The list author says: "I have an endurung interest i listing (and then reading) books that people I admire found influential. I found myself reading the Jacqueline Kennedy interview and underlining all the books she mentions. I added books mentioned in 13 days by RFK and some books JBK mentioned as well."
"Andre Malraux was de Gaulle's minister of culture. He was also a novelist and a hero of the french resistance. JBK had read Malraux's book's closely and was drawn to his life story, humanist sympathies, mastery of cultural history and his belief that art and architecture could elevate society."
"DHD gave a talk at the White House about Lincoln. His exchange with JFK was a fascinating bit of trivia, JFK asked him "Would Lincoln have been as great a President if he had lived?" see page 251 in the Sixth Conversation"
"Keep strong, if possible. In any case keep cool. Have unlimited patience. Never corner an opponent and always assist him to save face. Put yourself in his shoes---so as to see things through his eyes. Avoid self-righteousness like the devil--nothing is so self-blinding."