Book of the Week: JFK, Fact and Fiction

November 22, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This tragic event was a watershed moment in the lives of many Americans and has spawned countless investigations, conspiracy theories, and many works of fiction including a novel by Stephen King and a film by Oliver Stone.  What is it about the Kennedy assassination that continues to capture Americans’ fears and imagination for fifty years?  Do some investigation of your own to learn more about John F. Kennedy’s life and death…


11/22/63 : a Novel by King, Stephen.
Popular Reading Collection. POPULAR COLLECTION.

JFK with Costner, Kevin. dir. by Stone, Oliver.
Academic Film Collection. DVD 3072. (3 hr loan)


An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Dallek, Robert.
Main Stacks – Circulating. E842 .D28 2003.

A Thousand Days : John F. Kennedy in the White House (1965) by Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Main Stacks – Circulating. E841 .S3 c. 2

Jacqueline Kennedy : First Lady of the New Frontier by Barbara A. Perry.
Main Stacks – Circulating. E843.K4 P47 2004.

Investigation & Analysis:

Zaprudered : the Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture by Øyvind Vågnes.
Main Stacks – Circulating. E842.9 .V35 2011

Conspiracy in Camelot: the Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (2003) by Kroth, Jerome A.

JFK, Breaking the News, featuring Hugh Aynesworth, Jim Lehrer, Bob Schieffer and other journalists.
Popular Film Collection. DVD 2652

Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1964)
The Warren Commission. U.S. Government Documents. GOV INTERNET RESOURCE. (ebook)


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