The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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On November 22nd, 1963 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture. The media frenzy spawned by the controversy surrounding the death of JFK has since given way to a powerful public memory that continues to shape the way we understand politics, the 1960s, and the nation. In The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Political Trauma and American Memory, Alice George traces the events of Kennedya€™s assassination and Lyndon B. Johnsona€™s subsequent ascension to the presidency. Covering both the political shifts of the time and the cultural fallout of the national tragedy, this book introduces students of the twenty-first century to both an iconic event and to the context in which that event was heralded as iconic. Drawing on newspaper articles, political speeches, letters, and diaries, George critically re-examines the event of JFKa€™s death and its persistent political and cultural legacy.JAcrAame Bourdon, a€œSome Sense of Time: Remembering Television, a€ History and Memory, ... Our First TV President, a€ TV Guide, Nov. 19, 1988, 3. Walter Cronkite and Don Carleton, Conversations with Cronkite (Austin: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 2010), 203. ... Press release, a€œThe NBC Network Service: November 22a€“26, 1963, a€ NBC News, Columbia University of Applied Social Scienceanbsp;...

Title:The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Author:Alice L. George
Publisher:Routledge - 2013


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