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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Where Were You When?

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. It was one of those historical moments that always results in people telling you where they were when they heard the news. I was on the bus going home from junior high when the news made its way through the crowd. Most of us, didn't believe it, but, unfortunately it was true, and we spent many days thereafter, glued to our television sets.

Since half a century has gone by, and this is a big anniversary, we could have expected a rash of new books to be released on the topic. We were not disappointed. Here are a few that we've added to our collection in 2013:

Dallek, Robert. Camelot's Court Inside the Kennedy White House. [3M ebook]

Greenfield, Jeff. If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History. [973.922 GRE]

Shenon, Philip. A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination. [973.922 SHE]

Swanson, James L. "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. [YA 973.922 SWA]

PBS Digital Studios, with Blank on Blank, have released this animated interview with Grace Kelly remembering JFK.

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