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Title:
The assassination of John F. Kennedy
Author:
Spencer, Lauren.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2002.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the political events leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy, the shooting itself, and its effects on American society.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. A dark day in Dallas -- 2. President Kennedy -- 3. Behind and beyond the assassination -- 4. Public and private reactions -- 5. The aftermath -- Glossary.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.2 1.0 67472.
ISBN:
9780823935413
Format :
Book

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Examines the political events leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy, the shooting itself, and its effects on American society.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Spencer's very superficial examination of the Kennedy assassination opens with an overview of the events of November 22, 1963. The author then provides some minimal background about her subject's childhood, marriage and family, political career, and presidency. She also describes Lee Harvey Oswald's rather strange life, Kennedy's funeral, and Oswald's murder at the hands of Jack Ruby before discussing the official investigations and conspiracy theories that still surround the event. Sidebars, time lines, and average-quality photos supplement the text. Although there is always a demand for this topic, this book is too brief and limited in background information and details about the assassination and its aftermath to offer any significant analysis. The brevity also leads to oversimplification that will leave many readers confused. Additionally, the text often reads more like a tabloid (" the photo of that moment was seared into public consciousness") than serious writing. Direct readers and researchers to titles such as David Pietrusza's John F. Kennedy (Lucent, 1997; o.p.) or Rebecca C. Jones's The President Has Been Shot!: True Stories of the Attacks on Ten U.S. Presidents (Dutton, 1996) instead.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 A dark day in Dallas
2 President Kennedy
3 Behind and beyond the assassination
4 Public and private reactions
5 The aftermath
Glossary

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