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The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy
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John F. Kennedy remains central to both the American and the global imagination. Featuring essays by leading literary critics, historians, and film scholars, The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy addresses such topics as Kennedy's youth in Boston and his time at Harvard, his foreign policy and his role in reshaping the US welfare state, his relationship to the civil rights and conservative movements, and the ongoing reverberations of his life and death in literature and film. Going beyond historical or biographical studies, these chapters explore the creation and afterlife of an icon, a figure who still embodies - and sparks debate about - what it means to be American.

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Dobbs, Michael. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
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Friedberg, Aaron L. In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America’s Anti-Statism and Its Cold War Grand Strategy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
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Fursenko, Aleksandr, and Naftali, Timothy. “One Hell of a Gamble”: The Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.
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Goduti, Philip A., Jr. Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960–1964. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2013.
Goldzwig, Steven, and Dionisopoulos, George N.. “In a Perilous Hour”: The Public Address of John F. Kennedy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.
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Hellmann, John. The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
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Jones, Howard. Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Kaiser, David. American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2002.
Kaiser, DavidThe Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Kennedy, Jacqueline. Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. New York: Hyperion, 2011.
Knight, Peter. Conspiracy Culture: From the Kennedy Assassination to “The X-Files.” London: Routledge, 2001.
Knight, PeterThe Kennedy Assassination. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
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Lubin, David M. Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
Manchester, William. The Death of a President: November 20-November 25, 1963. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.
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Medovoi, Leerom. “Cold War American Culture as the Age of Three Worlds.” Minnesota Review 55–57 (2002): 167–86.
Medovoi, LeeromRebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
Meisler, Stanley. When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.
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Pearce, Kimber Charles. Rostow, Kennedy, and the Rhetoric of Foreign Aid. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001.
Piereson, James. Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism. New York: Encounter, 2007.
Porter, Gareth. Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Preston, Andrew. The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
Preston, Andrew“John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.” Mental Maps in the Early Cold War Era. Ed. Casey, Steven and Wright, Jonathan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 261–80.
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Rabe, Stephen G. The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Rakove, Robert B. Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Reeves, Richard. President Kennedy: Profile of Power. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Rorabaugh, W. J. Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Sabato, Larry J. The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.
Sachs, Jeffrey D. To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace. New York: Random House, 2013.
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Savage, Sean J. JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.
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Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. 1965. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
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See, Jennifer W.An Uneasy Truce: John F. Kennedy and Soviet-American Détente, 1963.” Cold War History 2 (January 2002): 161–94.
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Taylor, Maxwell D. The Uncertain Trumpet. New York: Harper, 1960.
Trachtenberg, Marc. A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945–1963. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.
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Watson, Mary Ann. Defining Visions: Television and the American Experience in the 20th Century. Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Watson, Mary AnnThe Expanding Vista: American Television in the Kennedy Years. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
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Robinson, Andrew, “Profile in Silver” (Kraft Theater episode, May 16, 1956).
Robertson, Cliff, PT-109 (Dir. Leslie H. Martinson, 1963).
Devane, William, The Missiles of October (Dir. Anthony Page, 1974).
Chew, Sam Jr., Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (Dir. Richard T. Heffron, 1977).
Piscopo, Joe, Saturday Night Live (1980–84).
Franciscus, James, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Dir. Steve Gethers, 1981).
Sheen, Martin, Kennedy (Dir. Jim Goddard, 1983).
Groom, Sam, Blood Feud (Dir. Mike Newell, 1983).
Farrell, Mike, JFK: A One-Man Show (Dir. Frank Perry, 1984).
De Young, Cliff, Robert Kennedy & His Times (Dir. Marvin J. Chomsky, 1985).
Frank, Charles, LBJ: The Early Years (Dir. Peter Werner, 1987).
Hindle, Hart, J. Edgar Hoover (Dir. Robert L. Collins, 1987).
Pine, Robert, Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (Dir. Michael O’Herlihy, 1987).
Weber, Steven, The Kennedys of Massachusetts (Dir. Lamont Johnson, 1990).
Collins, Stephen, A Woman Named Jackie (Dir. Lawrence Peerce, 1991).
Kelly, James F., Sinatra (Dir. James Steven Sadwith, 1992).
Dempsey, Patrick, JFK: Reckless Youth (Dir. Harry Winer, 1993).
Shannon, Michael J., “Tikka to Ride” (Red Dwarf episode, January 17, 1997).
Murphy, Michael, The Island (Dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh, 1998).
Peterson, William, The Rat Pack (Dir. Rob Cohen, 1998).
Greenwood, Bruce, Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson, 2000).
Matheson, Tim, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Dir. David Burton Morris, 2000).
Kelly, Daniel Hugh, Jackie, Ethel, & Joan: The Women of Camelot (Dir. Larry Shaw, 2001).
Donovan, Martin, RFK (Dir. Robert Dornhelm, 2002).
Davis, Ossie, Bubba Ho-Tep (Dir. Don Coscarelli, 2002).
Stimely, Brett, Watchmen (Dir. Zack Snyder, 2009); Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Dir. Michael Bay, 2011); Kill the Dictator (Dir. Felix Limardo, 2013); and Parkland (Dir. Peter Landesman, 2013).
Kinnear, Greg, The Kennedys (Dir. John Cassar, 2011).
Culp, Stephen, “Shadow” (Perception episode, September 10, 2012).
Marsden, James, Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Dir. Lee Daniels, 2013).
Primary (Dir. Robert Drew, 1960).
The John Glenn Story (Dir. Michael R. Lawrence, 1962).
The Manchurian Candidate (Dir. John Frankenheimer, 1962).
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Dir. Robert Drew, 1963).
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (Dir. Larry Buchanan, 1964).
Topaz (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1969).
Executive Action (Dir. David Miller, 1973).
Hearts and Minds (Dir. Peter Davis, 1974).
Parallax View (Dir. Alan J. Pakula, 1974).
Winter Kills (Dir. William Richert, 1979).
The Right Stuff (Dir. Philip Kaufman, 1983).
Volunteers (Dir. Nicholas Meyer, 1985).
JFK (Dir. Oliver Stone, 1991).
“The Boyfriend: Part I” (Seinfeld episode, dir. Tom Cherones, February 12, 1992).
Citizen Cohn (Dir. Frank Pierson, 1992).
Love Field (Dir. Jonathan Kaplan, 1992).
Malcolm X (Dir. Spike Lee, 1992).
Ruby (Dir. John Mackenzie, 1992).
In the Line of Fire (Dir. Wolfgang Peterson, 1993).
Matinee (Dir. Joe Dante, 1993).
Forrest Gump (Dir. Robert Zemeckis, 1994).
Ghosts of Mississippi (Dir. Rob Reiner, 1996).
The House of Yes (Dir. Mark Waters, 1997).
Blast from the Past (Dir. Hugh Wilson, 1999).
The Dish (Dir. Rob Sitch, 2000).
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Dir. Errol Morris, 2003).
The Good Shepherd (Dir. Robert De Niro, 2006).
Call of Duty: Black Ops (video game set during and after the Cuban Missile Crisis, 2010).
The Rum Diary (Dir. Bruce Robinson, 2011).
X-Men: First Class (Dir. Matthew Vaughn, 2011).
Killing Kennedy (Dir. Nelson McCormick, 2013).