JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and The Emergence of a Great President

JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and The Emergence of a Great President

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ISBN-13: 9781611761719
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 12
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Thurston Clarke has written eleven widely acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including three New York Times Notable Books. His Pearl Harbor Ghosts was the basis of a CBS documentary, and his bestselling Lost Hero, a biography of Raoul Wallenberg, was made into an award-winning NBC miniseries. His articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards and lives with his wife and three daughters in upstate New York.

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Christian Science Monitor's 10 Best Books of July
A Daily Beast "Brainy Beach Read"

"A real page-turner… makes for a great and stimulating vacation read… deftly weav[es] together the private, personal, and intimate with the public, the political, and the-then-secret public and political, makes one want to keep reading to find out even more of the scoop."
—Daily Beast

"[A] compelling portrait of one of the towering figures of 20th-century America."
—Christian Science Monitor
"A fascinating analysis of what was… and what might have been."

"Demonstrates that three often painful years in office had taught Kennedy valuable lessons… Clarke delivers a thoroughly delightful portrait."
—Kirkus (starred)

"Camelot devotees will relish insider details, from descriptions of an obviously depressed Vice President Johnson 'growling at anyone who disturbed him' to dismissive jabs at Sen. Barry Goldwater taken from the president’s official diary."
Publishers Weekly
"A graceful, bittersweet chronicle… Clarke clearly admires Kennedy but does not ignore his flaws… an absorbing narrative."
—Library Journal
"Thurston Clarke has done the seemingly impossible: he has found a revealing new angle of vision on John F. Kennedy that brings the president and his times back to vivid life. This is excellent narrative history."
Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
“Clarke makes the drama, the excitement, and the dark side of Camelot seem like only yesterday—indeed, you feel as though you’re right there, in the Kennedy White House, at Hyannis Port, and aboard Air Force One with JFK, today.”
—Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution
"A fascinating, close-up look at the final dramatic months of a young president's life. Thurston Clarke's portrait of Kennedy is masterful in this compelling convergence of history and biography."
—Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
"The three-months before President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas were frenetic times: civil rights, Vietnam, Berlin and reelection were on his mind. Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days does a marvelous job of reliving Camelot's fragile promise. Clarke is a masterful storyteller and able researcher. This book sings. Highly recommended."
—Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Cronkite

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JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
EG678 More than 1 year ago
JFK's Last Hundred Days is an eye opening book. It starts with the death of his baby and the changes that made in his character - inspiring him to try harder as a father, husband, and leader. Thurston Clarke provides incredible insight into the last days of one of our country's most influential leaders. A darn good book!
VladamirR More than 1 year ago
Thurston Clarke shows great writing and research skills in his new book JFK's Last Hundred Days. I have read several books on the life of John F. Kennedy, but this one really stands out. It focuses, as the title suggests, on a very specific time frame and in doing so really shows a clear image of a leader with real world struggles, pains, and triumphs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sympathetic bio: for fans;good read however
DiverTx More than 1 year ago
A sincere and truly fascinating look into JFK's last hundred days. A "what if" book as well. I found it riveting and thoroughly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is more than just a review. It is an in depth analysis of a metamorphosis of character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
learned a lot. a good book. highly recommend reading
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mishmash of styles. One time he is strapped in back brace next running about in touch football. Says how close yet never says how many days were actually in same place or who was with the children. Said due for c section but had it.? Had one before? Odd insisting of love when it looks like just wanted her to campaign disappointing
dasw234 More than 1 year ago
all in all a good read
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