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Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. John Fitzgerald Kennedy: America’s youngest president. But, barely 1,000 days into his presidency, was he assassinated. JFK in an Hour provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of this man credited with introducing an aspirational new approach to American politics. Learn about the Kennedy family, the cast that propelled JFK to success despite family tragedy. Discover Kennedy’s talented diplomatic skills when navigating the Space Race, the nuclear missile crisis and his sympathies with the fledging civil rights movement. Learn about the man himself, the charming son, brother, and husband, who maintained a charismatic public image, despite suffering from chronic illness all his life.

JFK in an Hour provides key insight into why Kennedy epitomised the hopes of a new decade, and remains such an influential figure to this day.

©2013 Sinead Fitzgibbon (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past." (Dominic Sandbrook)
"The practice of history is ever-evolving, and the History in an Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age." (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
"This is genius." ( MacWorld.com)

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  • Eliza
  • Boston, MA
  • 21-12-16

Great!

Created for the impatient like me, who want the information but don't want to put in the time to go into extreme and mostly unnecessary detail.
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The new Camelot in a nutshell

You can learn a great deal about an individual in an hour. This is a great addition to the 'History in an Hour' series all of which I've enjoyed so far.

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  • Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co
  • 21-12-16

Great Overview

I am a big fan of this collection of history books. They are short and sweet and Jonathan Keeble narrates it beautifully. 

This book is great. It was a good overview of JFK's story.

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  • Annette
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Unexpectedly comical

I love the History in an Hour series and I love the narrator Jonathan Keeble, but this time I have to say I like his performance less than those in the other books. His impression of JFK was strange at first, and increasingly ridiculous and hard to stomach as the book progressed.