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John F. Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of JFK

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Explore the fascinating life of John F. Kennedy

Gallup's List of Widely Admired People of the 20th Century places President John F. Kennedy in the third slot, behind Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa. Needless to say, President Kennedy's name is one that will not soon be forgotten.

Many people will simply recall him as the handsome president who reigned for a short while before his unfortunate death at the hands of an assassin in Dallas, Texas. They may recall he was the youngest president to have been sworn into the presidential office or he dealt with issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The general American public and the world know much about the surface of JFK's life - they know of his affairs and his ill health - but they often do not recall anything about who he was as a person or how he interacted with his wife and family. This audiobook aims to unveil all this information along with many more captivating facts about the life of John F. Kennedy.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • Childhood and Education
  • Personal Life
  • Relationship with Jackie Kennedy
  • Naval Service
  • Congressional Career
  • 1960 Presidential Race
  • Foreign Policy
  • Domestic Policy
  • Assassination
  • Legacy
  • And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about John F. Kennedy!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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My most loving book.

I born after the death of this great personality. I always love history especially the USA, This book is filled with the authentic information about JFK.

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A premier book.

A great introduction to the JFK life, from childhood to death! If you are new to this subject, I would definitely recommend it.

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Well done!!!

I am no Kennedy scholar but the results that even when he did well it was only for political gain got to be rather emotional and unbelievable at times. The book was a fascinating in a gossipy kind of way.Well done!!!

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Good guide

Interesting historical events difficult to understand. While recognizing President Kennedy's notable achievements at home and abroad, The writer would finish with a jab in the back clearly inspired by his description of honesty.

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Good insight here!!!

He seemed like a pretty cool guy, really hate being so scrutinized in the public eye and just wanted their private life to be private. The book was supportive and equal on this topic. Good insight here.

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I got so much

There is a great book for scholars or historians who are already well-versed in the defects of the Camelot legend. But overall listeners interested in broad coverage of JFK’s life are likely to find the book’s tone too imbalanced, too petty and lacking in scholastic gravitas.I got so much.

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Highly recommended.

The book has rich detail about the president's persistent. I found this book so enjoyable as far as seeing the "real" JFK the best-written book, you did feel like you get to know him aside from the face he had to put on at times in front of America.

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Inspirational book, woth listening.

Encouraging reading; and currently, its message reverberates meaningfully, providing perilous insight and food for thought in our era of political commotion and ingredients' suspicion and unimportance towards their politicians...

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Classic Book on John F. Kennedy.

This book, in difference, tells the stories of factual statesman who endangered (and sometimes lost) their careers in going against the public in supporting what they thought to be right.

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Important view about the famous JFK

It is as decent today as when some read it in early 60’s or near Mr. JFK. I will listen it second time for sure. Much more understanding this time around.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 01-07-18

Great book about great person.

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Admirable book and the all the listeners will definitely enjoy it. If you like John F. Kennedy you will enjoy this book hugely because it has the great information about the ex-president.

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  • Ahamd Ali
  • 01-07-18

A balanced biography about the president.

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This was a proportionate biography that delivered better awareness into the man and the tasks of the presidency.

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  • Joe Cranston
  • 01-02-18

Excellent reading for the JFK lovers.

Would you consider the audio edition of John F. Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of JFK to be better than the print version?

I didn't check the print or Kindle version yet, but this is the top one audible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

JFK is my favorite character.

Have you listened to any of Duke Holm’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Death of the JFK.

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Such a touching book of his feelings and approaches, I can't put off this book that is very much value the time to pick up. Outstanding reading for the Kennedy followers..

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 01-01-18

Great book, about a great leader.

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This book has stimulated me to do extra. The author’s writing is the top. He expresses it as it is and, from his own words. This book has assisted me a lot to think contrarily before joining the Marine Corps.

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  • Cotham Mark
  • 01-01-18

An interesting overview.

What did you like most about John F. Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of JFK?

A brief history.

What other book might you compare John F. Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of JFK to, and why?

its the first one.

What does Duke Holm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Fabulous.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

The book is quite interesting and a solid contribution to American history. JFK not only accepted the Pulitzer Prize for it, he said nothing about who really wrote it. Certainly, he allegedly did give the prize money to charity. But his own actions hardly qualify as a profile.