Camelot – man and myth

JFK Historiography – HTA study day

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Konstantinou, Lou The Camelot Presidency: Kennedy in Postwar style in The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy , pp. 149 – 163 Cambridge University press

Schram, Martin Washington Post,Staff Writer. (1979, Oct 22). Kennedy’s Camelot, if it ever was, is long gone: 1961 to 1979: The times have changed more than the men have Kennedy’s Camelot, if it ever was, is long gone. The Washington Post

Felkins, P. K., & Goldman, I. (1993). Political Myth as Subjective Narrative: Some Interpretations and Understandings of John F. KennedyPolitical Psychology14(3), 447–467.

Salisbury, S. (2015, Feb 17). His images made the vision of the Kennedys Camelot. TCA Regional News

Rosenberg, B. A. (1976). Kennedy in Camelot: The Arthurian Legend in AmericaWestern Folklore35(1), 52–59.

Clymer, A. (2013, Nov 11). Textbooks reassess Kennedy, putting Camelot under siege. New York Times

Piereson, J. (2013). How Jackie Kennedy invented the Camelot legend after JFK’s death: While the nation was still grieving JFK’s assassination, she used an influential magazine profile to rewrite her husband’s legacy and spawn Camelot.

The Kennedy mystique: creating Camelot.” National Geographic, vol. 205, no. 2, Feb. 2004.  To be obtained

Rizzo, F. (2009, Jul 26). After Kennedy’s Death, Camelot became “New light and hope’ . Hartford Courant

Understanding John F. Kennedy: A conversation with acclaimed historian and JFK biographer professor Fredrik Logevall (2021). . Washington: Newstex.

Widmer, T. (2013). The man with the President’s ear, Arthur Schlesinger jr. and JFK: No historian has ever been as close to power as Arthur Schlesinger jr. was to President Kennedy as a new collection of his letters marvelously shows. Ted Widmer on the whirl of celebrity and policy that dance across the pages.

Warren, J. (1988, Jun 30). U.S Historians elect JFK as ‘most overrated public figure’ . Chicago Tribune

Goldzwig, S. R. (2016). Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the Thirty-fifth PresidentPresidential Studies Quarterly46(1), 224+.

Gizzi, J. (2003, Jun 02). JFK still hot topic for historians. Human Events, 59, 24.

WHITE, M. (2013). Apparent Perfection: The Image of John F. Kennedy. History98(2 (330)), 226–246.

Winkler, A. M. (1984). Kennedy and Camelot [Review of Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy; JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, by H. S. Parmet]. Reviews in American History, 12(1), 144–147.

The Nature of the Presidency of JFK

Role in Indochina conflict

Watt, D. A. (2015). KENNEDY’S WAR: Letter from JFK to DiemDefining Documents: The Vietnam War (1956-1975), 31–34

Cochran, D. (1991). I. F. Stone and the New Left: Protesting U. S. Policy in Vietnam. The Historian53(3), 505–520

Greenstein, F. I., & Immerman, R. H. (1992). What Did Eisenhower Tell Kennedy about Indochina? The Politics of MisperceptionThe Journal of American History79(2), 568–587.

Miller, E., & Vu, T. (2009). The Vietnam War as a Vietnamese War: Agency and Society in the Study of the Second Indochina WarJournal of Vietnamese Studies4(3), 1–16

Greenstein, F. I. (1994). Taking Account of Individuals in International Political Psychology: Eisenhower, Kennedy and IndochinaPolitical Psychology15(1), 61–74.

Nealis, M. (2003). America in Indochina, 1957—1963: British Perceptions, Hopes, and StrategyThe Journal of American-East Asian Relations12(1/2), 81–104.

Broder, D. S. (1975, Mar 09). The truth about Indochina. The Washington Post

Without Dallas: John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War. (2020). American Diplomacy.

Stone, O. (1996, October 21). Was Vietnam JFK’s war? Newsweek128(17), 14.

JFK’s secret formula for Vietnam. (2004). The Wilson Quarterly28(1), 100+.

von Bothmer, B. (2005). Oliver Stone’s JFK: Political Assassination, Kennedy, and VietnamWar, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities17(1/2), 242–251

Tapes Give New Voice to JFK’s Vietnam Doubt. (2012). Vietnam25(1), 8.

Herring, G. C. (1987) America and Vietnam: The debate continues American Historical Review92(2), 350.

Role in the Cuban missile crisis and/or dealings with Khrushchev

Kross, P. (2006). INSIDE THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.. (cover story). Military History23(8), 30–36

Scott, L., & Smith, S. (1994). Lessons of October: Historians, political scientists, policy makers and the Cuban missile crisisInternational Affairs70(4), 659.

Zagare, F. C. (2014). A game-theoretic history of the cuban missile crisis. Economies, 2(1), 20-44

STERN, S. M. (2000). Source Material: The 1997 Published Transcripts of the JFK Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes: Too Good to Be True? Presidential Studies Quarterly30(3), 586.

Bundy, M. (1964). The presidency and the peace Foreign Affairs42(3), 353–365.

Dorau, B. G. (2016). CONFRONTATIONS WITH COMMUNISM: JFK: “A Strategy of Peace”Defining Documents: The 1960s, 83–89.

HAYES, M. A. (2019). Robert Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Reassertion of Robert Kennedy’s Role as the President’s “Indispensable Partner” in the Successful Resolution of the Crisis. History104(361), 473–503.

REVIEW Nash, P. (2013). The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November. Journal of American History100(3), 908–909.

Gibson, D. R. (2012). Decisions at the brink: linguistic analysis reveals how advisers influenced President Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis 50 years agoNature487(7405), 27+

Landers, R. K. (2012, October 12). Statecraft as stagecraft: how JFK managed the Cuban Missile CrisisCommonweal139(17), 20+

Bernstein, Barton J. “Reconsidering the perilous Cuban missile crisis 50 years later.” Arms Control Today, vol. 42, no. 8, Oct. 2012, pp. 39+

Krebs, R. R. (2015). How Dominant Narratives Rise and Fall: Military Conflict, Politics, and the Cold War ConsensusInternational Organization69(4), 809–845

SCOTT, L. (2015). The “Incredible Wrongness” of Nikita Khrushchev: The CIA and the Cuban Missile CrisisHistory100(2 (340)