From Jane Henderon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch comes a useful rundown of some — but not all of the upcoming JFK books — that will be published this fall.
She has missed a couple of important one and mercifully skipped many of the less worthy tomes. JFK Facts will continue to report on other JFK books coming this fall, along with your recommendations about which are worthwhile and which are a waste of time.
“Among a couple dozen authors marking the Dallas tragedy is respected presidential biographer Robert Dallek, who in ‘Camelot’s Court’ looks at Kennedy’s own ‘team of rivals.’ A doctor who was in the hospital when Kennedy was shot collects physicians’ memories in ‘We Were There.’ Another man who was there, former Secret Service agent Clint Hill, joins Lisa McCubbin for ‘Five Days in November.’ Other remembrances are compiled by Life (‘The Day Kennedy Died’) and Dean Owen (‘November 22, 1963,’ with a foreword by Helen Thomas) and at least one book focuses on providing a portrait of the setting, ‘Dallas 1963’ by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Ira Stoll makes a case for ‘JFK, Conservative.’
“Of course, the crowd claiming to divulge secrets weighs in, including former New York Times reporter Philip Shenon, who says he’s found new FBI information in ‘A Cruel and Shocking Act.’ Some of the others: ‘The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination’ by Lamar Waldron; ‘CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys’ by Patrick Nolan; and ‘The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ’ by Roger Stone.”