Friday, November 22, 2013

50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

Today marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas. 

I wasn't even born at the time of JFK's assassination, but I know his death shocked the nation. My mom was 13 years old at the time and in school when the news broke of JFK's death.

There have been many books published about John F. Kennedy's life and his assassination over the years. And, of course, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of his death, more books have hit retail outlets about John F. Kennedy's life. There's so many published works about the 35th President of the United States to read... So, where might one begin their reading journey?? 

I found an article titled JFK anniversary: the best Kennedy books of all time by Peter Grier for the Decoder Wire. In his article, Grier recommended three classics about the life of John F. Kennedy as follows:

1. JFK Reckless Youth by Nigel Hamilton
2. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek
3.  The Death of a President, November 1963 by William Manchester

Click on the above link to read the above article in its entirety. Peter Grier shares a brief description about each of the titles above. Additionally, Grier also shares some other more recently published titles about JFK that one may enjoy reading.

Just for fun, test your knowledge about JFK by taking the How much do you know about President John F. Kennedy? quiz.


  1. A few months ago I was in Dallas (I have family there so I go all the time) and this time I made myself go to the Sixth Floor Museum. I was so neat and sad at the same time. There was a little X on the road where Kennedy was shot and cars were just driving over it. I found that a little bit odd... just as if it never happened there.

    1. I'm not sure I could visit the Sixth Floor Museum. It would be too emotional I think for me.