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Friday, November 22, 2013

Assassination of President Kennedy

On this day in 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated.

    

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. Written when he was a senator, this book looks at 8 Americans throughout history.

Kennedy Through the Lens: How Photography and Television Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Leader by Martin W. Sandler. Much like he does in Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life, Sandler examines how America's opinion of Kennedy was shaped by photography and TV, and how Kennedy actively used the mediums to shape his image.

"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson. This one focuses on Kennedy's murder. Older readers may want to read Swanson's adult title, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    

Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation by Bill O'Reilly. This one looks at the lives of Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald in the days and months leading up to Kennedy's death. Older readers may want to look at O'Reilly's adult title, Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy by Ilene Cooper. This biography focuses on Kennedy's childhood and early years-- ending before he takes political office.

11/22/63 by Stephen King. Jake, an English teacher, travels back in time to try to stop the Kennedy assassination. Written for adults, King's work is a teen favorite.

What books would you recommend to read today?

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