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Jack Kennedy - Elusive Hero

Chris Matthews

"What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews's extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O'Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy's first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: "I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know."

"What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews's extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O'Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy's first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: "I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know."
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"What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews's extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O'Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy's first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: "I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

13h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:15