John F. Kennedy glimmers through history as the young, idealistic president whose Camelot administration promised a new dawn for America.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy led his nation for little more than a thousand days, yet his presidency is intensely remembered, not merely as a byproduct of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered the nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty, created the Peace Corps, and launched America on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby boomers, injecting hope and revitalizing faith in the American project.
But fifty years after he was murdered, it's hard to separate the real JFK, with all his faults, from the many myths about him. This is his story of his life.