November 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Few American figures are as iconic as JFK, and UC Press joins the millions of Americans today in remembering our admired president.
Two related books have garnered headlines around the anniversary, helping analyze the legacy and controversy around JFK and the Kennedy family.
David Lubin’s Shooting Kennedy, examines the allure of iconic images of the Kennedys, using them to illuminate the entire American cultural landscape. The author has been cited in the past week in the The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and BagNews.
Lubin is also a contributor to the catalog for Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, which runs until January 12, 2014.
Peter Dale Scott’s Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, is a well researched inquiry into the shadowy world of politics that so characterized the Cold War and, especially, the Kennedy administration. Scott argues that JFK’s death was not just an isolated case, but rather a symptom of hidden processes within the deep politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies.
Scott’s book was listed as required reading in the recent Salon article titled JFK Assassination: CIA and New York Times are Still Lying to Us.
Other excellent resources to learn more:
JFK exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C., on display through January 5, 2014
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX