Idolized by millions, John F. Kennedy became a twentieth-century icon during his tragically short life. But who lay beneath the legend?
Robert Dallek is the author of John F. Kennedy- An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963 and he won the Bancroft Prize for his classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president in 2004-2005. He lives in Washington, D.C.