10 strange facts about JFK's last year in office

John F. Kennedy's last year in office was arguably his most personally tragic — his infant son Patrick died — but by November of 1963, his policy agenda was driving forward with force. A wonderful new book, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and his Presidency, reminds us of how unusual the usual was. Here are 10 strange facts about his last year in office.

1. He fretted openly about a military coup, and was so enchanted by, and scared by, the novel Seven Days In May that he left the White House for a weekend so filmmakers could shoot exteriors. JFK wanted that film made.

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