John F. Kennedy never made it through a full term in office, yet within his 34 months as president he led the country through some of the most pivotal and consequential events in modern history. Experts examine the trials and tribulations of the Kennedy years—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.
Alan Brinkley, author of John F. Kennedy, is Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University. Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and the author of JFK, Conservative and Samuel Adams: A Life. From 2002 to 2008 he was vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun. David Nasaw (moderator) is a professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.
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