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Editorial Reviews

Journalist Dean Owen curates an important collection of interviews and commentaries from the individuals connected to the events of November 22, 1963, the day of President Kennedy's assassination. Arthur Morey, AudioFile Magazine’s 2012 Golden Voice and recipient of multiple Earphones Awards, leads a superb cast of narrators whose performances capture the spirit and personalities of nearly one hundred men and women, ranging from civil rights leaders to eminent reporters, without resorting to caricature. These moving narrations provide a thoughtful, emotionally-resonant picture of that tragic day and its impact on all Americans.

Publisher's Summary

As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many throughout the world. Here Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy.

A few of the names include: Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963. Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the "Big Six" black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963. Cliff Robertson, Academy Award - winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109. Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Walter Mondale, U.S Sentaor in 1984; Bob Schieffer, CBS News reporter.

©2013 Dean R. Owen. Foreword Copyright 2013 by Helen Thomas (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Dean Owen's book of reflections on President Kennedy's assassination will undoubtedly be an important contribution to the literature on the assassination." (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter and Four Days in November)

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  • Steven Pitaro
  • 20-12-2020

The Kennedy Camp

Interesting piece of oral history. I would have liked to hear the actual voices of the contributors. There are some spots where the narrator repeats the same paragraph. It ll have to be edited in the future. I m thinking an oral history of the Iran/Iraq war , the fall of the Shah, the invasion of Kuwait,, etc etc would be apropos at this juncture. Make it available on Amazon Plus. Cheerio....steven

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2019

Very interesting

Interesting to hear the thoughts of many people who knew Kennedy. It was a tragedy for the country to loose him.

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  • Ira S. Saposnik
  • 27-10-2013

where was I that day?

Would you try another book from Dean R. Owen and Helen Thomas (foreword) and/or the narrators?

mostly you will not care where these people were or what they thought especially if, like me, you actually remember it

Has November 22, 1963 turned you off from other books in this genre?

not at all

How did the narrator detract from the book?

not at all

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from November 22, 1963?

most of it, pamphlet

Any additional comments?

no, thats pretty hard on a book already

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