Four Days in November

Four Days in November

The Original Coverage of the John F. Kennedy Assassination

Book - 2003
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The assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas forty years ago remains, and will always remain, indelible in the minds of those old enough to recall it. The youngest elected leader in American history, a charming man leading what seemed a charmed life, by general consensus a president whose administration, having survived its early crises, was now at last hitting its stride, was shot and killed by a sniper firing a mail-order rifle from the southeast corner of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. So great was the shock that time seemed to freeze in the squinting glare of late-November sun. For four days in November 1963, the business of the nation ground to a halt.The coverage provided by The New York Times is still generally considered the most complete of its day. Almost miraculously, Times reporters, writers, and editors produced 250 columns, or about 200,000 words, on and about the very first day. The other three days were no less exhaustive. Through the combined efforts of, among many others, Tom Wicker, James Reston, Max Frankel, Anthony Lewis, Harrison Salisbury, A. M. Rosenthal, and Arthur Gelb, The Times covered history as it was happening, from the assassination to the funeral. Here were the first portraits of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, the earliest speculation regarding the prospects of Lyndon Johnson's administration, the immediate reaction from world leaders, and, perhaps most of all, the pulse of a populace reeling from an event that surpassed both understanding and belief.This commemorative volume provides a haunting, firsthand, and detailed chronology of the events that took place in Dallas and Washington from November 22 to November 25, 1963. Here is history being recorded in the moment - a recitation not just of facts but of emotions and reactions as they were being experienced. The clarity of the writing is matched only by the almost desperate intensity of its occasion. Getting all the news that's fit to print seemed the only way of keeping the world fromspinning further into chaos; The Times 's coverage provided not just information but a sense of balance. Though no one would ultimately explain to everyone's satisfaction the why, the who, what, and how were brought with amazing speed and accuracy within our grasp.f0With an introduction by Tom Wicker and edited by Robert B. Semple Jr., Four Days in November is an extraordinary book. It will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to remember, to understand, and most of all to feel what it was like, minute by minute, detail by detail, while one of the most traumatic events in recent American history unfolded.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312321611
Branch Call Number: 973.922 FOUR
Characteristics: x, 628 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Semple, Robert B.
Alternative Title: 4 days in November
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Oct 26, 2015

[One has to blame the editors and the publishers for abominations like this as their first question should have been: where's the evidence?
Sure, Brian Williams can interview Jesse Ventura in 1999, and lie like the devil and falsely state, JFK was going to send more troops to Vietnam - - when clearly the NSAMs he issued said the exact opposite right before his murder! But Brian Williams always lies!]
Beyond horrible: // was shot and killed by a sniper firing a mail-order rifle from the southeast corner of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. . \\ from the description - - sorry, lorry, sorry, charlie, simply never proven, plus much evidence indicating otherwise, most especially with the witnesses who contradicted this drivel!
And there weren't single day deliveries of rifles back then in America, between the states!
The evidence? Gen. Lansdale, of the CIA, was photographed in Dallas that morning /// Lucien Conein, of the CIA, was photographed in Dallas that morning, and was in Saigon several weeks prior when Diem was murdered /// Eyewitness account of a shooter on the overpass /// eyewitnesses putting Oswald in the 2nd floor cafetaria, and then outside in the crowd, during the assassination /// Allen Dulles, fired CIA director, visited Dallas two weeks prior to the murder /// the tramps from the grassy knoll were never, ever identified positively, and the head of the Dallas County Sheriff's Identification Divsion stated no one of their description was booked in that time frame. PERIOD! And Harold Jameson, brother of Donald Jameson, the head of the CIA's Soviet Russia/Covert Affairs desk, was detained and questioned by the Dallas police that day, just as he would later be detained and questioned after Sen. Bobby Kennedy's murder in L.A. by the LAPD!


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