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The Kennedy Assassination (Representing American Events)

by Peter Knight

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"...Theories about the Kennedy assassination now comprise a vast industry, with literally thousands of books on the subject. Many of these have a specific agenda, or get bogged down in the minutiae of forensic point scoring. This deceptively concise book assesses the vast body of Kennedy literature, both official and unofficial, shows how this event has been represented in many different forms, from journalism to novels, and from unofficial reports to conspiracy theories..." (reviewed by Lindsay Porter in FiveBooks).



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As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American writers, filmmakers and artists, and this book offers an authoritative critical introduction to the way the event has been constructed in a range of discourses. It looks at a variety of historical, political and cultural attempts to understand Kennedy's death. Representations include: journalism from the time; historical accounts and memoirs; official investigations, government reports and sociolog.… (more)

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