Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D.
Author Fredrik Logevall Discusses His New Bio of JFK
On Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall presents Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D. author of the acclaimed new biography of John F. Kennedy, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Prof. Logevall will be interviewed by our very own Jon Grand. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register HERE. We respectfully request that you purchase your copy of Mr. Logevall’s book from The Book Stall if you attend this event.
About the Book: John F. Kennedy was bred for government, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest president ever cemented his status as one of the most mythologized political figures in American history. And yet, in the decades since his untimely death, hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have made our 35th president more mysterious than ever–a problem further exacerbated by the fact that no genuinely comprehensive account of his life has yet been attempted. Beckoned by this gap in our historical knowledge, Prof. Logevall has spent seven years searching for the “real” JFK. The result of this prodigious effort is a sweeping two-volume biography that, for the first time, properly contextualizes Kennedy amidst the roiling American Century.
Prof. Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History, Harvard University.