As the new world triumphed over the old, and youthful vigour replaced privilege and prejudice, Jack Kennedy was the hero who led the way. Yet he was a hero with a tragic flaw - a compulsion to promiscuity. This biography shows how the young Jack's psyche became warped by his parents' personalities.
"Nigel Hamilton's story, told with great intelligence and sympathy, is of how Jack came to terms with his inheritance and frightful upbringing." - Daily Telegraph
"The definitive life of JFK...shows us, better than ever before, how the ambitious playboy began his transformation into the charismatic President." - Mail on Sunday