John F. Kennedy

In honor of President’s Day, we thought it’s the perfect time to take a look at a couple of Presidential book & film trends we’ve noticed. Next up: John. F Kennedy.

As you may have noticed, there have been a number of new books written about the personal life and presidency of John F. Kennedy. 2011 saw the release of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy and the controversial miniseries The Kennedys. And just a couple weeks ago more controversy was added to the already scandalous story of Camelot with the release of Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath by Mimi Alford.

Two new biographies have also been written about JFK:  

2011 was also the 50th anniversary of the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion and the Berlin Crisis both occurring within the first few months of the JFK presidency. A number of books have been written about both incidents but here are a few of the most recent:

If you’re more interested in John F. Kennedy, Jr, then you might be interested in reading Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss by RoseMarie Terenzio who was once his personal assistant.

Finally, if you’re looking for something a little more fictional, try 11/22/63 by Stephen King — an alternate history tale of one man’s attempt to stop the assassination of JFK. Don’t let the bulkiness of this book deter you; it’s fast-paced and entertaining from beginning to end.