Chronicles John F. Kennedy's childhood, wartime actions, political campaigns, presidency, marriage and personal life, and health, revealing insights into his life from new documents, archives, and firsthand sources.
"A stellar work by one of our finest historians, as candid and penetrating as it is balanced and judicious." (James MacGregor Burns, Jetson School of Leadership Studies) "'An Unfinished Life' is one of the most engrossing biographies I have ever read.Robert Dallek's superbly informed account of John F. Kennedy's triumphant public life makes a magnificent counterpoint to his fascinating revelations about Kennedy's history of illness and pain. 'An Unfinished Life' is nothing less than a masterpiece." (David Herbert Donald, Charles Warren Professor Emeritus of History and American Civilization, Harvard University)