50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination

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As the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination nears, more and more is being written about the event and its legacy.  This article – “The Elusive President” – by Jill Abramson, the newly appointed editor of the New York Times, shows how deeply the youth of America idolized JFK and what an impact his death had on the nation.

Abramson also takes the time to identify her favourite books and articles she has read about Kennedy and the assassination out of the thousands she has in her library.  Here are the three:

Robert Dallak, An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963 (2004)

Bruce Catton, Four Days (1964)

Calvin Trillin, “The Buffs,” New Yorker, June 10, 1967.

Kennedy WhiteIt might be worth mentioning here another great read by Mark White: Kennedy: A Cultural History of an American Icon (Bloomsbury, 2013).


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