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The Legacy
Frey Sthephen

Novel about JFK Assassination.
"The most shocking conspiracy theory of our time... is no longer a theory".

The Lone Star
[The Life of John Connally]
James Reston Jr

This superbly readable biography is a sweeping drama of power, money and politics on the grand scale. It chronicles one of the great political stories of our era, the life of a son of the Texas dust bowl who rose almost to the pinnacle of power in America.
"Connally is an Olympian figure" says james Reston,Jr "By virtue of his eloquence and sheer force of personality, he dominated Texas and Washington for more than twenty years. At the center of three presidencies, he came as close to becoming a president himself as he did to being a lesser martyr when Kennedy was assassinated. His life has drama of epic proportions."
John Bowden Connally, Jr. (February 27, 1917 – June 15, 1993), was an American politician. As a Democrat he served as the 39th Governor of Texas, as Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy, and as Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard Nixon. As Treasury Secretary, Connally is best remembered for removing the U.S. dollar from the gold standard in 1971, an event known as the Nixon shock. On November 22, 1963, Connally, at the time the Governor of Texas, was a passenger in the car in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and was seriously wounded during the shooting.
In 1973 he switched parties to become a Republican, and ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President in 1980.

The Martin Luther King Assassination
Melanson Philip H.

Philip H.Melanson, Ph.D., is one of the U.S. leading experts on the history of American political violence. He found much lacking in the "official" explanation of the King assassination, so he conducted an independent investigations into the murder of King and discovered astonishingly flaws in the government's conclusions.
Questioning the "official" findings, he went on to uncover vast amount of new data that has never been considered in the case and that leads to unavoidable re-evaluations.

The Memoirs of Chief Justice Earl Warren
Warren Earl

This is Earl Warren's story, told in his own words - the personal narrative of an extraordinary life...
Warren was appointed by President Eisenhower to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served as Chief Justice for sixteen years through some of the bitterest judicial controversies of 60s in US.
In this book Warren describes also his involvement in what came to be known as the "Warren Commission" investigating the assassination of John F.Kennedy. He ends with a strong defence of the Commission's conduct and findings.

The Presidents Club
[Inside the World's Most Exclusive Club]
Gibbs Nancy &
Duffy Michael

The first history of the private relationships among modern American presidents - their backroom deals, rescue missions, secret alliances and enduring rivalries.
The President Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place : its members are bound forever by the experience at the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history's favor. Among their secrets : Ho Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. Ho Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The letter from Nixon that Bill Clinton rereads every year. The unspoken pact between a father and a son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama.
Journalists and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new tool to understand the presidency by exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.

The Red Diaries
Reed Gary
Caliber Comics

The Red Diaries was released as a four-issue series with each issue running 48 pages, about the Kennedy / Mob / CIA and other connections with Marilyn.
Written by Gary Reed, it featured artwork from Chris Jones, Laurence Campbell, Larry Shuput, and Ken Meyer, Jr. In addition to the story line, there is background information that will provide a wider view on the story line. These short segments include a history of the CIA, the Kennedy family, the formal reports on the Kennedy Assassination, Monroe's death, and more.

The Speeches collection - Vol.1

A two-disc set containing the important and famous speeches of John F.Kennedy, Martin Luther King,Jr, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
John F.Kennedy was dynamic, poised and relaxed at all times. The program focuses on Kennedy, the public orator and features every major address during his three years in the White House.
Martin Luther King Jr was perhaps the most inspirational speaker of all time. Follow his electrifying speeches from the early days as a young pastor in Montgomery to the great march on Washington, including the final prophetic speech in Memphis just days before his tragic assassination.

The Third Bullet
Hunter Stephen

Stephen Hunter takes on one of the most shocking crimes in American history when his celebrated hero ex-Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger follows the smallest hint of a lead to its staggering conclusion...about the fateful third bullet that ended the life of President John F.Kennedy.

Top Down
[A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination]
Jim Lehrer

In a riveting novel rooted in one of American history's great "what if", Jim Lehrer tells the story of two men haunted by the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Universal Newsreels Volume XII : 1960

Year-by-year highlights of World Events a they happened : 1960.
DVD of 1h 36m.

Universal Newsreels Volume XIII : 1961-1963

Year-by-year highlights of World Events a they happened : 1961-1963.
DVD of 1h 43m.

VIETNAM - If Kennedy Had Lived (Virtual JFK)
James G.Blight - Janet M.Lang - David A.Welch

At the heart of this provocative book lies the fundamental question: Does it matter who is President on issues of war and peace? The Vietnam War was one of the most catastrophic and bloody in living memory, and its lessons take on resonance in light of America's devastating involvement in Iraq. Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated "what if" in US Foreign policy, this unique work explores what President John F.Kennedy would have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963.

We Interrupt This Broadcast
Garner Joe

Few phrases garner as much attention as "We interrupt this broadcast...". Wherever we may happen to be , our lives stop for a moment, and we experience those few seconds of anxiety between the interruption and the actual announcement of what has happened. In words and images - and on two audio CDs- this book brings to life 43 famous and infamous moments that were announced  with those four chilling words, including the JFK assassination on Nov.22,1963.

Who's in charge here?
Gardner Gerald

It's a vintage 1962 book entitled, "Who's In Charge Here?" by Gerald Gardner. This book features the JFK  era at White House in a very humorous light. Cover features JFK speaking to former President Eisenhower, and Eisenhower says, "So the bathroom still leaks-" Every possible Kennedy-era personality is in the book, including Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth II, Caroline Kennedy and many more.

Winter kills
Condon Richard

A whistleblower looks too deeply into a president’s assassination in this darkly satiric conspiracy thriller from the author of The Manchurian Candidate.

It has been more than a decade since the assassination of US President Timothy Kegan, who was gunned down while riding in a motorcade through the streets of Philadelphia. The “lone gunman” responsible was arrested and convicted, and the country has moved on.
President Kegan’s half-brother Nick tries to move on as well—until he overhears the deathbed confession of a man who claims to have been a second shooter. Suddenly Nick’s embroiled in a Kafkaesque conspiracy that stretches from Washington DC to Cuba and all the way into England’s Court of St. James. He’s surrounded by mobsters, oil magnates, crooked cops, religious leaders, CIA “spooks,” Hollywood celebrities, and international power brokers—including the renowned Washington hostess, fixer, and femme fatale, Lola Camonte—all of whom seem intent upon doing him in. And the closer Nick comes to the startling truth about the assassination, the less he really wants to know.
Winter Kills is an outrageously dark and funny take on the John F. Kennedy assassination and the conspiracy furor that followed it, from the master storyteller who brought you The Manchurian Candidate and Prizzi’s Honor.


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