President Kennedy has been shot : experience the moment-to-moment account of the four days that changed America

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.1524 P926
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  364.1524 P926
Green Tree Public Library Adult Nonfiction 364.1524 PRE
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Adult Nonfiction
Call Number  364.1524 PRE
Chronicles the moment-to-moment events that transpired in the four days following President John F. Kennedy's assassination, sharing the accounts of top reporters and broadcasters, photos, and archival audio recordings on the accompanying CD.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Though countless books have been written about the assassination of Presidentennedy, few have provided the minute-by-minute details that this volume does. Combining the actual print reports, photos, and broadcasts of journalists on the scene with police-radio transmissions and White House communications, this dramatic re-creation of historic events incorporates both the assassination ofFK and the arrest and subsequent murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Since no comprehensive media chronicle would be complete without sound accompaniment, an audio CD narrated by Dan Rather and containing a series of riveting original broadcasts has been included to round out the entire package. Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary ofennedy's assassination, the publication of this stunning print and audio documentary will arouse readers' attention and incite immediate demand. --Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2003 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Combining original interviews with previously available material, this volume by the Newseum (a museum of news sponsored by the Freedom Forum foundation) guides readers through the assassination of John F. Kennedy from his arrival in Dallas the morning of November 22, 1963, to the funeral four days later, including the arrest and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. The emphasis on how the journalists covering the story perceived it adds an illuminating perspective to well-known events, communicating with immediacy the chaos of the moment. Journalists had to draw on all their resourcefulness to report the story while struggling to maintain their professional distance. The account is filled with fascinating details, from a description of the AP and UPI reporters fighting over a car phone to Dallas reporter Tom Alyca's recollection of staying inside the Texas School Book Depository after investigators closed it off, then smuggling out photos of the shooter's perch. The companion CD includes audio excerpts from radio and TV coverage and snippets of Dallas police communications, radio transmissions between the White House and the airborne, Tokyo-bound press secretary, Pierre Salinger, even a phone call from Lyndon Johnson to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Those who were alive 40 years ago remember the events so clearly because of the journalism commemorated here, but readers of all ages will be moved by the powerful testimony. 120 b&w photos. (Nov. 12) Forecast: This may be the standout among 40th anniversary books, with a 75,000 first printing, and it's a BOMC and Literary Guild featured selection and a selection of Booksense and the History Channel. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination -- Sources.
Publisher Naperville, Ill. :Sourcebooks MediaFusion,2003
Contributors Trost, Cathy, 1952-
Bennett, Susan Lewis.
Rather, Dan.
Language English
Notes Accompanying sound disc narrated by Dan Rather.
Description xvii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index.
ISBN 1402201583
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