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Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas?

Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas? - Bryce Zabel, Harry Turtledove, Richard Dolan What if JFK had survived the attack on his life in Dallas?

This book was really intriguing and well written. Instead of dying in Dallas in 1963 JFK survived and one gets a chance to see how his life and those around him changes with him alive. But it is not a fairy tale with everything ending well. His involvement with women, especially affairs with women of questionable reputations that are something everyone knows about nowadays, but something that was not a public knowledge during the 60s is the thing that in this "what if story" will come to light during his presidency. And, that combined with his ill health that he has been hiding from the general public and orders he has given to alleged assassinations of foreign leaders will, in the end, lead to his impeachment. In the end, when they could not kill him they tried in every way to kill his political career instead.

I enjoyed this book immensely. A favorite subject, the Kennedys told in one of my favorite ways of telling a story; a what if story. It helped that it was really good and it felt like it could have happened if JFK had lived. Well except one thing, in the end, something that has to do with John-John was a bit too much and that made me remove a half star.

4.5 stars!

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!