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The Memoirs Of John F. Kennedy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2010

    Fascinating Historical What-If!

    I grew up in the 60's and this book was my first historical what-if. A historian friend of mine says the author did a good job of integrating fact with possibility so that the story is quite plausible. From a truth and justice standpoint I found it very satisfying. Scenes with J Edgar Hoover, Lyndon Baines Johnson and other figures of the time are fascinating, spooky and hilarious. The story has a back-and-forth time warp that works once you get used to it. One of the ways you get to know the historical players is through a young (fictional) journalist Patrick Hennessey whose slow-starting romance is pretty darn cute.

    Without giving away the story I can safely say: Imagine transparency and truth around the John F Kennedy assassination rather than obfuscation and ineptitude. Imagine a bullet that stops shy of the president's vitals and does not kill him. Imagine JFK lives to do right by keeping left, and world history takes a turn for the better... It's a good read and I highly recommend it.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Given the status of our current Government and economy, it is very hard to read this book and not truly wonder, "WHAT IF". I don't think that JFK by any means was Saintly, but more, that he was the right man as President at a very important time in our country's history. His death was a crossroads which led us down a very different and ugly path that we are now paying for...

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2010

    Fascinating Historical What-If!

    I grew up in the 60's and this book was my first historical what-if. A historian friend of mine says the author did a good job of integrating fact with possibility so that the story is quite plausible. From a truth and justice standpoint I found it very satisfying. Scenes with J Edgar Hoover, Lyndon Baines Johnson and other figures of the time are fascinating, spooky and hilarious. The story has a back-and-forth time warp that works once you get used to it. One of the ways you get to know the historical players is through a young (fictional) journalist Patrick Hennessey whose slow-starting romance is pretty darn cute.

    Without giving away the story I can safely say: Imagine transparency and truth around the John F Kennedy assassination rather than obfuscation and ineptitude. Imagine a bullet that stops shy of the president's vitals and does not kill him. Imagine JFK lives to do right by keeping left, and world history takes a turn for the better... It's a good read and I highly recommend it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Great "what if" novel. I could have easily read another 200 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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