Thursday, May 5th, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Mark Updegrove, “Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency.”
Acclaimed author and historian Mark K. Updegrove, head of the LBJ Foundation and presidential historian for ABC News, offers an illuminating account of John F. Kennedy’s brief but transformative tenure in the White House. Kennedy entered office inexperienced but alluring, his reputation more given by an enamored public than earned through achievement. Updegrove reveals how JFK’s first months were marred by setbacks: the botched Bay of Pigs invasions, a disastrous summit with the Soviet premier, and a mismanaged approach to the Civil Rights movement. But the young president soon proved that behind the glamor was a leader of uncommon fortitude and vision.
Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.