Jack 1939

Jack 1939

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Tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to Europe and learn what the Nazis are actually planning, 22-year-old John F. Kennedy, a sickly and unpromising second son of Roosevelt's Ambassador to Britain, becomes embroiled in the President's high-stakes effort to stop the flow of German money that is influencing the 1940 U.S. election.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781594487194
1594487197
Branch Call Number: FICTION MATHEWS FRANCIN
Characteristics: 361 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Jack Nineteen thirty-nine

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Liber_vermis
Oct 01, 2012

Violence: The "White Spider" kills several people with a knife and then cuts his 'mark' in their bodies. The main character, Jack Kennedy, shoots the "White Spider". A truck is overturned and the driver and guards killed. A car catches fire and the occupants are burned to death.

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Liber_vermis
Oct 01, 2012

Coarse Language: Did they really use the F word, rather than "damn", in the 1930s?

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Oct 01, 2012

The historical visit by Kennedy to pre-World War 2 Europe isn't convincingly developed in this thriller. Worse, Kennedy comes off as a "bozo" whose life is saved repeatedly by the brains, fast action and sacrifice of other 'operatives'. His 'love' interest with the femme-fatale is about as entertaining as a pair of dogs in heat. Can most people learn Morse code in 30 minutes? Don't read this book ... wait for the inevitable movie. It will be better.

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Oct 01, 2012

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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