Below is a selective listing of books owned by John F. Kennedy, alphabetical by author. (See also: Books, Favorites as President; Books, 122 Bowdoin Street; and Books, Favorites as a Child.) For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629.

List of books

Adams, Henry, John Randolph

Agar, Herbert, The Price of Union

Aldington, Richard, Poetry

Alsop, Joseph, The Reporter's Trade

Arabian Nights

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, vol. 2

Beard, Charles, Economic Basis of Politics

Bemis, Samuel Flagg, John Quincy Adams an the Foundations of Foreign Policy

Blanshard, Paul, American Freedom and Catholic Power

Brewer, David, World's Great Orators

Buchan, John, Montrose

Buchan, John, Pilgrim's Way

Buchan, John, Oliver Cromwell

Burdick, Eugene, The Ninth Wave

Bush, Vannevar, The Endless Frontier

Cecil, David, Melbourne

Churchill, Sir Winston, Marlborough; His Life and Times

Churchill, Sir Winston, The World Crisis

Coit, Margaret, John C. Calhoun, American Portrait

Cooper, Duff, Talleyrand

Dos Passos, John, The Man Who Made The Nation

Finer, Herman, Mussolini's Italy

Fleming, Ian, From Russia with Love

Ford, Stanton, Dictatorship in the Modern World

Franklin, Benjamin, Autobiography

Frost, Robert, In the Clearing

Galbraith, John Kenneth, The Liberal Hour

Gibbon, Edward, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Hoover, Calvin, Germany Enters the Third Reich

James, Marquis, The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

Kennan, George, Russia, the Atom and the West

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Kissinger, Henry, The Necessity for Choice; Prospects of American Foreign Policy

Lenin, Vladimir, State and Revolution

Link, Arthur, Wilson: The Road to the White House

Lippmann, Walter, The Communist World and Ours

Mailer, Norman, The Deer Park; A Play

Malraux, Andre

Marx, Karl, Communist Manifesto

Michener, James, Fires of Spring

Moody, Blair, Bloom or Bust

Morison, Elting, Turmoil and Tradition; a Study of the Life and Times of Henry L. Stimson

Morse, John T., John Q. Adams

Murphy, James B., L.Q.C. Lamar: Pragmatic Patriot

Nevins, Allan, The Emergence of Lincoln

Quennel, Peter, Byron in Italy

Ryan, Cornelius, The Longest Day

Schlesinger, Arthur, The Age of Roosevelt

Schurz, Carl, Henry Clay

Seldes, Gilbert, Sawdust Caesar: The Untold Story of Mussolini and Fascism

Shakespeare, William, Plays

Stendhal, Henri, The Red and the Black

Taylor, Maxwell, The Uncertain Trumpet

Tuchman, Barbara, The Guns of August

Von Holst, Herman, John C. Calhoun

Webster, Daniel, Writings and Speeches