Where Were You?

Where Were You?

America Remembers the JFK Assassination

Book - 2013
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November 22, 1963. A policeman's wife was fetching their sick child from school. A young shoe store manager had no idea what lay in wait for him that day. A future president was tending to his farm. A future vice president was standing on the steps of his college library. A Georgetown student was looking forward to playing the piano for the president when he returned to Washington, DC, that evening. A future movie star was attending his second-grade art class.
     Then the news rang out across airwaves, through telephone lines, and by word of mouth, plunging the country into shock and sorrow. It's hard to imagine how the last fifty years would have unfolded if President John F. Kennedy had lived. Would Vietnam have dragged on until 1974? Would Nixon have come into power? It's difficult to say--but, combining evocative archival images with the unique, first-person stories of those who lived through it, Where Were You? says what the history books can't and offers a fresh look at what was, what is, and what might have been since that fateful day.
    In the two-hour NBC documentary event that this volume accompanies, special correspondent Tom Brokaw interviewed people close to the tragedy as well as former heads of state, politicians, authors, journalists, performers, musicians, and more. He asked them five simple questions, starting with: Where were you? Together, their words paint a rich and moving picture of a hopeful nation torn asunder by grief. It will remind those who lived it of a pivotal moment in American history, and it bears witness for all who follow.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut :, Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780762794560
Branch Call Number: 973. 922 KEN R
Characteristics: viii, 407 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Moses, Harry - Author

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Aug 08, 2015

Horrible book full of a whole lot of revisionistic nonsense and lies. // Marie Tippit, widow of Officer J.D. Tippit, Oswald's other victim that day \\ No court ever convicted Oswald, and the man witnessed leaving the policeman's shooting did not match Oswald's description. Oswald was gunned down - - while in police custody no less - - by Jacob Rubenstein, who went by the name of Jack Ruby. John Kerry is mentioned, yet somehow the author neglects to mention that Kerry was related to Michael Paine [Michael and Ruth Paine rented the living space to Oswald's wife and child, and are supposed to have helped him obtain his job at the Texas School Book Depository]. Michael Paine is descendant of the Cabot, Forbes and Dudley family, while Kerry is a descendant of the Forbes, Winthrop and Dudley families. Dan Rather is featured, yet Rather never uncovered any of this - - guess teleprompter readers make for poor journalists? Does the book mention that Ruth Hyde Paine [who is featured in it] had a sister and brother-in-law who were both career CIA? Or that Ruth Hyde Paine was related to John Foster Dulles' wife, an Avery, related to both the Rockefeller and Morgan families?

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