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November 22, 1963

Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Helen Thomas (Foreword by), Dean R. Owen

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Gripping, personal stories about the life and death of President Kennedy.

In November 22, 1963, Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the many voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy of JFK. A few of the names include:

• Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963
• Andy Rooney, veteran television and radio newscaster
• Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
• Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the “Big Six” black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963
• Cliff Robertson, Academy Award–winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109

With a compelling foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, November 22, 1963 investigates not only where we were that day nearly fifty years ago, but where we have been since. A commemorative and insightful read, this book will unite generations.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Praise For November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

“A mostly reverential compendium of voices touched by the promise and spirit of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—and the shock of his death. . . . All walks of life are represented in this immense cross section of Americans' grief and groping for comprehension.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Dean Owen did what a lot of reporters seem to have forgotten how to do these days, he asked the people who were there that awful day what they saw and how they felt…a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what happened on the weekend that America lost its innocence."—Bob Schieffer of CBS News

“A mostly reverential compendium of voices touched by the promise and spirit of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—and the shock of his death. . . . All walks of life are represented in this immense cross section of Americans' grief and groping for comprehension.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Dean Owen did what a lot of reporters seem to have forgotten how to do these days, he asked the people who were there that awful day what they saw and how they felt…a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what happened on the weekend that America lost its innocence."—Bob Schieffer of CBS News

Skyhorse, 9781634502726, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2015



About the Author

Dean R. Owen is an award-winning journalist with more than thirty years of experience, including working as a reporter and editor in Washington covering Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House. He was seven years old on Friday, November 22, 1963, and cites the events of that day as the catalyst for his professional career in journalism, public policy, and corporate communications. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among others. He resides in Seattle, WA.

Helen Thomas (1920–2013) was the former chief White House Correspondent for the United Press International. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. She lived in Washington, D.C., where she wrote a syndicated column for Hearst from 2000 to 2010.