Michelle Renee Kidwell
5 min readOct 15, 2020


Book. Review: JFK Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956


Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956

by Fredrik Logevall

Random House Publishing Group — Random House

Random House

Biographies & Memoirs. |. History

Pub Date 08 Sep 2020

I am reviewing a copy of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956 through Random House Publishing Group and Netgalley:

John F Kennedy was born on May.29.1917 and was assassinated November 22.1963. He was born in the midst of the First World War, and came of age during the Second World War.

John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation that he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War. Kennedy knew political ambition from a young age, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history. And while portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have come and gone in the decades since his untimely death, these accounts all fail to capture the full person.

John F Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, is today a national historic site. When the. boys were Noble and Greenough Lower School The principal of the school, Miss Myra Fiske, had interviewed the boys in the spring of 1924 and liked what she saw. But soon the Kennedy boys would be taunted and bullied because most of the boys in the school were Protestant while they were Catholics. Being an Irish and Catholic caused a real stigma in those days.

The Kennedy brothers did not have a room of their own at the family home, instead when they were home from school on the Holidays they would find a room that was available.

At the age of seventeen Jack became sick which the doctors eventually attributed to allergies and likely collitis, he was sent home with the orders to follow a proper diet and to avoid emotional stress.

When Joe graduated from Choate in 1933, there father sent him to the London School of Economics to study with…



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