Kennedy loved courage but never wanted to be alone, never to be bored. Matthews offers a new assessment of the 35th president.
Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss
Shortly after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven interviews on her life with JFK. Now, 50 years after his inauguration, the material has been released on CDs with accompanying transcripts.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Alfred A. Knopf, $35
A rich account of how the small, remote town became the Holy City and the key to peace in the Middle East.
Courage and Art
Random House, $30
The acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway and Humphrey Bogart, among many others, turns to the filmmaker best known for "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."
The Shocking Assassination That Changed America
Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
Henry Holt, $28
Looks at Caravaggio, Rin Tin Tin and Ike's White House years are among the top picks.
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