John F. Kennedy's father, one of the richest men in America, had big plans for his son. Joseph Kennedy wanted his oldest boy-a bright, talented, and personable youth-to go into politics, and he even dreamed that the boy might one day become the first Catholic elected president of the United States. Those dreams were shattered, however, when Joseph Kennedy's oldest son, Joe Jr., died in action during World War II. John F. Kennedy, bright and talented in his own right, had grown up in the shadow of his older brother. But John would ultimately fulfill the ambitions of his father, capping a meteoric political rise in 1960 by being elected the nation's 35th president. This book examines the childhood and youth of a man who, though cut down by an assassin's bullet after less than three years in the White House, is remembered for instilling in his fellow citizens a sense of optimism and idealism.
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