Nov 22, 2013
It's been fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. To commemorate this anniversary, publishing houses are releasing a massive flood of books about JFK, his presidency, his family life, and the assassination.
Here are just a few of the recent releases that you can find at Ramsey County Library:
To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace by Jeffrey Sachs - An inspiring look at the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy's presidency--the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office.
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher Andersen - An account of Jack and Jackie Kennedy's final year together reveals details of their complex marriage, including rumored infidelities, the president's hidden medical problems, and the tragic death of their infant son.
JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President by Thurston Clarke - JFK's Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the President's life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise.
They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell and David Wayne - The former governor of Minnesota teams up with a successful author and some of the most respected and influential assassination researchers to provide all the conspiracy angles of this notable event in American history.
Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses - Relive the assassination of President Kennedy, a pivotal moment in American history, through the words of people close to the tragedy, former heads of state, politicians, and more. Starting with the simple question, "Where were you?" , their memories and interpretations paint a rich and moving picture of a hopeful nation torn asunder by grief.
History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Howard P. Willens - In this eye-opening new account of the Commission and its findings, Howard P. Willens sets out to prove that Warren's advice was prescient. Willens, one of the few living staff members of the Warren Commission, supervised the investigation from the very beginning and has waited until now to silence the critics and well-intentioned armchair detectives.
The Kennedy Half-century The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry J. Sabato - On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato--himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency--explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors.
JFK, Conservative by Ira Stoll - As Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy was a conservative. His two great causes were anticommunism and economic growth. His tax cuts, which spurred one of the greatest economic booms in our history, were fiercely opposed by his more liberal advisers.
The Letters of John F. Kennedy edited by Martin W. Sandler - A definitive collection of letters by and to JFK offers unique insights into his character and times, in a volume that includes correspondences with such figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and a young John Kerry.
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis - Here at long last is an accurate understanding of what happened in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination. Dallas 1963 is not only a fresh look at a momentous national tragedy but a sobering reminder of how radical, polarizing ideologies can poison a city--and a nation.
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard - A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln.
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys - Kitty Kelley - Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley, Tretick's close friend, about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.