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November 22, 1963

Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Helen Thomas Dean R. Owen

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Skyhorse Publishing
10 November 2015
History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political assassinations
As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many throughout the world. Here Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy. A few of the names include:

Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963 Andy Rooney, veteran television and radio newscaster Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the Big Six black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963 Cliff Robertson, Academy Award-winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109 Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist With a compelling foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, November 22, 1963 investigates not only where we were that day nearly fifty years ago, but where we have come since. A commemorative and insightful read, this book will unite generations.
By:   Dean R. Owen
Foreword by:   Helen Thomas
Imprint:   Skyhorse Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   483g
ISBN:   9781634502726
ISBN 10:   1634502728
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   10 November 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dean R. Owen is an award-winning journalist with more than thirty years of experience, including working as a reporter and editor in Washington covering Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House. He was seven years old on Friday, November 22, 1963, and cites the events of that day as the catalyst for his professional career in journalism, public policy, and corporate communications. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among others. He resides in Seattle, WA. Helen Thomas (1920 2013) was the former chief White House Correspondent for the United Press International. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. She lived in Washington, D.C., where she wrote a syndicated column for Hearst from 2000 to 2010.

Reviews for November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

A mostly reverential compendium of voices touched by the promise and spirit of John F. Kennedy's presidency and the shock of his death. . . . All walks of life are represented in this immense cross section of Americans' grief and groping for comprehension. Kirkus Reviews Dean Owen did what a lot of reporters seem to have forgotten how to do these days, he asked the people who were there that awful day what they saw and how they felt a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what happened on the weekend that America lost its innocence. Bob Schieffer of CBS News A mostly reverential compendium of voices touched by the promise and spirit of John F. Kennedy's presidency and the shock of his death. . . . All walks of life are represented in this immense cross section of Americans' grief and groping for comprehension. Kirkus Reviews Dean Owen did what a lot of reporters seem to have forgotten how to do these days, he asked the people who were there that awful day what they saw and how they felt a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what happened on the weekend that America lost its innocence. Bob Schieffer of CBS News


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