Books 31 - 40
Covering the Body
Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective memory]
Images of the assassination of John
F.Kennedy are burned deeply into the memories of millions who watched the
events of November 1963 unfold live on television. Never before had
America seen an event of this magnitude as it happened.
But what is it we remember? How did the near chaos of the shooting and its
aftermath get transformed into a seamless story of epic proportions? In
this book, Barbie Selizer explores the way we learned about and came to
make sense of the killing of the president.
COVERING THE BODY (the title refers to the charge given journalists to
follow a president) is a powerful reassessment of the media's role in
shaping our collective memory of the assassination. At the same time, it
shows how the media used the assassination coverage to legitimize their
role as official interpreters of American reality.
Of the more than fifty reporters covering Kennedy in Dallas, no one
actually saw the assassination. And faced with a monumentally important
story that was continually breaking, most journalists had no time to
verify leads or substantiate reports. Rather, they took discrete moments
of their stories and turned them into one coherent narrative, blurring
what was and was not "professional" about their coverage.
Through incisive analyses of the many accounts and investigations in the
years since the shooting, Zelizer reveals how journalists used the
assassination not just to relay the news but to address the issues they
saw as central to the profession and to promote themselves as cultural
authorities. Indeed, argues Zelizer, these motivations are still alive and
are at the core of the controversy surrounding Oliver Stone's movie, JFK.
At its heart, COVERING THE BODY raises serious questions about the role of
the media in defining our reality, and shaping our myths and memories. In
tracing how journalists attempted to answer questions that still trouble
most Americans, Zelizer offers a fascinating analysis of the role of the
media as cultural authorities.
Crossfire - The
plot that killed Kennedy
Veteran Texas journalist
Jim Marrs pulls together a stunning wealth of facts and evidence to reveal
the glaring defects in official versions of what happened that fateful day
in November 1963 when president Kennedy was shot.
This book is a classic for those who believes in a conspiracy.
Dallas and the
Jack Ruby Trial
The question of why Jack
Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald was the central issue of his trial by Judge
Joe B.Brown. With compelling immediacy and exhaustive detail, the judge's
memoir is a vital contribution to the quintessential murder mistery of the
20th century. Diane Holloway expanded and adapted the memoir of Judge Joe
Brown given to her by son, Judge Joe Brown,Jr.
years on : The murder of John F.Kennedy
Book written in the 50th
Anniversary of JFK Assassination.
From back cover:
JFK had won the Presidency in 1960 by a razor thin majority, and his
re-election campaign for 1964 was expected to be as close. He began it in
November 1963 with a kick-off multi-city, four-day swing across the
important state of Texas. It was going unexpectedly well when shots were
fired into his triumphant motorcade in downtown Dallas that ripped history
apart, changing it forever The assassination of American President John F.
Kennedy in 1963 came at the very height of both the Cold War following the
Second World War and the Pax Americana that was thought to exist at the
war's conclusion in 1945. The United States and its allies possessed a far
greater number of nuclear weapons than their Soviet adversaries, but the
latter could unleash World War 3 and a nuclear Armageddon that would
destroy them all. The sudden and totally unexpected murder in broad
daylight in an American city of one of the most popular presidents in
history was the murder mystery of the 20th century. The Cold War could
have become hot and nuclear within minutes. The murderer had to be found
and vital questions had to be answered quickly. Who did it, why and who
ordered Kennedy's assassination? Was the deed part of a conspiracy:
foreign, domestic or both? Were none of the these questions part of the
bloody puzzle and was it entirely possible that only one man was
responsible? The questions remain to this very day and "Dallas Fifty
Years On: The Murder of John F. Kennedy" reveals sensational new
evidence, eyewitness accounts and top secret documentation.
Dealey Plaza -
National Historic Landmark & The 6th Floor Museum
illustrated with more than seventy historic photographs and diagrams,
provides an overview of the tragic events of November 22,1963, from the
arrival of President John F.Kennedy in Texas through the shocking events
that followed. Readers will find comprehensive tours of the Kennedy
assassination site at Dealey Plaza and the exhibits in the Sixth Floor
Museum, located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book
Dear Mrs. Kennedy
[The world shares
its grief letters, November 1963]
Mulvaney Jay and
De Angelis Paul
|In the weeks
and months following the assassination of her husband, First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy received more than one million letters. The impact of
President Kennedy's death was so immense that people from every station in
life wrote to her, sharing their feelings of sympathy, sorrow and hope.
More than just a compendium of letters, this book "Dear Mrs Kennedy" uses
these many voices to tell the unforgettable story of those fateful four
days in November, when the world was struck with shock and sadness. It
vividly captures the months that followed as a nation - and a family -
attempted to rebuild.
Filled with emotion, patriotism, and insight, the letters are a poignant
time capsule of one of the seminal events of the twentieth century.
"Dear Mrs Kennedy" offers a diverse portrait not only of the aftermath of
the assassination, but of the Kennedy mystique that continues to captivate
Death in Dallas -
The JFK Assassination
assassination of John F. Kennedy remains one of the most defining moments
in American history. And decades after the tragedy, the controversy rages
on. This book gives a fascinating into Kennedy’s life, the secrets behind
the facade, and the details of his assassination.
Kennedy’s presidency was a mass of contradictions, public triumphs, dark
secrets and endless controversy. This book exposes the truth behind his
background, his rise to power, his adulterous womanizing and ultimately
the bullets that took his life.
of JFK - Assassination and aftermath
Brilliant special from History Channel on the Death of the 35th President
of the United States.
It is the Holy Grail of conspiracy theorists. More than 30 years after the
fact, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a topic of intense
debate. Did Oswald act alone? Was the Warren Commission pressured into
releasing a false report? Is it possible that the CIA had Kennedy killed?
Join Mike Wallace for a point-by-point investigation of these and other
questions surrounding the events of November 22, 1963. Extensive footage
from the CBS archives plus clips from the world-famous Zapruder home movie
bring the tragedy to life, while interviews with those who were there
including reporters and government officials capture the chaos and grief
of one of the most terrible moments in American history.
Deep Politics and
the Death of JFK
Dale Scott Peter
"In his long awaited
magnum opus... Scott does not offer a "who done it". Instead, he uses the
assassination as a point of entry for an extended tour through little
known, long buried, and truly disturbing regions of American politics"
Jonathan Marshall, Tikkun
Proof : The Secrete Service Murder of President J.F.Kennedy
The material in this book, together with the evidence contained in the
enhanced Zapruder film, tries to present evidence that President Kennedy
was murdered by a federal agent by the name of William Greer, the driver
of JFK Presidential Limousine in Dallas.