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The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute

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This is the story of JFK's assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people - from the highest to the lowest - who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas nightclub reporter Tony Zoppi, who found himself carrying the president's casket; Secret Service agent Clint Hill beating his hands in despair on the trunk of the limousine ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 7th 2013 by Short Books Ltd
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Pete daPixie
Feb 23, 2014 Pete daPixie rated it it was ok
Recommended to Pete by: The nice girl in Waterstones!
A 2013 publication, appearing just in time to cash in on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. I can't recommend this effort from the B.B.C.'s Jonathan Mayo. In his Acknowledgements the author thanks his mother, "and to my father who passed on to me a passion for history-he'd have loved this book." Well, only if he knew nothing about the events in Dallas in '63.
A quick scan down Mayo's Bibliography shows a list of authors not to be trusted in their research; Aynesworth, Bishop, Blaine,
This book covers four days, three murders and looks a dozens of witnesses who all played a small part in this historic event. An interesting chronological narrative of the events surrounding the assassination of JFK.

I listened to the BBC Radio 2 documentary which this book ties in with and I hoped that the book might give me a little more information but it appeared to be almost a copy of the documentary. Setting aside that disappointment I did find this book a pacey interesting insight into wh
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A fairly basic account of what went on that weekend in 1963. You can really sense the panic, confusion, sadness and anger that prevailed. A decent book for anyone being introduced to the events but don't expect any theory, analysis or debate.
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Jonathan Mayo joined the BBC in 1987, first working in radio and then television, where he won awards for his documentaries. In 2011 he became a freelance producer, director, and writer. He is the author of The JFK Assassination: Minute by Minute (Short Books, 2013). He lives in Surrey with his wife and son.
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