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"JFK and Obama, Loners In Chief" describes JFK in the Senate, Pathway to the Presidency as "A finely drawn new book (that) illuminates the eight years Kennedy spent in the Senate...all during Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. These eight years, Shaw shows, were a crucial training ground for presidential leadership. (He) states that Kennedy's evolution in the Senate meant that he mastered the nuances of American politics. He played the outside game, but he also knew the insiders code and the geography of power."
U.S. News & World Report, December 2, 2013
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JFK in the Senate Book Review
The VVA Veterans, November 29, 2013
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"JFK's Echoes Still Heard In U.S. Senate"
Huffington Post, November 20, 2013
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"The Literary Search for JFK"
Huffington Post, November 8, 2013
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"John F. Kennedy's Senate years: More like Obama than his brother." That's the assessment of author John Shaw, whose new book, JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, examines the president-to-be's eight years in the U.S. Senate.
McClatchy, November 7, 2013
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"New book focuses on JFK's time in the Senate"
The Hill, November 6, 2013
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"Lessons JFK could teach senators about running for president"
Boston Globe, November 1, 2013
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"Senator Cruz, You Are No Jack Kennedy"
HuffingtonPost, October 31, 2013
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Washington Post Illustration

The cover of Sunday's Washington Post Opinion Section features an illustration of JFK surrounded by some of the many new books about him, but only 10 titles are visible—including JFK in the Senate! The book is also listed in the accompanying article, "A Roundup of New Books on John F. Kennedy."
Washington Post, October 27, 2013
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I was interviewed about the book in "JFK Transformed: From the Senate to the White House."
Huffington Post, October 27, 2013
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JFK in the Senate Book Review
London School of Economics and Political Science, October 23, 2013
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I'm quoted in Politico's article "JFK 50th draws media tidal wave"
Politico, October 20, 2013
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BookReporter.com asked for my list of the must read books about JFK's Senate years—in addition to mine! "The Search for Senator John F. Kennedy: Author John T. Shaw Recommends 10 Books About JFK's Forgotten Years in the Senate"
Bookreporter.com, October 19, 2013
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The Washington Post's popular "In the Loop" column highlighted JFK in the Senate. "Using JFK's Senate tenure as a guide to carving a path to the White House."
Washington Post, October 9, 2013
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Huffington Post blog—When JFK Judged the Senate's Greats. Senator John F. Kennedy chaired an intriguing Senate committee in the mid 1950's to determine the five best senators in American history. It was the only project that JFK was fully in charge of during his Senate career and he worked on it with skill and creativity.
Huffington Post, October 9, 2013
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The History News Network website ran my essay "Seven Lessons for Presidential Aspirants from JFK." I recently received a nice letter from former Senator Richard Lugar saying he liked this essay and wished I had written it—and he had read it—before he ran for president in 1996. But he didn't say if he would have run differently—or not at all!
History News Network, October 7, 2013
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Politico lists JFK in the Senate as one of 47 books to look for this fall.
Why they chose 47 remains a question!

Politico, September 2013
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Huffington Post blog—What Marco Rubio Could Learn from JFK
The Huffington Post, September 10, 2013
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New York Times' JFK book list includes JFK in the Senate.
"A Camelot Nostalgia Tour for Those Who Remember, and Those Who Don't"

The New York Times, September 1, 2013
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