Professor Fredrik Logevall and the cover of his biography JFK.

Online Talk About President Kennedy

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 02 February 2021 > What's On

The American Library in Paris is continuing to run "evening with an author" events despite the curfew. And the advantage is you can tune in for free from anywhere, and there's no limit on numbers. On 16 February, it will feature an interview with Pulitzer-prizewinning historian Fredrik Logevall on his biography of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Fredrik Logevall is a professor of international affairs and history at Harvard. His biography, JFK Coming of Age in the American Century 1917-1956, focuses on the first 39 years of Kennedy's short life, up to his decision to run for president. Logevall tells the story not just of Kennedy's life but the history of the rise of the U.S.A.'s world influence.

To follow the talk, you need to RSVP on the American Library site (see below). You can also consult their calendar to find out about many other virtual event.

You can get a taste of the biography with a written and an audio excerpt on the publisher's site.

Evenings with an Author: Fredrik Logevall in conversation with Charles Trueheart
16 February 7.30-8.30 p.m.
RSVP on the American Library site to receive the details for the Zoom event.