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11.22.63

King Stephen
2011

Novel.
Jake Epping is an English teacher in Lisbon Falls,Maine, who makes extra money teaching in an adult education programme.
One day, he receives an essay from one of his students - a harrowing first person story about the night, fifty years earlier, when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed Harry's mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer.
Later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges an extraordinary secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane - an insanely possible - mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
Inspired by his desire to put things right for Harry Dunning, Jake leaves a world of iPods and mobile phones for a new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars, root beers and Lindy Hopping. It is a haunting world of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
With extraordinary imaginative power, King explores the culture of the era and weaves it into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. 
11.22.63 is a love story, a tribute to a simpler time and place and a heartstopping "What if" tour de force the like of which no-one has ever read.

22/11/63

King Stephen
2011

Novel.
Italian version of Stephen King's book "11.22.63".

A prova di errore

Burdick Eugene & Wheeler Harvey
1968

Italian version (1968) of the novel "Fail-Safe"(1962).
On the cover of 1968 Italian edition :"il romanzo che non aveva previsto la morte di John F.Kennedy ma quella di Jacqueline".
Fail-Safe is a best-selling novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The story was initially serialized in three installments in the Saturday Evening Post on October 13, 20, and 27, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The popular and critically acclaimed novel, released in late October 1962, was then adapted into a 1964 film of the same name directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, and Walter Matthau. In 2000, the novel was adapted again for a televised play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS. All three works have the same theme—accidental nuclear war—with the same plot.

A Time to Heal [Autobiography of Gerald R.Ford]

Ford Gerald R.
1979

This book is at once the autobiography of a political career and the human story of a dedicated but unassuming man propelled by history into taking on the immense burdens of the Presidency. This is a refreshingly unpretentious yet vivid book. Jerry Ford simply tells it as it was : the journey from modest Midwestern beginnings to the White House - the tough choices, the personal sacrifices, the joys of success, the mistakes, the rousing partisan battles, the moments of terror during attempted assassinations, the times of fear when his beloved wife faced cancer.

A Very Private Woman
[The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer]

Burleich Nina
1999

In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F.Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.

Ambassador's Journal

Galbraith John Kenneth
1969

A few days after the election in 1960, President Kennedy called Mr Galbraith to tell him he was to be his Ambassador to India. As he tells in the book, Mr Galbraith decided that it would be an interesting time and resolved to keep a journal. So he did and this is it. Never before has there been such an expert account of exactly what an American ambassador does.
His diary will be counted one of the most important, certainly one of the most readable, of the books on the Kennedy years.

American Tabloid

Ellroy James
2001

Italian version (2001).
American Tabloid
is a 1995 novel by James Ellroy. The novel chronicles three rogue American law enforcement officers from November 22, 1958 through November 22, 1963. Each becomes entangled in a web of interconnecting associations between the FBI, CIA, and the Mafia, which eventually leads to their involvement in the John F. Kennedy assassination. James Ellroy dedicated American Tabloid "To NAT SOBEL."
American Tabloid was Time's Best Book (Fiction) for 1995.It is the first novel of the Underworld USA Trilogy, followed by The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.

ARI - The life and times of Aristotle Onassis

Evans Peter
1986

The Greek Tycoon. The Lover. The Legend. Here is the real Aristotle Onassis, the man behind the world's most publicized dynasty. Based on actual interviews with the "Golden Greek" himself... as well as those who knew, loved and feared him... ARI is the definitive portrait of one of the most ruthless, powerful and passionate men of all time.

Arlington National Cemetery

Dieterle Lorraine Jacyno
2001

This book is a memorial to America's heroes and heroines, those who sacrificed their lives for our country or contributes to its enduring history. The 140 colour photographs are a visual memento of all that Arlington has to offer, from the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns to the commemorative ceremonies. JFK tomb is at Arlington.

As I saw it

Rusk Dean
1990

Rusk's government career spanned the birth of the United Nations, the creation of Israel, the Korean War. As Secretary of State to John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, he was a key figure in the Bay of Pigs decision, the Cuban missile crisis, the erection of the Berlin Wall and, most overwhelmingly, the Vietnam War. In this autobiography, that grew out of a father-son relationship strained by profound disagreement over that war, Rusk reveals the inner workings of his public life.

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