New Kennedy Books for the Holidays

22 12 2007

For many of us, the holidays are a perfect time to catch up on our reading. All that time spent traveling or relaxing at home is often accompanied by a good book. There’s nothing quite like curling up under a blanket on a cold winter night with a new book you’re eager to devour, and for readers of this blog, a favorite subject is the Kennedy family.

2007 saw the release of several interesting new books by and about the Kennedys. If you’re out doing a little last-minute Christmas shopping this weekend, here are a few recent titles in print we’d like to recommend:

A Family Christmas by Caroline Kennedy

The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family by Richard Avedon

American Hero: Joshua Chamberlain and the American Civil War, by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Bobby and J. Edgar Hoover by Burton Hersh

Failing America’s Faithful by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot

Jack and Lem: The Untold Story of an Extraordinary Friendship by David Pitts

I think that’s probably enough to keep you occupied for a while. If you have a favorite new (2007) Kennedy book you’d like to recommend, let us know about it by posting a comment below. We’ll try and add as many of your suggestions as possible to the list.

Wishing you happy holidays (and endless hours of enjoyable reading) from all of us at!




4 responses

22 12 2007

I would highly recommend the new Gerald Ford book “A Presidential Legacy and the Warren Commission.” It was written by Ford before his death, and he finally reveals that he knew of a CIA coverup in the Kennedy assassination.

As the last surviving member of the Warren Commission, Ford took most of his secrets to the grave…but not all of them. He gave us a few important pieces of evidence before he passed, literally on his deathbed. For serious researchers on the JFK case, this is a MUST read!

(Would also recommend E. Howard Hunt’s recent autobiography which contains similar deathbed confessions, although it should be taken with a few grains of salt.)

The Talbot book is a good read, too – although I take serious issue with his treatment of the Jim Garrison/Walter Sheridan episode.

23 12 2007

I have read the David Talbot and it was a great book.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

16 04 2008
joshua pitts

I hear that Ted Sorensen has a new book about JFK coming out May 1.

Can’t wait!!!!

17 04 2008
Martina Rush

the sorensen book is already available for pre-order at amazon,btw.

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