This bibliography of John F. Kennedy is a list of published works about John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States.

Books about KennedyEdit

  • Ballard, Robert D. (2002). Collision With History: The Search for John F. Kennedy's PT 109. Washington, DC: National Geographic. ISBN 978-0-7922-6876-5.
  • Blight, James G.; Lang, Janet M. (2005). The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7425-4221-1.
  • Brauer, Carl. J (1977). John F. Kennedy and the Second Reconstruction. Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231083676.
  • Brauer, Carl M. (2002). "John F. Kennedy". In Graff, Henry (ed.). The Presidents: A Reference History (7th ed.). pp. 481–498. ISBN 0-684-80551-0.
  • Brinkley, Alan (2012). John F. Kennedy. Times Books. ISBN 978-0-8050-8349-1.
  • Bugliosi, Vincent (2007). Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-04525-3.
  • Burner, David (1988). John F. Kennedy and a New Generation. Pearson Longman. ISBN 9780205603459.
  • Casey, Shaun. The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960 (2009)
  • Clarke, Thurston (2013). JFK's Last Hundred Days. Penguin Press HC. ISBN 978-1-594-20425-8.
  • Cohen, Andrew (2016) [2014]. Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours That Changed History. Oxford, England: Signal. ISBN 978-0771023897.
  • Collier, Peter & Horowitz, David. The Kennedys (1984)
  • Cottrell, John. Assassination! The World Stood Still (1964)
  • Dallek, Robert (2003). An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co. ISBN 978-0-316-17238-7.
  • Donovan, Robert J. (2001) [1961]. PT-109: John F. Kennedy in WW II (40th Anniversary ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-137643-3.
  • Douglass, James W. (2008). JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books. ISBN 978-1-57075-755-6.
  • Doyle, William (2015). PT-109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy. New York City: Harper-Collins. ISBN 978-0-06-234658-2.
  • Dudley, Robert L.; Shiraev, Eric (2008). Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books. ISBN 978-1-59797-224-6.
  • Fay, Paul B., Jr. The Pleasure of His Company (1966)
  • Giglio, James. The Presidency of John F. Kennedy (1991)
  • Goduti Jr., Philip A. (2012). Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964. McFarland. ISBN 9781476600871.
  • Hamilton, Nigel. JFK: Reckless Youth (1992)
  • Harper, Paul, and Krieg, Joann P. eds. John F. Kennedy: The Promise Revisited (1988)
  • Harris, Seymour E. The Economics of the Political Parties, with Special Attention to Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy (1962)
  • Heath, Jim F. Decade of Disillusionment: The Kennedy–Johnson Years (1976)
  • Hersh, Seymour. The Dark Side of Camelot (1997)
  • Herst, Burton (2007). Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover That Transformed America. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-7867-1982-2.
  • Kenney, Charles (2000). John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio. PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-891620-36-2.
  • Kunz, Diane B. The Diplomacy of the Crucial Decade: American Foreign Relations during the 1960s (1994)
  • Leaming, Barbara (2006). Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman. W. W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393051-61-2.
  • Lynch, Grayston L. Decision for Disaster Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs (2000)
  • Maier, Thomas (2004). The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings.
  • Manchester, William. Portrait of a President: John F. Kennedy in Profile (1967)
  • Manchester, William (1967). The Death of a President: November 20–25, 1963. New York: Harper & Row. LCCN 67010496.
  • Matthews, Chris (2011). Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4516-3508-9.
  • Parmet, Herbert. Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy (1980)
  • Parmet, Herbert. JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy (1983)
  • Parmet, Herbert. "The Kennedy Myth". In Myth America: A Historical Anthology, Volume II. Gerster, Patrick, and Cords, Nicholas. (editors.) (1997)
  • Piper, Michael Collins. Final Judgment (2004: sixth edition). American Free Press
  • O'Brien, Michael (2005). John F. Kennedy: A Biography. Thomas Dunne. ISBN 978-0-312-28129-8.
  • Reeves, Richard (1993). President Kennedy: Profile of Power. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-64879-4.
  • Reeves, Thomas. A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy (1991); hostile biography
  • Sabato, Larry J. The Kennedy Half-Century: The Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (forthcoming, 2013)
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr (2002) [1965]. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0-618-21927-8.
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr (2002) [1978]. Robert Kennedy And His Times. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0618219285.
  • Selverstone, Marc J., ed. A Companion to John F. Kennedy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
  • Sorensen, Theodore (1966) [1965]. Kennedy (paperback). New York: Bantam. OCLC 2746832.
  • Walton Jr., Hanes; Smith, Robert C. (2000). American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. Addison, Wesley, Longman. ISBN 0-321-07038-0.
  • Whalen, Thomas J. JFK and His Enemies: A Portrait of Power (2014)


Kennedy and foreign policyEdit

  • Andrew, Christopher. For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush (1995), pp 257-306.
  • Angelo, Anne-Marie, and Tom Adam Davies. "'American business can assist [African] hands:' the Kennedy administration, US corporations, and the cold war struggle for Africa." The Sixties 8.2 (2015): 156-178.
  • Beschloss, Michael R. The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 (1991)
  • Brinkley, Douglas, and Richard T. Griffiths, eds. John F. Kennedy and Europe (1999) essays by experts.
  • Busch, Peter. All the Way With JFK? Britain, the US, and the Vietnam War (2003).
  • Colman, Jonathan. "The ‘Bowl of Jelly’: The us Department of State during the Kennedy and Johnson Years, 1961-1968." Hague Journal of Diplomacy 10.2 (2015): 172-196.
  • Cull, Nicholas J. "‘The man who invented truth’: The tenure of Edward R. Murrow as director of the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy years." Cold War History 4.1 (2003): 23-48.
  • David, Andrew, and Michael Holm. "The Kennedy Administration and the Battle over Foreign Aid: The Untold Story of the Clay Committee." Diplomacy & Statecraft 27.1 (2016): 65-92.
  • Dean, Robert D. "Masculinity as ideology: John F. Kennedy and the domestic politics of foreign policy." Dilomatic History 22.1 (1998): 29-62.
  • Dunne, Michael. "Kennedy's Alliance for Progress: countering revolution in Latin America Part II: the historiographical record." International Affairs 92.2 (2016): 435-452.
  • Freedman, Lawrence. Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam (2000)
  • Fursenko, Aleksandr and Timothy Naftali. One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958–1964 (1997)
  • Gioe, David, Len Scott, and Christopher Andrew, eds. An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis (2014), essays by scholars.
  • Giglio, James N. The Presidency of John F. Kennedy (2006).
  • Gleijeses, Piero. "Ships in the Night: The CIA, the White House and the Bay of Pigs" Journal of Latin American Studies (1995) 27#1 1–42
  • Hilsman, Roger. To move a nation; the politics of foreign policy in the administration of John F. Kennedy (1967).
  • Hurley, Christopher John. The Imperial Imperative: John F Kennedy and US Foreign Relations. (Master of Research (MRes) thesis, University of Kent, 2018) online
  • Hybel, A. US Foreign Policy Decision-making from Truman to Kennedy: Responses to International Challenges (Springer, 2016).
  • Kaufman, Burton I. "John F. Kennedy as world leader: A perspective on the literature." Diplomatic History 17.3 (1993): 447-470.
  • Kempe, Frederick. Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth (2011).
  • Krenn, Michael L. "Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World." Presidential Studies Quarterly 47.1 (2017): 219.
  • McKercher, Asa. Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era (Oxford UP, 2016).
  • Muehlenbeck, Philip Emil. Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Newman, John M. JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power (1992)
  • Newmann, William W. "Searching for the Right Balance? Managing Foreign Policy Decisions under Eisenhower and Kennedy." Congress & the Presidency 42#2 (2015).
  • O'Brien, Michael. John F. Kennedy: A Biography (2005).
  • Pelz, Stephen E. "“When Do I Have Time to Think?” John F. Kennedy, Roger Hilsman, and the Laotian Crisis of 1962." Diplomatic History 3.2 (1979): 215-230.
  • Paterson, Thomas G., ed. Kennedy's Quest for Victory: American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963 (1989).
  • Powaski, Ronald E. "John F. Kennedy, the Hawks, the Doves, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962." in American Presidential Statecraft (2017) pp. 11-65.
  • Rabe, Stephen G. The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America (1999).
  • Rakove, Robert B. Kennedy, Johnson and the Nonaligned World (2013)
  • Rizas, Sotiris. "Formulating a policy towards Eastern Europe on the eve of Détente: The USA, the Allies and Bridge Building, 1961–1964." Journal of Transatlantic Studies 12.1 (2014): 18-40.
  • Schaffer, Howard B. Chester Bowles: New Dealer in the Cold War (1993)
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965)
  • Schoenbaum, Thomas J. Waging Peace and War: Dean Rusk in the Truman, Kennedy and Johnson Years (1988)
  • Selverstone, Marc J. "Eternal Flaming: The Historiography of Kennedy Foreign Policy," Passport: The Newsletter of the SHAFR (April 2015), Vol. 46 Issue 1, pp 22–29.
  • Selverstone, Marc J., ed. A Companion to John F. Kennedy (2014) empha sis on historiography.
  • Sergunin, Alexander. "John F. Kennedy’s Decision-Making on the Berlin Crisis of 1961." Review of History and Political Science 2.1 (2014): 1-27. online
  • Shields, David. Kennedy and Macmillan: Cold War Politics (2006) excerpt
  • Shapley, Deborah. Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara (1993)
  • Tucker, Spencer. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History (1998)
  • Walton, Richard J. Cold War and counterrevolution: The foreign policy of John F. Kennedy(1972).
  • Wenger, Andreas, and Marcel Gerber. "John F. Kennedy and the limited test ban treaty: A case study of presidential leadership." Presidential Studies Quarterly 29.2 (1999): 460-487.

Primary sourcesEdit

  • Alford, Mimi; Newman, Judith (2011). Once Upon A Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 978-0-09-193175-9.
  • Goldzwig, Steven R. and Dionisopoulos, George N., eds. In a Perilous Hour: The Public Address of John F. Kennedy (1995)
  • Kennedy, Jacqueline. Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (2011). Hyperion Books. ISBN 1401324258.
  • McNamara, Robert S. (2000). Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy.
  • McNamara, Robert. In retrospect: The tragedy and lessons of Vietnam (2017).