Dallas 1963

Author: Bill Minutaglio,Steven L. Davis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455522112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1397

In the months and weeks before the fateful November 22nd, 1963, Dallas was brewing with political passions, a city crammed with larger-than-life characters dead-set against the Kennedy presidency. These included rabid warriors like defrocked military general Edwin A. Walker; the world's richest oil baron, H. L. Hunt; the leader of the largest Baptist congregation in the world, W.A. Criswell; and the media mogul Ted Dealey, who raucously confronted JFK and whose family name adorns the plaza where the president was murdered. On the same stage was a compelling cast of marauding gangsters, swashbuckling politicos, unsung civil rights heroes, and a stylish millionaire anxious to save his doomed city. Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis ingeniously explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. Breathtakingly paced, Dallas 1963 presents a clear, cinematic, and revelatory look at the shocking tragedy that transformed America. Countless authors have attempted to explain the assassination, but no one has ever bothered to explain Dallas-until now. With spellbinding storytelling, Minutaglio and Davis lead us through intimate glimpses of the Kennedy family and the machinations of the Kennedy White House, to the obsessed men in Dallas who concocted the climate of hatred that led many to blame the city for the president's death. 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. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction Named one of the Top 3 JFK Books by Parade Magazine. Named 1 of The 5 Essential Kennedy assassination books ever written by The Daily Beast. Named one of the Top Nonfiction Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews.

November 22, 1963

Author: Hugh Aynesworth

Publisher: Brown Books

ISBN: 9781612541273

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 678

"Aynesworth's just-the-facts reporting can cause goosebumps. A solid tale of a momentous event…from a man who was there." - Kirkus Reviews "November 22, 1963: Witness to History is a valuable account by someone who was there, a reporter with a keen eye and a nose for tracking down promising leads. His clear-eyed reporting is essential for anybody interested in sorting out what actually happened in Dallas." -Dallas Morning News

We Remember the Day of President Kennedy's Assassination

Author: Barbara O'Shea,William Parks

Publisher: William R Parks

ISBN: 9780884930372


Page: 100

View: 8495

Newspaper reporters, TV and radio announcers were in agreement when they stated that people all over the world will remember what they were doing on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, in Dallas, Texas, Friday, November 22, 1963. This eBook is a collection of people's memories. A longer paperback version is being complied and will be available soon.

The Death of a President

Author: William Manchester

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031637072X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 7726

William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

LIFE The Day Kennedy Died

Author: Editors of LIFE Books

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1618939386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2028

Fifty years ago on November 22, 1963, in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade with his wife, Jacqueline. LIFE magazine, the weekly pictorial chronicle of events in America and throughout the world, was quickly on the scene. The Kennedys had been LIFE's story: Jack and Jackie made the cover in his sailboat before they were married and he was a fresh-faced senator from Massachusetts, and the White House doors had remained open to LIFE throughout his presidency: Cecil Stoughton's photographs of Caroline and John-John in the Oval Office, Jackie's tour of the renovation, tense behind-the-scenes moments during 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis--all of this appeared in LIFE. The famous Zapruder film, included here unedited, first appeared in LIFE, after being acquired by LIFE's Richard B. Stolley. Stolley also interviewed at the time Dallas police, Kennedy administration officials, members of the Oswald family, workers at Jack Ruby's bar. Jackie's first conversation after the murder was with Theodore H. White for LIFE, and in it she told the American people, for the first time, about the Camelot her late husband had imagined. All of that is revisited in LIFE The Day Kennedy Died, including: An official release of the unedited Zapruder film An essay by Richard B. Stolley on how he exclusively obtained the iconic film for LIFE An essay by Abraham Zapruder's granddaughter, Alexandra, who writes for the first time about how the film affected her family over the generations Personal stories about where they were when they heard the news from Barbra Streisand, Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Tony Bennett, Willie Mays, Sergei Khrushchev, James Earl Jones, John Boehner, Tom Brokaw, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alec Baldwin, Bill O'Reilly, Dan Rather and many more Rarely seen photos from the TIME/LIFE archive of Allan Grant's photo essay of the Oswald family on the night of the assassination A foreword featuring a conversation with historian David McCullough LIFE's Theodore H. White's famous "Camelot" interview with Jackie (which she gave shortly after the assassination), as well as the story behind the interview and the words that never ran A new essay on 50 years of conspiracy theories by J.I. Baker, author of The Empty Glass

The Road to Dallas

Author: David E Kaiser

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674254724

Category: History

Page: 535

View: 2775

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an appalling and grisly conspiracy. In this unvarnished story, Kaiser shows that the events of November 22, 1963, cannot be understood without fully grasping the two larger stories of which they were a part: the U.S. government’s campaign against organized crime, which began in the late 1950s and accelerated dramatically under Robert Kennedy; and the furtive quest of two administrations to eliminate Fidel Castro. This book brings to light the complete, frequently shocking, story of the JFK assassination and its aftermath.

The Kennedy Assassination--24 Hours After

Author: Steven M Gillon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465019994

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6693

Riding in an open-topped convertible through Dallas on November 22, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson heard a sudden explosive sound at 12:30 PM. The Secret Service sped him away to safety, but not until 1:20 PM did he learn that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Sworn in next to a bloodstained Jackie Kennedy at 2:40 PM, Johnson worked feverishly until 3:00 in the morning, agonizing about the future of both his nation and his party. Unbeknownst to him, his actions had already determined the tragic outcome of his presidency. In November 22, 1963, historian Steven Gillon tells the story of how Johnson consolidated power in the twenty-four hours following the assassination. Based on scrupulous research and new archival sources, this gripping narrative sheds new and surprising light on one of the most written-about events of the twentieth century.

Dallas Forever Changed

Author: Dan Helpingstine

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 1455620556

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1062

A city is redefined by the JFK assassination. As Pres. John F. Kennedy gasped his final breath, the city of Dallas died with him. For decades the city struggled to recover from its image as the City of Hate. Citizens of Dallas were scorned and the city excoriated in the press. Only the passage of time and cultural triumphs such as the Dallas Cowboys and the television show Dallas brought healing and distance. But as the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination drew near, the city of Dallas struggled publicly and privately over proposed commemorations of the event, exacerbated by the lingering questions left unanswered by the Warren Commission’s report. Factions were drawn into conflict over the goals of the public events. Drawing on scores of interviews and primary sources, author Dan Helpingstine paints a full picture of the complex forces that continue to shape Dallas today.

Five Days in November

Author: Clint Hill,Lisa McCubbin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476731500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 1165

"The New York Times bestselling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me share the stories behind the five infamous, tragic days surrounding JFK's assassination--alongside revealing and iconic photographs--published in remembrance of the beloved president on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the lone secret service agent who jumped onto the car after President Kennedy was shot, clinging to its sides as it sped toward the hospital. Even now, decades after JFK's presidency, the public continues to be fascinated with the Kennedys--America's royal family. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Hill recounts his indelible memories of those five days leading up to, and after, that tragic day in November 1963. Hill, as Jackie's guard, experienced those days firsthand. Alongside the famous photos everyone is familiar with, Hill provides a moment-to-moment narration evoking the feelings and emotions behind the images--clearing up the persistent conspiracy misconceptions along the way. He also shows us the little-seen photos of Jackie both before and after the terrible event, describing the poignant moments they shared, during that pivotal moment in history. Told movingly by a man who stillwishes he could undo it all, Five Days in November is a rare and deeply personal look at the assassination that affected the entire world and changed the United States forever"--

LIFE the Day Kennedy Died

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1547846283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 2688

The United States doesn't support royalty, but if it did, the Kennedys would be royals. One of them, so obviously a prince, was elected President-our democratic version of a king-and then he was killed. LIFE The Day Kennedy Died takes you back to that fateful day in Dallas. President John F. Kennedy had been urged by some in his administration not to make the trip, but others insisted just how important Texas would be to his reelection. And so he went. The Kennedy's began their day, on November 23, 1963, in Fort Worth, Texas-John looking dapper as ever; Jackie wearing a pink number fastened with Chanel buttons, a suit that would go on to be perhaps the most famous in history. They made their rounds in Fort Worth and went off to the airport, taking the quick flight to Dallas where they would eventually end up in a convertible with Governor John Connally. In this Special Edition from the editors of LIFE, the story is told with painstaking detail, a complete timeline alongside beautiful photography. Also included, accompanied by the wonderful, trademark LIFE narrative, are the essential frames from the Zapruder film, including the infamous Frame 313 that LIFE withheld from its original issue-the only time LIFE's iconic logo has been printed in black. You'll learn about the man who killed President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as gain a sense of who the Kennedys were as a family-their home life, the time they spent with their children-before everything was taken away. A necessary and authoritative keepsake that chronicles one of the most historic events of the 20th century, LIFE The Day Kennedy Died is the perfect addition to any American's bookshelf.