Books JFK read

A Listmania! list by Kerryann Kenney "Kerryann" (Gilbert, Arizona, USA)
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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."
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
1.  Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The list author says:
  "This is the book from which I drew my list. It is a fascinating read with a gracious forward by CKS. Very human, very revealing. Excellent."
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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One
2.  Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One by Winston S. Churchill
The list author says:
  "This is a multiple volume series, probably available for free as an e-book."
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Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented to the King
3.  Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented to the King by Duc de Saint-Simon
The list author says:
  "Cited by JBK as the most valuable preparation for the white house."
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War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "I have to tackle this eventually"
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The Federalist Papers
5.  The Federalist Papers by John Jay
The list author says:
  "I can't imagine a world where I hav time to read this, but it is mentioned so note list it goes, this is a JFK addition to the list"
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The Death of a President: November 1963
6.  The Death of a President: November 1963 by William Manchester
The list author says:
  "JBK reportedly regretted her revealing contribution to this book by Kennedy designated historian Manchester."
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The World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time V1
7.  The World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time V1 by David J. Brewer
The list author says:
  "This is a ten volume set that I would like to find in hardcover and as an e book. The one JFK like was Edmond Burke  to the people of Bristol"
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The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston (Texas Classics)
8.  The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston (Texas Classics) by Marquis James
The list author says:
  "Gift from JFK to JBK while they were dating."
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Pilgrim's Way: An Autobiography
9.  Pilgrim's Way: An Autobiography by John Buchan
The list author says:
  ""lots of John Buchan" is how she phrased it, I never heard of him."
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The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922
10.  The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 by Edmond; Gunther, John, editor Taylor
The list author says:
  "Book JFK was reading at the time he died"
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Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War
11.  Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War by Edmund Wilson
The list author says:
  "Recommended by JFK to JBK"
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Reveries on the Art of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
12.  Reveries on the Art of War (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) by comte de Maurice Saxe
The list author says:
  "Many versions of this book of course JBK mentions it on p45"
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The Uncertain Trumpet
13.  The Uncertain Trumpet by General Maxwell D. Taylor
The list author says:
  "Book that favorably impressed JFK about Taylor's ability to think independently"
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Ages of Man - John Gielgud
14.  Ages of Man - John Gielgud DVD ~ John Gielgud
The list author says:
  "JFK liked this and owned it on LP, wonder if this is the same"
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Lord Byron: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  Lord Byron: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by George Gordon Byron
The list author says:
  "Favorite poet of JFK"
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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (The Birth of Britain / The New World / The Age of Revolution / The Great Democracies)
16.  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (The Birth of Britain / The New World / The Age of Revolution / The Great Democracies) by Winston S. Churchill
The list author says:
  "Four volume set, JFK greatly admired Churchill as a writer"
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The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle
17.  The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle by Charles de Gaulle
The list author says:
  "JBK loved his prose p. 54"
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The Last Hurrah
18.  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor
The list author says:
  "book about old Boston pols that were the era of Honey Fitz"
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The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
19.  The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day by Cornelius Ryan
The list author says:
  "Cornelius Ryan ran into JFK and Jackie at the Cape, this book was mentioned as part of the encounter. JFK apparently picked CR's brain about the book."
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The Fourth Floor: An Account of the Castro Communist Revolution
20.  The Fourth Floor: An Account of the Castro Communist Revolution by Earl E. T. Smith
The list author says:
  "Smith's 1962 book lambasted Assistant Secretary of the State Roy Rubottom and other Eisenhower officials for being to relaxed about letting Castro seize power in Cuba."
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The Chiltern Hundreds
21.  The Chiltern Hundreds by Home W
The list author says:
  "a play that featured a character based on Kathleen Kennedy, Douglas-Home also wrote The Reluctant Debutante and the Reluctant Peer."
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Man's Hope
22.  Man's Hope by André Malraux
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Young Lions
23.  The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
The list author says:
  "an American novelist"
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Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era
24.  Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era by David Herbert Donald
The list author says:
  "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"
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The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
25.  The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History by Isaiah Berlin
The list author says:
  "this was a popular essay in 1953 or perhaps Kennedy read "Two Concepts of Liberty". Isaiah Berlin was another guest lecturer for the Kennedy WH team."
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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I
26.  The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
The list author says:
  "JFK was haunted by the bungling way this world war began."
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Deterrent or Defense: a fresh look at the West's military position
27.  Deterrent or Defense: a fresh look at the West's military position by B. H. Liddell Hart
The list author says:
  "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."
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The Greek Way
28.  The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
The list author says:
  "JBK recommended this book to RFK following Nov 1963. RFK read it obessessively."
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