The 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination

Article by Danielle

We’re fast approaching the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 Kennedy assassination, and as you might expect, books about JFK’s life and legacy are absolutely everywhere. It would take a whole newsletter to present them all to you, but here are some of our favorites. Come take a look at these and many more Kennedy titles in Brazos’s new nonfiction, history, and biography sections.

Dallas 1963 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455522095
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Twelve - October 8th, 2013

Minutaglio, who will be presenting this book at Brazos next Monday at 7pm, takes a look at the political and cultural atmosphere that made Kennedy’s assassination possible in early-1960s Dallas. Several key figures of the Texas political and religious right are highlighted in an effort to paint a picture of the perfect storm Kennedy inadvertently entered when he landed on a Dallas tarmac fifty years ago.


Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062065841
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - October 8th, 2013

Dallek, the force behind the exhaustive 2003 #1 New York Times bestselling JFK biography AN UNFINISHED LIFE, returns to the Camelot years with this group portrait of the critical decision-makers working behind the scenes in JFK’s White House.


An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316907927
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 4th, 2004

The Letters of John F. Kennedy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781608192717
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - October 29th, 2013

This landmark anthology collects key pieces of Kennedy’s correspondence, including missives to figures as diverse as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Wayne, Harry Truman, a young John Kerry, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Editor Sandler allows these letters to speak for themselves, illuminating Kennedy--both the politician and the man--as never before.


The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781620402801
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 15th, 2013

This book sheds new light on JFK’s assassination, but more importantly focuses its attention on Kennedy’s lasting cultural legacy. Kennedy’s influence on the media, the general public, and the presidents of the last fifty years cannot be underestimated, especially given his relatively short tenure in office. Sabato brilliantly analyzes the ways in which America has been altered forever by this groundbreaking president.


The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times Cover Image
By Richard Reeves (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781419708558
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 22nd, 2013

This fascinating look at the Kennedy presidency and the aftermath of his assassination comes to us from the archives of the New York Times. This book contains some of the finest reporting done on Kennedy’s presidency, including pieces by David Halberstam and Russell Baker, as well as new essays by Kennedy scholars and 125 historic black and white photos.


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