James N. Giglio: John F. Kennedy

Historian James N. Giglio reveals the latest research on Kennedy’s Presidency, from his deft handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis to his health problems and destructive sexual obsessions.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

James N. Giglio describes John F. Kennedy as “the most medicated, one of the most courageous, and perhaps the most self-absorbed of our presidents.” Giglio reveals the latest research on Kennedy’s presidency, from his deft handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis to his destructive sexual obsessions.

Giglio is a distinguished professor of history at Missouri State University and author of Debating the Kennedy Presidency.

Part of this year’s series on the U.S. presidency.

Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute. Co-sponsored by Missouri State University.

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