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The Resource Jack : a life like no other, Geoffrey Perret

Jack : a life like no other, Geoffrey Perret

Label
Jack : a life like no other
Title
Jack
Title remainder
a life like no other
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Perret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Previous biographies of John F. Kennedy have been based almost entirely on newspaper files and personal recollections. Geoffrey Perret's Jack is both the first comprehensive one-volume biography of JFK and the first account of his life based on the extensive and important documentary record that has finally become available, including Kennedy's personal diaries, hundreds of hours of taped conversations from the White House, recently declassified government documents, extensive family correspondence, and crucial interviews sealed for nearly forty years. The result is a gripping, accurate, and ultimately moving portrait of America's most charismatic president." "Perret describes how JFK got the two most important decisions of his administration right: his handling of the Cuban missile crisis and his stance on civil rights. As to Vietnam, Kennedy did not believe it was worth fighting for, and in the last months of his presidency he began formulating a secret plan for neutralization and withdrawal - if he won the 1964 election. But that, of course, was not to be: Convinced he would die young, Kennedy foresaw that a violent death would claim him. Throughout his brief time in the White House he was haunted by a vision of a man standing at a window, looking down at him, holding a rifle."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perret, Geoffrey
Dewey number
  • 973.922/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842
LC item number
.P47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
Label
Jack : a life like no other, Geoffrey Perret
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46366231
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375503634
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001019392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jack : a life like no other, Geoffrey Perret
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46366231
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375503634
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001019392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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