John Kennedy was no George Washington when it came to not telling lies, but current campaigners could learn from his candor in leveling with the American people.
The author of PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy, to be published Oct. 6, Fulbright scholar William Doyle served as director of original programming and executive producer during his seven years at HBO. He is the co-author, with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, of the New York Times bestseller American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms. His other books include A Soldier’s Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq, An American Insurrection (winner of the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and the American Library Association’s Alex Award; and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award finalist), Inside the Oval Office (a New York Times Notable Book), and A Mission from God (with James Meredith). He was co-producer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story, for which he co-wrote the companion book. He lives in New York City.