The making of a US president: JFK before the White House years

The making of a US president: JFK before the White House years Joseph P. Kennedy (centre), then US Ambassador to Britain, is pictured in this early image on board a ship with his sons Joseph P. Kennedy Jr (left) and John F. Kennedy
JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956 by Frederik Logevall (Viking, £16.99) Felix M. Larkin John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s reputation has held up remarkably well in the 60 years since he was elected president of the United States. In the polls that US historians periodically carry out to rank their presidents, his place has settled just inside the top ten –…
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