These new books focus on John F. Kennedy's administration and his legacy.
Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House (Harper) by Robert Dallek is an authoritative look at how the young president and his advisers worked with (and sometimes at odds with) military and intelligence agency leaders on Cuba, Vietnam and more.
The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Bloomsbury) by Larry J. Sabato examines how many subsequent presidents — Democrats and Republicans — have sought to don the mantle of the "Kennedy mystique."
The Letters of John F. Kennedy (Bloomsbury), edited by Martin W. Sandler, collects and gives context to his lively correspondence, including exchanges with Robert Frost, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikita Khrushchev, Eleanor Roosevelt and many others.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor