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The Death Of A President

Author : William Manchester
ISBN : 9780316370721
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination--now restored to print in a new paperback edition. As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Aunt Elois And The Death Of A President

Author : Elizabeth O'Mara Anderson
ISBN : 9781477134184
Genre : True Crime
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My great aunt Elois usually didn't wear her glasses, and she was not wearing them that day in Dealey Plaza. For reading her Bible, she always used a magnifying glass, and she called it her "spy glass." She searched every day in her Bible for new scriptures to put into practice. Aunt Elois had her own car to drive, even in the 1950's. Maxine worked as a volunteer at a local hospital gift shop. She always remembered her many relatives with beautiful cards and thoughtful gifts. Maxine's father, Judge William Carey Graves, was a former Texas State Senator. He was a wonderful story teller and loved to smoke his special pipe. His huge collection of "National Geographic" magazines was started in the year 1911.
Category: True Crime

The Torch Is Passed

Author : Associated Press
ISBN : 1258119005
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Jfk The Life And Death Of A President

Author : William H. A. Carr
ISBN : 9788896365960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1963): What is it that sets apart one man from all others and destines him to be the leader of a great nation? Are there any qualities that mark off a youth in his college days, or even earlier, as a potential great man ? In this revealing and vivid story of the boyhood and maturing years of one of the great men of our age, the author explores these and many other provocative questions. This is the first biography of President Kennedy which tells the whole story — from his immigrant Boston ancestors through his three years in the world’s most demanding political office — to his tragic death and its dramatic consequences.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rest In Peace

Author : Gary Laderman
ISBN : 0195343972
Genre : Social Science
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Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against it? In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral homes at the turn of the century, to the increasing subordination of priests, ministers, and other religious figures to the funeral director throughout the twentieth century. In doing so he shows that far from manipulating vulnerable mourners, as Jessica Mitford claimed in her best-selling The American Way of Death (1963), funeral directors are highly respected figures whose services reflect the community's deepest needs and wishes. Indeed, Laderman shows that funeral directors generally give the people what they want when it is time to bury our dead. He reveals, for example, that the open casket, often criticized as barbaric, provides a deeply meaningful moment for friends and family who must say goodbye to their loved one. But he also shows how the dead often come back to life in the popular imagination to disturb the peace of the living. Drawing upon interviews with funeral directors, major historical events like the funerals of John F. Kennedy and Rudolf Valentino, films, television, newspaper reports, proposals for funeral reform, and other primary sources, Rest in Peace cuts through the rhetoric to show us the reality--and the real cultural value--of the American funeral.
Category: Social Science