This riveting biography by a university of wisconsin history professor explores john kennedy's character, assesses its influence on his presidential decisionmaking and brings into focus the discrepancy between the camelot image and the man himself reeves reveals how indifferent kennedy was to the moral and legal. The furore has also raised awkward questions about the role o'donnell's family played behind the scenes even angie dickinson, who memorably described her own hurried congress with jfk as the greatest 30 seconds of my life, could not recall his name when questioned by seymour hersh for his.
Type: book current status: in season author: thomas c reeves publisher: free press genre: biography, history, politics and current events we gave it an a- this book, a question of character: a life of john f kennedy, is long overdue for years unpleasant information about john f kennedy has.
Although scores of books have been written, especially with competing theories on his life and tragic death, most have concentrated on one aspect or another in contrast with most earlier writings on jfk's youth or foreign policy, reeves sought to construct an overall appraisal of the kennedy presidency.
John f kennedy on principles & values politicians on the issues political pundits it was and remains a given that my brothers established a soaring standard for public service, and that their standards to a great extent has defined my life and my aims source: a question of character, by thomas reeves, p 73 , dec. Amazoncom: a question of character : a life of john f kennedy ( 9780029259658): thomas reeves: books wisconsin history professor explores john kennedy's character, assesses its influence on his presidential decisionmaking and brings into focus the discrepancy between the camelot image and the man himself. A question of character: a life of john f kennedy by thomas c reeves was published in 1991 reeves is a former professor of history at the university of wisconsin and the author of nearly a dozen books he is probably best-known for his 1975 biography of chester arthur and his 1982 biography of.
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In a question of character john f kennedy's two lives—public and private—are examined to answer this timely question respected historian and biographer thomas c when first published, reeves's book was one of few vigorously revelatory studies of john kennedy's character to label this book a “character study. Kennedy white house, see: irving bernstein, promises kept: john f kennedy's new frontier (1991) paul henggeler, in his steps: lyndon johnson and the kennedy mystique (1991) thomas reeves, question of character: image and reality in the life of john f kennedy (1991).