“With a unique story that uses popular icons of twentieth century politics and sheds new light on them and our world in real history, Unafraid is a novel that historical fiction fans in general will enjoy from beginning to end.”
--Midwest Book Review
"Jeffrey Golden's Unafraid is just that. He takes us back to ground zero for our generation and starts the story over again--in a way that helps us better understand the mistakes we have made since November 1963 and what we could do now to make America work better. It's a 'what if' that makes you think! JFK would have smiled if he could see this book in readers' hands."
—David Ignatius, novelist, Washington Post columnist
"Jeff Golden uses this fascinating literary vehicle to offer a rounded and imaginatively revisited picture of President John Kennedy, as a man, as a leader, and as a visionary in the service of the kind of world that is still possible and the kind of out-of-the-box leader we so desperately need. Kudos to Golden for this compelling blend of fact and fiction."
--John Steiner, transpartisan movement leader
“What an exciting, clever, imaginative book! And more, what an insightful, important one. It takes a master writer to create such dual impact with a work of fiction. Regrets about a tantalizing past that never happened are deftly mixed with hope about a tantalizing future that could in this daringly original, strikingly Perfect For Our Times story. This is the Great Read you've been looking for.”
-- Neale Donald Walsch, author, Conversations with God
“A stimulating, fun play on revisionist history...This alternate world holds many surprises. Golden’s skill at realistically transporting political rhetoric and historical personalities through the prism of imagination makes the book a compelling account of what the president might have become.”
“I picked this manuscript up early one evening, and didn't put it down until I had finished the last word at 2 a.m. Unafraid is an intriguing and highly believable story about Camelot as it might have been ... and the America that is still possible.”
--Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda,
author, Swami for Precedent
“Unafraid is a different kind of novel. While its story was captivating me completely, its exploration of the possible was lifting my hopes for America and the world. This is a fine and important book.”
—Mark Gerzon, author, Leading Through Conflict
“At once inspiring and sobering, Unafraid is a timely, riveting examination of the realities, possibilities, and limitations of the powers of a popular president with a vision of the world that can be. Jeff Golden is a gifted and insightful writer. Read this book.”
—David Korten, author, board chair, YES! magazine