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35. John F. Kennedy's Early Years with Fredrik Logevall

This American President

John F. Kennedy's early years were formative for his knowledge of international relations, and provided him the ability to steer the nation through perilous events in the Cold War during his presidency. In this episode, we interview Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall about insights he uncovered about JFK’s early life and career in his new biography, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956.⭐Get this episode ad-free for only $5/month⭐LinksFacebook: facebook.com/ThisAmerPresInstagram: instagram.com/thisamericanpresidentTwitter: twitter.com/ThisAmerPresHome: thisamericanpresident.comCreditsHost: Richard LimProducer: Michael NealArtist: Nip Rogers, NipRogers.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

19 Jan 2021

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#215: All About JFK (Fredrik Logevall)

Politics and Polls

Today, many are examining leadership in American politics. Historians, biographers, and journalists are turning to the past to uncover how leadership, especially the presidency, has changed throughout the decades. Among those is historian Fredrik Logevall, who recently published a book on President John F. Kennedy, titled “JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956.” Logevall joins Julian Zelizer in this episode to dispel some of the myths surrounding John F. Kennedy, presenting a complex and sometimes vulnerable American leader.

32mins

14 Jan 2021

Similar People

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6: Fredrik Logevall on JFK

History Lessons

Over 40,000 books have been written on JFK since his assassination, yet none have succeeded in getting behind the myth of Camelot. Join Mattias Hessérus in discussion with Fredrik Logevall on the making of the man who enchanted America.

48mins

4 Dec 2020

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Ask not what your country ─ Fredrik Logevall on President John F Kennedy's Inaugural Address, 1961

Speakola

Fredrik Logevall is a Pultizer Prize winning historian and the author of the wonderful JFK: Coming of Age in an American Century 1917-1956. The second volume will concern itself with the JFK presidency, but Fredrik joined Tony to jump ahead and talk about one of the great speeches of the 20th century, with its famous line, 'ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country'. This is a fascinating chat that ranges across the life of the 35th President of the United States with a particular focus on his oratory, and the writing and performance of his most famous speech. The inaugural speech is on Speakola with transcript, as are other Kennedy speeches mentioned in this episdoe including the American University speech and the Amherst speech. Thanks to JFK Presidental Library which allows downloads of speech audio on website as part of public domain. Tony's books are available online and at his website. Send an email to swap details for signed copies. If you'd like to donate to support Speakola in both its website and podcast form, Tony would appreciate any help in these covid times!  Episode supported by GreenSkin™ and PurpleSkin™ avocados at https://greenskinavocados.com.au/ Please subscribe to the podcast, visit Speakola,  and share any great speeches that are special to you, famous or otherwise. I just need transcript & photo /video embed. Speakola also has Twitter and Facebook feedsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 36mins

22 Nov 2020

Most Popular

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Ill Literacy, Episode XVII: JFK (Guest: Fredrik Logevall)

Heartland Daily Podcast

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University to discuss his new book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. They begin by talking how Jack’s life parallel’s the rise of the United States as a world power. They also chat about Jack’s early years, his relationship with his parents and siblings, and the ongoing series of illnesses, maladies, and injuries that befall him. Jack’s college years, Joe Senior’s ambassadorship, PT-109, Jack’s congressional career, Profiles in Courage, Nixon, McCarthy, Jackie, and his run for the Veep slot under Stevenson in 1956 also come up for discussion.  Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/242113/jfk-by-fredrik-logevall/ Show Notes: Foreign Policy: Richard Aldous – The 4 False Deathbeds of John F. Kennedy https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/19/the-4-false-deathbeds-of-john-f-kennedy/ The Guardian: David Runciman – JFK: Volume One by Fredrik Logevall review – the Kennedys and the Trumps https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/05/jfk-volume-one-by-fredrik-logevall-review-the-kennedys-and-the-trumps The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956 (VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEJzHATb9eo The New York Times: David M. Kennedy – Groomed to be President https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/books/review/jfk-fredrik-logevall.html The Spectator: Andrew Preston – The magic of JFK remains undimmed https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-magic-of-jfk-remains-undimmed The Telegraph: Duncan White – Think you know JFK? This biography will open your eyes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/think-know-jfk-biography-will-open-eyes/ The Times: Daniel Finkelstein – JFK: Volume 1 by Fredrik Logevall review — dazzling in love and war https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jfk-volume-1-by-fredrik-logevall-review-kennedy-5p0djd9bq Times Literary Supplement: Eric Foner – His own man https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/jfk-fredrik-logevall-book-review/ The Wall Street Journal: Philip Terzian – ‘JFK’ Review: The Road to Camelot https://www.wsj.com/articles/jfk-review-the-road-to-camelot-11600633498 The Washington Post: Evan Thomas – A far deeper, worthier and more interesting JFK https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-far-deeper-worthier-and-more-interesting-jfk/2020/09/24/16e216ec-e6f9-11ea-bc79-834454439a44_story.html Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 (VIDEO) https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/jfk-coming-age-american-century-1917-1956

1hr 37mins

2 Nov 2020

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Ill Literacy, Episode XVII: JFK (Guest: Fredrik Logevall)

Ill Literacy: Books with Benson

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Fredrik Logevall of Harvard University to discuss his new book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. They begin by talking how Jack’s life parallel’s the rise of the United States as a world power. They also chat about Jack’s early years, his relationship with his parents and siblings, and the ongoing series of illnesses, maladies, and injuries that befall him. Jack’s college years, Joe Senior’s ambassadorship, PT-109, Jack’s congressional career, Profiles in Courage, Nixon, McCarthy, Jackie, and his run for the Veep slot under Stevenson in 1956 also come up for discussion.  Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/242113/jfk-by-fredrik-logevall/ Show Notes: Foreign Policy: Richard Aldous – The 4 False Deathbeds of John F. Kennedy https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/19/the-4-false-deathbeds-of-john-f-kennedy/ The Guardian: David Runciman – JFK: Volume One by Fredrik Logevall review – the Kennedys and the Trumps https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/05/jfk-volume-one-by-fredrik-logevall-review-the-kennedys-and-the-trumps The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956 (VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEJzHATb9eo The New York Times: David M. Kennedy – Groomed to be President https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/books/review/jfk-fredrik-logevall.html The Spectator: Andrew Preston – The magic of JFK remains undimmed https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-magic-of-jfk-remains-undimmed The Telegraph: Duncan White – Think you know JFK? This biography will open your eyes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/think-know-jfk-biography-will-open-eyes/ The Times: Daniel Finkelstein – JFK: Volume 1 by Fredrik Logevall review — dazzling in love and war https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jfk-volume-1-by-fredrik-logevall-review-kennedy-5p0djd9bq Times Literary Supplement: Eric Foner – His own man https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/jfk-fredrik-logevall-book-review/ The Wall Street Journal: Philip Terzian – ‘JFK’ Review: The Road to Camelot https://www.wsj.com/articles/jfk-review-the-road-to-camelot-11600633498 The Washington Post: Evan Thomas – A far deeper, worthier and more interesting JFK https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-far-deeper-worthier-and-more-interesting-jfk/2020/09/24/16e216ec-e6f9-11ea-bc79-834454439a44_story.html Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 (VIDEO) https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/jfk-coming-age-american-century-1917-1956

1hr 37mins

2 Nov 2020

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Fredrik Logevall

Talks at GS

In this episode, historian Fredrik Logevall discusses John F. Kennedy’s rise in American life and the ways in which Kennedy’s personal journey reflected the broader political and geopolitical story of America in the mid-20th century. The interview is moderated by Goldman Sachs' John F. W. Rogers.This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient to any other person. The information contained in this podcast does not constitute a recommendation from any Goldman Sachs entity to the recipient. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any recipient is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that recipient, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity.Copyright 2020 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.

29mins

27 Oct 2020

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Fredrik Logevall discusses the pre-presidential years of JFK in his book; "JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956."

Coffee and Books

On this episode, Marc is in conversation with historian and Harvard professor, Fredrik Logevall discussing his new book; JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Fredrik discusses why it was important to him to write this book on the early years of JFK prior to his presidency, Fredrik's impressive writing process, and for the first time we hear Marc's choices for Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It, in addition to Fredrik's choices!

57mins

21 Sep 2020

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Episode 8: Fredrik Logevall

Truth About War

On this week's episode of Truth About War, we spoke to Fredrik Logevall, perhaps the foremost historian of the American war in Vietnam. Logevall is the author of and editor of nine books, including four on the Vietnam War. His latest book is Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2013. Logevall is a professor of History at Harvard University. Listen to our conversation with Fredrik Logevall about the history of the Vietnam War.

31mins

15 Jun 2020

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Fredrik Logevall on Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam

Lionel Gelber Prize Podcasts

Fredrik Logevall, author of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize longlisted book “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam”, speaks with Robert Steiner, Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

31 Jan 2018

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