New Release: Book Review: The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Michael J. Hogan

Book Review of The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography
by Michael J Hogan

    • Print Length: 320 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 31, 2017)
    • Publication Date: April 30, 2017
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B06X9DX6JW

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


My Review:

When you think back on John F. Kennedy, you have certain memories that spring to life. There is the image his son saluting his father’s casket as he passes in the funeral procession. There are the images of an all American sports family. Large family gatherings of many generations of Kennedys. Images of a happy, well- balanced family man. Gone were the rumors of indiscretions and weaknesses.

Jacqueline Kennedy began to reconstruct the memories of America as soon as he passed away. Making strong positive memories for us to take through our life. Gone are the missteps the errors of judgment with regard to Cuba and Russia. Gone are the scandals and the ugly rumors.

What an enlightening look at the manipulation of memories in order to make the president more revered and beloved. With moments taken from his presidency and the reworking of the collective memory, this is a fascinating book. I was astounded at the details that were ordered almost from the moment of his assassination.  I was provided this book by NetGalley.

This book should be read by everyone that remembers the images of Kennedy, but not his actual presidency.

Where to find The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy:
The hardback and kindle version are available on Amazon.
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4 thoughts on “New Release: Book Review: The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Michael J. Hogan

  1. The idea of John F. Kennedy as a tragic fallen archetype was entirely media generated during a time when Americans desperately clung to the mythical image of Camelot like innocent children reveling in fantastical fairytales. For more about this go to NEWSPELLCOM.org.

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