The Kennedy Years

The Kennedy Years

From the Pages of the New York Times

Book - 2013
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The year 2013 is the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who still ranks as one of the top five presidents in every major annual survey. To commemorate the man and his time in office, the New York Times has authorized a book, edited by Richard Reeves, based on its unsurpassed coverage of the tumultuous Kennedy era. The Civil Rights Movement, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the space program, the Berlin Wall--all are covered in articles by the era's top reporters, among them David Halberstam, Russell Baker, and James Reston. Also included are new essays by leading historians such as Robert Dallek and Terry Golway, and by Times journalists, including Sam Tanenhaus, Scott Shane, Alessandra Stanley, and Roger Cohen. With more than 125 color and black-and-white photos, this is the ultimate volume on one of history's most fascinating figures. "This book is both fascinating and poignant. It brings us back into the Kennedy years while also allowing us to reflect on what made them so emotional. I found myself totally immersed."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life "A deeply illuminating, journalistic romp through Camelot from the eyes and minds of the great New York Times reporters of that era and beyond. It's an important contribution to our nation's ever growing U.S. presidential history library. Richard Reeves has corralled the best and the brightest Kennedy scholars to offer fact-checked wisdom. Highly recommended." --Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. "The New York Times' rendering of the Kennedy years provides much more than a riveting first draft of history. Here we also witness the birth of modern America. The daily presence of thepresident and his family through modern media all started with Kennedy. As we follow his presidency in real time, aided by context from Richard Reeves and others, we come to understand better much of what is happening in the country today." --Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC and NPR and author of Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation "A terrific introduction to the Kennedy presidency for those who did not live through it, and a startling reminder for those who did of how much happened in those 1,000 days, this compilation from The New York Times reveals the essential truth of the old adage that journalism is the rough draft of history. Commentaries by historians and current Times reporters fill in the gaps between what the journalists reported then and what we know now."--David Nasaw, author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams, 2013.
ISBN: 9781419708558
Branch Call Number: 973.922092 Ken
Characteristics: xxiv, 376 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reeves, Richard 1936-
Abramson, Jill 1954-
Alternative Title: New York times.
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Keep in mind with this one that although this newspaper had a live-in-the country correspondent, Walter Duranty, they failed to mention the scourge that cost 40 million lives, that Stalin was conducting, while Duranty was resident in Moscow. How do you miss that, if you claim to print only the news that is fit to print? directly below this paragraph: "probably another shooter in the Ambassador crowd". that's disgusting. this patron is jerking the rest of us around, like those female dominant over males videos on the internet. His references aren't bad, but, really, dude, have you read anything about the circumstances surrounding RFK's assassination? I agree there was at least another shooter IN THE KITCHEN PANTRY, but where is your evidence he came from the crowd? Or shot from there, even more ludicrous? Oh go stuff Rockefeller up your wazoo; yer a waste of my time.

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Dec 03, 2016

Nice photographs throughout, but it was written by the fake news people, so everything must be verified - - there are some tidbits of truth but avoid the final several pages, which tries to convince the reader that the fellow who received that incredibly handsome upfront payment to write a pile of drivel, Posner, is some kind of scholar?!?!?!? Riiiiiigggghhhhtttt . . . .
Negative. Unfortunately, the epitome of the JFK assassination tell-all book has yet to be written, but the cross-referencing of all verifiable data, added to multiple-reliable sourced information and those declassified documents which allow for temporal-spatial analysis [time and place] almost irrefutably suggests that four assassins were involved: Lucien Conein [CIA, stationed in Vietnam at the time, but flown back to Dallas], Jean Rene Souetre [French Army deserter, OAS assassin, previously involved in a botched attempt on President De Gaulle's life], Mozes Maschkivitzan [CIA contract killer, Belgian criminal, munitions smuggler, previously involved in the assassination of Patrice Lumumba], and Lazlo the Hungarian [French Foreign Legion deserter, OAS weapons specialist]. The planners were Allen Dulles and his cousin, Tracy Barnes, William Harvey and McGeorge Bundy. Most likely at the orders of the Rockefeller brothers [and perhaps some other of the super-rich families].
The epitome book on the RFK assassination has been written by Robert D. Morrow, former CIA contractor, titled: The Senator Must Die [read this in conjunction with Shane O'Sullivan's excellent book and you will have full understanding]. Mr. Morrow unfortunately does swallow the CIA disinformation on the JFK assassination, linking it to the Mafia, but please don't let that dissuade you from his accurate information and investigation into the murder of Sen. Bobby Kennedy, which was outstanding! [Synopsis: Orchestrated by SAVAK, with Khaibar Khan the op planner, probably another shooter in the Ambassador Hotel crowd, at the behest of the CIA which, obviously, could not allow another Kennedy into the White House to reopen investigations into his brother's murder and the murder of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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