archives: January 2004

Books: An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

Books: An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek

Listened to the unabridged book on tape. What a treat.

Kennedy is extremely complex individual. His public life is still heroic to me — he was the first major politician of his error to see that lowering taxes would massively spur the economy. His dealings with the Cuban Missile Crisis were masterful and he averted WWIII.

An Unfinished Life, which just came out in 2003, details JFK’s newly released medical history and really goes in depth about Vietnam, Cuba, and JFK’s rise to the presidency. I highly suggest this book.