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Checking in with Camelot May 20, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, nonfiction, summer.

Former President John F. Kennedy and former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy are shown in the presidential limousine in the moments before Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. REUTERS/Handout-Gaylord Broadcasting/NBC

Today’s New York Times Book Review covers two upcoming books on John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Both thoroughly researched, one, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, by David Talbot, puts forth the case for a big ol’ conspiracy, and the other, Reclaiming History by Vincent Bugliosi, argues that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Both are coming to BCPL, and both are sure to get big play on the talk-radio circuit. If you’re at a loss for a late-May/early-June display, why not try to get someone – anyone – to check out Bugliosi’s 1600-page opus by placing it in a display of other Kennedy books? There are a couple recent books on Jackie (One Special Summer and What Jackie Taught Us), and the DVD of Bobby (starring everyone from Harry Belafonte to Elijah Wood), to round out a display of material supporting this recent spate of scholarship.



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