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John F. Kennedy

Head of State (29-May-1917 — 22-Nov-1963)


Carl Sferrazza Anthony. The Kennedy White House: Family Life & Pictures, 1961-1963. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2001. 304pp.

Sally Bedell-Smith. Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House. New York, NY: Random House. 2004.

Irving Bernstein. Promises Kept: John F. Kennedy's New Frontier. Oxford University Press. 1991. 342pp.

Michael Beschloss. The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963. New York: Harper Collins. 1991. 816pp.

Nick Bryant. The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and the Struggle for Black Equality. New York: Basic Books. 2006. 545pp.

Thurston Clarke. Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech that Changed America. New York: Henry Holt and Co.. 2004. 272pp.

Peter Collier; David Horowitz. The Kennedys: An American Drama. New York: Summit Books. 1984. 576pp.

Robert Dallek. John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown. 2003. 838pp.

Robert Dallek. Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. New York: Harper Collins. 2013. 512pp.

Robert J. Donovan. PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1961. 247pp.

Lawrence Freedman. Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam. Oxford University Press. 2002. 528pp.

James N. Giglio. John F. Kennedy: A Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1995. 425pp.

Nigel Hamilton. JFK: Reckless Youth. New York: Random House. 1992. 898pp.

C. David Heymann. American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy. New York: Atria Books. 2007. 593pp.

John F. Kennedy. Prelude to Leadership: The European Diary of John F. Kennedy, Summer 1945. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing. 1995.

Edward Klein. All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack & Jackie Kennedy. New York: Pocket Books. 1996.

Victor Lasky. JFK: The Man and the Myth. New York: Macmillan. 1963.

Laurence Leamer. The Kennedy Men, 1901-1963: The Laws of the Father. New York: William Morrow. 2000. 884pp.

Barbara Leaming. Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman. New York: Norton. 2006.

William Manchester. The Death of a President. New York: Harper & Row. 1967. 710pp.

William Manchester. Portrait of a President: John F. Kennedy in Profile. Boston: Little, Brown. 1962. 238pp.

William Manchester. One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy. Boston: Little, Brown. 1983. 280pp.

Ralph G. Martin; Ed Plaut. Front Runner, Dark Horse: A Political Study of Senators Kennedy and Symington. Garden City: Doubleday. 1960. 473pp.

Ralph G. Martin. A Hero for Our Time: An Intimate Story of the Kennedy Years. New York: Macmillan. 1983. 596pp.

Chris Matthews. Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Simon and Schuster. 2011. 496pp.

Knowlton Nash. Kennedy and Diefenbaker: Fear and Loathing Across the Undefended Border. McClelland & Stewart. 1990. 336pp.

Michael O'Brien. John F. Kennedy. Thomas Dunne Books. 2005. 971pp.

Lewis J. Paper. The Promise and the Performance: The Leadership of John F. Kennedy. New York: Crown Publishers. 1975. 408pp.

Herbert S. Parmet. JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy. New York: Dial Press. 1983. 407pp.

Herbert S. Parmet. Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy. New York: Dial Press. 1980. 586pp.

Geoffrey Perret. Jack: A Life Like No Other. Westminster, MD: Random House. 2001. 459pp.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1965. 1087pp.

Hugh Sidey. John F. Kennedy, President: A Reporter's Inside Story. New York: Atheneum. 1963. 400pp.

Ted Sorensen. Kennedy. New York: Harper & Row. 1965. Author listed as Theodore C. Sorensen.

Gerald S. Strober; Deborah H. Strober. Let Us Begin Anew: An Oral History of the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. HarperTrade. 1993.

David Talbot. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. New York: Free Press. 2007. 478pp.

Nelson Thompson. The Dark Side of Camelot. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press. 1976. 172pp.

Gunilla Von Post; with Carl Johnes. Love, Jack. New York: Crown. 1997. JFK's six-year romance with a Swedish aristocrat.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Congressional Biography [link]

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.637)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.388)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.369)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.819)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.580)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.396)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.552)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.396)

  17. International Who's Who 1960 (p.503)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.274)

  19. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.184)

  20. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (pp.434-38)

  21. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.290)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.177)

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