The publishing world has been quite busy in advance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Some historians are examining Kennedy’s career and looking back at the promise of the young president. Others are publishing books that advocate various conspiracy theories. And others are touting what they say are new revelations about the event and its aftermath. The following short reviews are intended to give you a brief overview of some of these books.
A Cruel and Shocking Act
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These reviews are part of a series of articles about new books that focus on the assassination of President John Kennedy. Visit www.statesman.com for previous coverage, and look for a wrapup in next Sunday’s editions.