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The Resource Four days in November : the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination, by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker

Four days in November : the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination, by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker

Label
Four days in November : the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination
Title
Four days in November
Title remainder
the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination
Statement of responsibility
by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker
Title variation
4 days in November
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Language
eng
Summary
The assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas forty years ago 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 from spinning 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
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contains biographical information
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New York times
Dewey number
973.922/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.9
LC item number
.F63 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Semple, Robert B.
  • Wicker, Tom
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Kennedy, John F.
Label
Four days in November : the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination, by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Robert B. Semple, Jr. -- Introduction / Tom Wicker -- Day 1. November 22, 1963 -- Day 2. November 23, 1963 -- Day 3. November 24, 1963 -- Day 4. November 25, 1963
Control code
ocm52214488
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 628 pages
Isbn
9780312321611
Lccn
2003046871
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o52214488
  • (OCoLC)52214488
Label
Four days in November : the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination, by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Robert B. Semple, Jr. -- Introduction / Tom Wicker -- Day 1. November 22, 1963 -- Day 2. November 23, 1963 -- Day 3. November 24, 1963 -- Day 4. November 25, 1963
Control code
ocm52214488
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 628 pages
Isbn
9780312321611
Lccn
2003046871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52214488
  • (OCoLC)52214488

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