- A Perfect Democracy -John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The World That Huey Made
was an American historian and author. He was the son of 35th president Joseph Kennedy, Sr.
and brother of 38th president Joseph Kennedy, Jr.
He struggled with poor health throughout much of his early life, and tended to live in the shadow of his older brother, who was destined to carry on the Kennedys' political ambitions. He attended Harvard University
and later Louisiana State University
during the 1940's as his father was vice president. His thesis on Britain's appeasement of Germany prior to the Western War
entitled Why English Slept
became a national bestseller. During this time, Kennedy found an interest in political science and history, and soon began his career as a professional historian.
Kennedy is known for several books, including his biography Daniel Webster
in 1948, William Jennings Bryan
in 1959, and a history of the 1920's An Age of Splendor
in 1976. However, his greatest work is his multi-volume work Profiles in Courage
during the 1960's. Despite his famous relatives, Kennedy received a considerable amount praise for his work. As he reached his seventies, he withdrew from public speaking engagements, and died in the late 1990's.