November 22, 1963

November 22, 1963

Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

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As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many throughout the world. Here the author offers a collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy. This book investigates not only where we were that day nearly fifty years ago, but where we have come since.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2013.
ISBN: 9781626360341
1626360340
Branch Call Number: 973.922 NOV
Characteristics: xviii, 345 p. : ill, ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Owen, Dean R.

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This is one of those books that refuses to consider the possibility of conspiracy, yet offers heart warming reminiscences of encounters with the victim. Quite a large spectrum of these, however i cannot give it top marks, because i believe the murderers are still on the loose. And, catching them, and making them accountable for the horrible blow done to world history, is my priority. I will not let historical truth lapse into the haze. Nice that these people got to know this great fella, wonderful for them, but do we really need convincing that his time on earth was too short, and that his reputation as a president (world leader) might most likely have been enhanced, had he had more time? What is the point of that? To make a minor point such as that he was the most youthful, energetic chief executive we had in there, since Theodore Roosevelt, strikes me as similarly pointless. The positive references to his successor really grate on my nerves. To say, as a debater did the other night, on the 49 metro bus that the successor, his replacement, did much for the poor, is asinine. How many poor died in the rice paddies of Vietnam? How many senators' children served in that war? Look how all that money poured into destruction unbalanced our economy. JFK had put in place a timetable to get us out by 1965 (NSAM 263) which LBJ swiftly reversed (NSAM 273). Denial is not a river in Egypt. i refer you to a song by CCR: FORTUNATE SON. Also one by Lennon: WORKING CLASS HERO.

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