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Fredrik Logevall

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Newspaper Article - The Boston Globe

Kingston Library to Host Program on New JFK Biography

  • Robert Knox
| Apr. 16, 2021

On April 22, 2021, the Kingston Public Library will host a presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning author Fredrik Logevall on his biography, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956, the first volume of a projected two-volume biography that includes new archival material from the Kennedy Presidential Library. The biography is a fresh examination of America's youngest and first Catholic president.

Young John F. Kennedy

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Audio - Radio Open Source

JFK in the American Century

| Oct. 22, 2020

The historian Fredrik Logevall has written a grand fresh take on the life of John F. Kennedy, as if to reignite an old flame. He's given us a chance to remember politics as the sport of great minds and hearts, high language, serious stuff.

President Lyndon Johnson tells a nationwide audience that he would not seek nor accept "the nomination of my party for another term as your president,"


Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Why Lyndon Johnson Dropped Out

| Mar. 24, 2018

"Johnson did what modern American presidents are never supposed to do: refrain from seeking re-election. (Since World War II, only Harry Truman in 1952 has done likewise.) He feared that his health could not withstand four more years, but what really worried him was the Vietnam War and the divisions it had created. The war was not just a threat to his personal legacy; it was a threat to the very foundations of the liberal political order that he cherished so deeply and that had built so many middle-class American dreams."