September 15, 2013

The Kennedy Half-Century

cover image of The Kennedy Half-Century
The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy
Larry J. Sabato

November 22nd will mark 50 years since John F. Kennedy's assassination. Nine presidents have held office since then, but all have come under the mystique that surrounds the what ifs of a life cut short. Many books on the 35th President will be published in the next two months, but this one merits special attention. This companion book for the PBS documentary details the charismatic President - his life and accomplishments as well as his tragic death - as many of the volumes will - but the perspective comes forward, describing the continuing and haunting influence of the Kennedy legacy through to today.