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Title:
The Kennedy assassination, November 22, 1963
Author:
Gogerly, Liz.
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
45 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Provides an overview of John Kennedy's presidency, describes the events surrounding his assassination, and discusses its impact on the American people and American society.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 2.0 65385.
ISBN:
9780739852354
Format :
Book

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Friday, November 22, 1963, is a day that most people over the age of 50 will never forget. Where they were and what they were doing is etched into their memories, because that was the day John F. Kennedy was killed. For all generations, the assassination of this youthful and handsome American president remains a mystery. Why did it happen? Who did it? Piecing together the information and looking at the photographs and film from that terrible day cannot answer all the questions, but we can get closer to understanding the events-- and thus consider their historical impact.


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Gr 5-8-These titles look at pivotal events in history and their lasting impact. Quotes from key historical players, included as sidebars, add to readers' understanding of the political intricacies of the time. However, the attempts to tell it "as it was" and to capture the drama inherent in the events (the minute-by-minute bulletins) sometimes smack of sensationalism. Full-color and archival black-and-white photographs and graphics are well chosen and appropriately placed. Gogerly addresses the unresolved questions surrounding Kennedy's assassination, presenting them in italics to set off editorial comment from the facts, but the differences may not be obvious to young people. Levy discusses the division of Germany and, more specifically, Berlin in the aftermath of World War II, the impact of the Iron Curtain, and the lives of the residents on both sides of the wall. He traces Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power in 1985 and delineates his role in bringing an end to the Cold War and the reunification of Germany. Additional purchases.-Kim Donius, Alfred-Almond Central School, Almond, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.