The most definitive and up-to-date bibliography on Kennedy, vastly surpassing the efforts of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Prepared by a leading Kennedy scholar, this volume is the most definitive and up-to-date bibliography on Kennedy. Unlike the earlier efforts of the 1970s and early 1980s, it covers the primary sources on Kennedy and his presidency, including letters and other manuscript material, oral histories, and both published and unpublished government documents. It also contains the scholarly secondary literature including books, articles, and unpublished doctoral dissertations and masters theses on the Kennedy era. Finally, it includes most of the contemporary articles from various magazines and journals.
No other publication contains an array of sources on Kennedy and his presidency as comprehensive and detailed as this volume. The sources are annotated with descriptive or evaluative statements. Having perused the vast majority of the publications covered, the author also suggests the work that still needs to be done on Kennedy and his presidency.
Foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Editor's Preface Introduction Chronology Manuscript and Archival Sources Oral Histories Writings of John F. Kennedy Biographical Publications Childhood and Early Years, 1917-1946 The Congressional Years, 1947-1960 The Election of 1960 The Kennedy Administration, 1961-1963 Administration Personnel Elections of 1962 The Kennedy Assassination The Personal Life of John F. Kennedy Historiographical Materials Iconography Index to Authors Index to Subjects
Reviews This title will undoubtedly remain the standard, or at least the customary starting point, until such time as something in the future appears to update it. Research libraries or large public institutions with presidential collection will find that this work is invaluable as an additiom to their Kennedy materials.—ARBA
This volume is another in the excellent Greenwood series Bibliographies of the Presidents of the United States. Following the well-organized, standard format of the other titles in the series, the author first notes manuscript and archival sources, including the papers of presidential associates, then lists oral histories, personal writings, and biographical publications, and, last, cites scholarly works and other secondary sources (more than four thousand citations in all)....This comprehensive bibliography on a president who continues to inspire the popular imagination is recommended for all libraries with an interest in American history.—RQ