Book Discussion on An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The… read more

Robert Dallek talked about his book An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917- 1963, published by Little, Brown and Company. The author described the extent of President Kennedy’s illness, his medications, and how his condition affected his performance as president. He also disclosed the story of Robert Kennedy’s selection as attorney general and Josep Kennedy’s actions to help his son secure the presidency. Drawing upon previously unavailable material and recently released archived documents, Professor Dallek hypothesized on the path President Kennedy would have taken in Vietnam had he survived. In his presentation Professor Dallek analyzed why President Kennedy is held in high regard. Following his presentation, Professor Dallek held a conversation with Professor William Leuchtenberg. Among the topics they discussed were President Kennedy’s health problems and his dealings with women. Then Professor Dallek answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

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Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2003
Last Aired:
Feb 21, 2011

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  • May 25, 2003 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2003 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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