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Author : James W. Douglass
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-10-19
Page : 560
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1439193886
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SSuggests that John F. Kennedy was assassinated because military leaders feared his dedication to peace would result in the United States falling to Russia


JFK

Author : L. Fletcher Prouty
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2011-04
Page : 440
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1616082917
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Reveals Kennedy's plans for Vietnam, Kennedy's intentions to "shatter the CIA," and President Johnson's reversal of Kennedy's orders concerning Vietnam immediately following the assassination, aruging that the assassination was a professionally executed coup d'etat.


JFK

Author : Oliver Stone
Zachary Sklar
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1992
Page : 593
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781557831279
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Provides the complete script for JFK, which details the investigation into President Kennedy's assassination, and includes reponses and comments about the film, and official reports and documentation


Author : Sean J. Savage
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2004-09-01
Page : 429
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780791461693
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This provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s uses many primary sources and numerous interviews to reveal the influences of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson on the Democratic Party.


Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 1964
Page : 282
Category : Courage
ISBN 13 : 9780060806989
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"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.


Author : Pamela J. Ray
James E. Files
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2007-09-19
Page : 464
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1438901313
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looks behind the scenes at some of the most shocking and horrific things going on here in America starting with the daytime assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the implications it serves up to the citizens of a “free country.” The author, Pamela Ray, along with James Files, former CIA/Mob hit man, the infamous “grassy knoll shooter” explore the truths behind some basic questions still lingering decades after the JFK assassination: Why was President Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who had the power to cover it up? And more specifically... Did Lee Harvey Oswald spend time with James Files the week before November 22, 1963? Why? Did Files and Oswald have the same CIA controller, David A. Phillips? Was there a military and CIA presence in Dealey Plaza when the fatal shots were fired? What is the “Military-Industrial-Complex” and why were American citizens warned about it by President Eisenhower in his farewell address to the nation? Are some of the same players from 1963 involved in today’s headlines? What does all this indicate? These questions and more will be looked at as Ray and Files discuss the events surrounding the fateful day in Dallas when “a whole new form of government took over.” During the course of Interview with History, the authors delve into other related shadowy underworld subjects where it is hard to tell where Organized Crime stops and the CIA (and other U.S. government agencies) begin.


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Author : Peter Dale Scott
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1996-06-22
Page : 413
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520205197
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Meticulously documented investigation uncovering the political secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination.


JFK

Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Lenny Flank, Jr.
Publisher : Red & Black Pub
Release : 2010-01
Page : 201
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781934941775
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In the short 1000 days of his Presidency, John F Kennedy accomplished more than most Presidents did in two full terms. He founded the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress, launched the American space program and introduced the Civil Rights Act, led the nation through the greatest threat ever to its existence -- the Cuban Missile Crisis -- and then signed the first nuclear disarmament agreement, the Test Ban Treaty, with the USSR. Kennedy was also a masterful and engaging speaker. This is an anthology of his most prominent speeches, including his Inaugural Address ("Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"), his speech setting the goal of "before the end of this decade, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth," his speech in Berlin ("Ich bein ein Berliner"), and the text of the speech he was to deliver in Dallas on November 22, 1963.


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Publisher : RW Press
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ISBN 13 : 1909284319
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At 12:30 p.m. CST on 22 November 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was assassinated by a gunman as he rode through Dallas, Texas. The presidential motorcade had been travelling through the city’s business district when three shots were fired at his open-topped car, hitting him in the head and showering the rear interior of the limousine with fragments of skull, blood and brain matter. Accompanying the President in the car was his wife, Jacqueline; the governor of Texas, John Connally, and his wife, the first lady of Texas, Nellie Connally. John Connally was also shot and sustained life-threatening injuries, but survived. As the car sped away towards Parkland Memorial Hospital with the president’s security detail in pursuit, both Governor Connally and his wife recalled hearing Jackie exclaim, ‘they have killed my husband…I have his brains in my hands.’ John F. Kennedy was declared dead at 1 p.m. CST.


Author : Bruce Riedel
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-26
Page : 177
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780815731634
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Bruce Riedel provides new perspective and insights into Kennedy's forgotten crisis in the most dangerous days of the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the presidency of John F. Kennedy. But during the same week that the world stood transfixed by the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Kennedy was also consumed by a war that has escaped history's attention, yet still significantly reverberates today: the Sino-Indian conflict. As well-armed troops from the People's Republic of China surged into Indian-held territory in October 1962, Kennedy ordered an emergency airlift of supplies to the Indian army. He engaged in diplomatic talks that kept the neighboring Pakistanis out of the fighting. The conflict came to an end with a unilateral Chinese cease-fire, relieving Kennedy of a decision to intervene militarily in support of India. Bruce Riedel, a CIA and National Security Council veteran, provides the first full narrative of this crisis, which played out during the tense negotiations with Moscow over Cuba. He also describes another, nearly forgotten episode of U.S. espionage during the war between India and China: secret U.S. support of Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation of Tibet. He details how the United States, beginning in 1957, trained and parachuted Tibetan guerrillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces. The United States did not abandon this covert support until relations were normalized with China in the 1970s. Riedel tells this story of war, diplomacy, and covert action with authority and perspective. He draws on newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru, along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources, to make this the definitive account of JFK's forgotten crisis. This is, Riedel writes, Kennedy's finest hour as you have never read it before.


Author : Gerald Blaine
Lisa McCubbin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-11-15
Page : 427
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1439192995
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Documents the events leading up to and following the assassination of the thirty-fifth president as revealed by the Secret Service agents who were present, in an account that also draws on letters written by Jackie Kennedy in the immediate aftermath and other previously undisclosed sources.


Author : Robert Dallek
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-01-04
Page : 96
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0199813418
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Robert Dallek's masterful John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life was a number one national bestseller, and it remains the most widely read one-volume biography of the 35th President. Now, in this marvelous short biography of John F. Kennedy, Dallek achieves a miracle of compression, capturing in a small space the essence of his renowned full-length masterpiece. Here readers will find the fascinating insights and groundbreaking revelations found in An Unfinished Life. The heart of the book focuses on Kennedy's political career, especially the presidency. The book sheds light on key foreign affairs issues such as the Bay of Pigs debacle, Khrushchev's misguided bullying of Kennedy in Vienna, the Cuban Missile crisis, the nuclear test ban, the race for space, and the initial dealings with Southeast Asia, especially Laos. It also highlights the difficulties Kennedy faced getting a domestic agenda passed, from a tax cut to spur the economy, to federal aid to education, Medicare, and civil rights. Dallek reveals the thinking behind Robert Kennedy's appointment as Attorney General and convincingly argues that Kennedy would never have expanded the war in Vietnam the way that Lyndon Johnson did. The book also addresses questions about Kennedy's assassination and concludes with his presidential legacy and why he remains so popular despite serving only a thousand days in office. Based upon the definitive biography, John F. Kennedy offers readers a concise, authoritative, and highly readable life of one of our best-loved presidents. Acclaim for John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life: "One of the most engrossing biographies I have ever read.... Nothing less than a masterpiece." --David Herbert Donald, author of Lincoln "It's hard to believe that someone could find anything new to say about John F. Kennedy, but Dallek succeeds in this riveting and well-documented biography." --The New Yorker "An intimate portrait indeed...unexpected and important.... This is nothing if not a profile in courage." --New York Times Book Review


Author : Ira Stoll
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2013
Page : 274
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0547585985
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A controversial portrait of the thirty-fifth president explores his less-recognized roles in promoting anti-communism, tax cuts, free trade, and other agendas that had distinctly conservative stances.


Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough
Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-12-29
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1101639946
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The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our Who Was...? series. Included are 100 black-and-white illustrations as well as a timeline that guides readers through this eventful period in history.


JFK

Author : Oliver Stone
Zachary Sklar
Publisher : Applause Theatre & Cinema
Release : 1992
Page : 593
Category : JFK (Motion picture)
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A documented screenplay of the Oliver Stone film, complete with historical annotation, with 340 research notes and 97 reactions and commentaries by Norman Mailer, Tom Wicker, Gerald R. Ford, and many others. "It's a lesson in craft to watch JFK on video while reading along, charting what got cut, softened, and rethought." -Entertainment Weekly


Author : James DiEugenio
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2012-11-15
Page : 474
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1620870568
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Presents an analysis of the events surrounding the assassination of JFK and the subsequent investigation conducted by Jim Garrison, arguing that the evidence relied upon by the Warren Commission was smothered by the military-industrial complex and its civilian allies.


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Release : 1991
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Author : David Halberstam
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2002-03-26
Page : 720
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1588360989
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David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. "A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience.”—The New York Times Using portraits of America’ s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’ s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic. Praise for The Best and the Brightest “The most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam. . . . It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation’s search for its idealistic soul. The Best and the Brightest is almost like watching an Alfred Hitchcock thriller.”—The Boston Globe “Deeply moving . . . We cannot help but feel the compelling power of this narrative. . . . Dramatic and tragic, a chain of events overwhelming in their force, a distant war embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and courage, blindness, pride, and arrogance.”—Los Angeles Times “A fascinating tale of folly and self-deception . . . [An] absorbing, detailed, and devastatingly caustic tale of Washington in the days of the Caesars.”—The Washington Post Book World “Seductively readable . . . It is a staggeringly ambitious undertaking that is fully matched by Halberstam’s performance. . . . This is in all ways an admirable and necessary book.”—Newsweek “A story every American should read.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Author : Douglas Brinkley
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-04-02
Page : 576
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0062655086
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Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”—President John F. Kennedy On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.