As you can imagine by title and the front cover, “JFK: Why He Died, and Why it Matters” is primarily the story of John F. Kennedy. In his story, our 35th president changed from a Cold Warrior to an altruistic leader willing to risk his life to ensure that the world's children will not become victims of a nuclear catastrophe.
The same amount of time is spent on JFK's presidency, as on the assassination but one of the many rewards of this book is author James W. Douglass’ ability to show the relationship between his policies and his death. And the book is a tragedy because it gradually becomes obvious that each step he makes toward peace steadily increases the hatred of his enemies who will eventually betray him.
This is an amazing book; it will be around forever and help future historians piece together the life and death of this famous president.