November 22, 1963

Today marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Our parents and grandparents’ generations all remember where they were when they found out the tragic and shocking news.

In fact there is a new book out titled, “Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination.” This book is filled with essays from celebrities, politicians, and media personalities recalling where they were on that fateful day.

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Here are two links from Parade that published Vice President Joe Biden’s essay from the book about where he was, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry.

There have been countless books written on the Kennedys through the years. And it’s amazing to me the amount of interest there continues to be about this famous political family half a century later.

I have read multiple books myself and continue to do so. Here are a list of books I have already read and reviewed, as well as other books I have read and still have yet to review.

After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborelli 

Happy Times by Lee Radziwill 

Sweet Caroline by Christopher Andersen

Jackie After Jack by Christopher Andersen 

Capturing Camelot by Kitty Kelley

 

Coming soon reviews on these Kennedy books:

Ted Kennedy Scenes from an Epic Life

Kennedy Weddings by Jay Mulvaney

True Compass by Ted Kennedy

John and Caroline by James Spada

The Kennedy White House by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Letters to Jackie by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Sons of Camelot by Laurence Leamer

 

I am an avid Kennedy fan and have been to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC to see the graves of JFK, Jackie, Ted and Bobby, I’ve been to the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, and I’ve been to Dallas where JFK was killed.

I’ve seen multiple documentaries on the family including Kennedy Home Movies and Ethel. Ethel is the widow of Robert Kennedy and the documentary was done by her youngest child of 11, Rory Kennedy. It was fantastically done and made me cry twice. I’ll have to review that one later as well.

Here is a look at JFK’s pop culture legacy over at Popsugar.com as well as a look into the future of the Kennedy clan with the youngest generation over at people.com.

In this day and age of reality television and 15 minutes of fame I find it fascinating that this family has captivated the American public’s attention for more than 50 years.

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