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John F. Kennedy - Michael O'Brien; Michael O'brien
Call Number: 973.922 OBR
ISBN: 0312281293
Publication Date: 2005-03-01

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John F. Kennedy - Robert Dallek
Call Number: BIO KENNEDY
ISBN: 9780199754366
Publication Date: 2011-01-04

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Let Every Nation Know - Robert Dallek; Terry Golway
Call Number: BIO KENNEDY
ISBN: 9781402209222
Publication Date: 2007-05-01

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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall - W. R. Smyser
Call Number: 973.922 SMY
ISBN: 9780742560901
Publication Date: 2009-08-16

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The Brilliant Disaster - Jim Rasenberger
Call Number: 972.9106 RAS
ISBN: 9781416596509
Publication Date: 2011-04-05


Barbara Clyne, Paramus Librarian, remembers November 22nd, 1963

It seems as if I were still young and the tragedy in November of 1963 happened only yesterday. It was fifty years ago and yet the grief so evident on the faces of all Americans that day still evokes feelings of sadness for an America that was lost with the death of its young President.   

It was a clear, crisp Friday afternoon in November.  It was 1963 and I was a college senior preparing to attend a class at 3:00 p.m. My mother was home from work washing the floor in preparation of the upcoming holidays. I was about to leave the house for the trip to Brooklyn where my college was located when the telephone rang. It was my aunt telling us the President had been shot in Dallas. It was between 1:15 and 1:30. My mother immediately stopped what she was doing and went to the living room to turn on the television. Walter Cronkite and other newscasters were reporting on the events in Dallas.  Unsure of what I should do, I went to school and by the time I arrived, an announcement came over the speaker that   President Kennedy was dead, and all classes were cancelled.  I arrived home to my mother and father sitting on the couch their eyes steadfastly fastened to  the television screen unable to attend their minds and emotions  to absorb the horrifying events of  of that November afternoon. Soon after my sister and myself joined my parents. We sat and we listened and we watched as image after image of a slain president filled our small screen and the news anchors, their eyes filling with tears, as they reported the unfolding events in Dallas.  Lost in our own thoughts, not only  for his young wife and two young children, but  for  America and its people . Tears and unremitting sorrow etched on the faces of a nation in mourning.  A shared grief by those who loved him and those who those were wary .  It was nearing towards evening and as  the sun and crispness of that beautiful November afternoon faded , the joy of the approaching  holidays , a day or ordinary chores and pleasures vanished as the Presidential motorcade travelled slowly  through streets of Dallas  to the cheering crowds making the left turn towards Dealey Plaza a  few minutes before 1 p.m.


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Camelot and the Cultural Revolution - James Piereson
ISBN: 9781594032585
Publication Date: 2009-09-15

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