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President Kennedy Most Voracious Reader Since Theodore Roosevelt

Oct. 22, 1961 - Perhaps the White House’s most voracious reader since Teddy Roosevelt, President Kennedy daily digests a mountain of reports, documents, and top secret cables. He also scans American and foreign newspapers, news magazines, and scholarly works on history and current affairs. Of late, he has also dipped into best-selling fiction. Among the novels he has read recently is “Mila 18,” Leon Uris’s account of the wartime Warsaw ghetto uprising of 1943. Mr. Kennedy has also finished Stendhal’s “A Roman Journey,” and keeps close tabs on James Bond, the peerless British Secret Service agent, who dominates the suspense novels of Ian Fleming.


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