For those of you lived in the Boston area prior to JFK's rise to the presidency, there's an exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, that should appeal to you. "Young Jack" shows us JFK "as a boy, a student, a decorated war hero, a young man seeking his life's path."
Some items from our collection cover the pre-presidential period of his life:
Cooper, Ilene. Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy. [J B KEN]
Donovan, Robert J. PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II. [940.545 DON]
Graham, James W. Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea. [973.922 GRA]
Hamilton, Nigel. JFK, Reckless Youth. [B KEN]
Matthews, Chris. John Kennedy, Elusive Hero. [B KEN]