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American National Biography

John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Kennedy, John F., Jr. (25 Nov. 1960-16 July 1999), American icon, publisher, and lawyer, was born John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., in Washington, D.C., the son of President John F. Kennedy, a descendant of a politically and socially prominent Massachusetts family, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, also from a socially prominent family. Born just seventeen days after his father was elected president of the United States, John-John (as he was nicknamed) was immediately thrust into the public eye and remained under its glare throughout his life. His early childhood was clouded by President Kennedy's assassination on 22 November 1963,which was believed to be a part of the so-called Kennedy curse, a long series of tragedies that has plagued the family.

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John F. Kennedy

Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek's masterful John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life was a number one national bestseller, and it remains the most widely read one-volume biography of the 35th President. Now, in this marvelous short biography of John F. Kennedy, Dallek achieves a miracle of compression, capturing in a small space the essence of his renowned full-length masterpiece.

John F. Kennedy
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