D - My Miscellaneous books related to JFK

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Books 31 - 40


Mayer Robert

A spirited novel written by Robert Mayer.

"Dictating from heaven, JFK tells his story...a piece of celestial kiss and tell!".


Il quarto sparo

Bruzzone Natalino

In Italian.
A n
ovel written by Natalino Bruzzone, around JFK Assassination and implications on White House in 1997.


Il successore

Burdick Eugene

IL SUCCESSORE is the Italian version of the book "The 480", a political fiction novel by Eugene Burdick (1964).

The plot evolves around the political turmoil after John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963. In the novel, a fictitious charismatic character, John Thatch, an engineer, is seeking nomination for the Republican Party candidate at 1964 presidential elections. He is described as being contaminated with the "political virus". A handful of political professionals is promoting his nomination, in confrontation with the Party establishment. There exist apparent parallels between Thatch and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., a write-in hero at New Hampshire primary.
The novel criticizes the socio-political effects on society at large from the use of computers to run massive simulations, which predict the public reaction to certain (proposed) political moves before implementing them. Such simulations make it easy to manipulate the public consciousness.
The 480 in the title denotes the number of groups (by party affiliation, socioeconomic status, location, origin, etc.) that the computer simulation uses to classify the American electorate. The full list of these is reproduced in the Appendix, claimed by the author to be the true list used by the Simulmatics Corporation (real name) in Senator John F. Kennedy's Presidential campaign in 1960.
The Simulmatics Corporation was created by MIT Professor Ithiel de Sola Pool, who provided a non-fiction backup to "The 480" in "Candidates, Issues, and Strategies: A Computer Simulation of the 1960 Presidential Election," MIT Press, 1964 (with co-authors Robert P. Abelson and Samuel L. Popkin). They built their model from 130,000 archived interviews in Gallup and Roper polls over a ten-year period. Based on its output, they advised Kennedy that he would benefit from a strong civil rights stand and that he had nothing to lose, and much to gain, by attacking religious bigotry and dealing frankly with his Catholicism.

In His Steps
[Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedy Mystique]

Paul R.Henggeler

In the White House, Lyndon Johnson was haunted by the myth of Camelot. In this intimate personal and political history based on exhaustive new research, Paul Henggeler chronicles Johnson's frustrating struggle with John and Robert Kennedy.
LBJ saw in them both opportunities and threats. Towards John he felt affection and respect, and he often drew upon the "Kennedy legacy" in his conduct of the presidency, recognizing its immense political value. But Johnson feared Robert Kennedy as the living embodiment of that legacy and as a man who was determined to dethrone him.
Drawing upon thousands of fresh documents as well as published sources, Paul Henggeler has constructed a fascinating and revealing account of personalities and politics which crippled the Johnson presidency and produced dramatic upheaval at the highest level of government.

In History's Shadow - An American Odyssey

Connally John

In June 1993, John Connally, a legend in Texas and a powerful figure in national politics for several crucial decades of XX century, died of complications of pulmonary fibrosis, a condition brought on by wounds sustained from an assassin's bullet that fateful day in Dallas - November 22,1963. This book, finished right before Connally's death, is the story of his life in politics, a life of almost Shakespearean range, marked by great triumphs as well as personal tragedy and heartbreak.

In the President's Secret Service

Kessler Ronald

Because Secret Service agents are sworn to secrecy, the American public rarely knows what presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and cabinet officers and their families are really like.
If they did, says a former Secret Service agent, "They would scream".

Interview with the Assassin

Levien David & Koppelman Brian

Almost forty years after John F.Kennedy's assassination an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim : "I was in Dallas November 22,1963. Does that mean anything to you? I've never told anyone this before : no one knows. I was the second gunman behind the stockade fence on what they call the grassy knoll. I fired one shot from there".

It rained in Dallas

Rienzi Robert

This is a work of fiction, about the assassination of JFK in Dallas.

JFK and Art

Silver Kenneth E.

This book examines how American and European artists, including such twentieth-century icons as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Norman Rockwell and others helped to shape the Kennedy legend and legacy. Published to accompany a ground-breaking exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs originated by the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, the book includes an essay by the highly regarded art historian Dr Kenneth Silver.

JFK and his family - Paper Dolls in Full Colour

Tierney Tom

In his skilful rendering of President John F.Kennedy and his family, noted paper doll artist and illustrator Tom Tierney touchingly recaptures a few public and private moments in this immensely popular family's life. Six dolls representing President, his wife Jacqueline and two likenesses each of Caroline and John,Jr are accompanied by 34 full-colour costumes- including formal, informal, and everyday suits for the President, elegant evening wear for the First Lay; and casual wear for the children.

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