Camelot As History?

Unafraid: A Novel of the PossibleUnafraid: A Novel of the Possible by Jeff Golden

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Speculative history is replaced by subjective fantasy in Unafraid; the Kennedys more the stuff of a worshipful imagination than of a stark reality. While the author describes the radical deeds and far-reaching accomplishments of this hypothetical JFK with pizzazz (many of us can’t help but cheer it along), what might have been isn’t necessarily what would have been. However, Golden approaches the subject as if the fanciful promise of Camelot was an open-and-shut, veritable state of affairs; that the entire course of American history (of world history itself)rested on the interrupted potential of a far from perfect, oftentimes careless, man.

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