The Death of a President

November 20-November 25, 1963
By William Manchester (Trade Paperback, 2013)
William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition.

As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $22.00 US/$24.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316370714

    • On Sale Date: 10/08/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition.

As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

William Manchester (1922-2004) was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, a three-volume biography of Winston Churchill; Goodbye, Darkness; A World Lit Only by Fire; The Glory and the Dream; The Arms of Krupp; and American Caesar. He received the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award.
  • "It tells you what happened, and it tells you how it felt while it was happening." (Jerzy Kozinski).

  • "An authoritative, powerful account of the Dallas tragedy." (Time).

  •  "William Manchester is a gifted and conscientious writer." ( ).

  • "It seems not at all inconceivable that we have here an American contribution to the great literature on the death of kings." (The New Yorker).

  • "The book is astounding in its revelations, not only of affairs of state at the highest levels of power but also in its unique x-raying of a national disaster pursued by the author to its tiniest and ultimate reverberation. In this reviewer's experience there has never before been a book like this." (Saturday Review).

  • "About the book's importance as a historical document, a compelling account, an invaluable compilation of source material on one of the century's central events-there is no question." (New York Times).

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The Death of a President
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $22.00 US/$24.00 CAN
  • Pages: 736
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316370714
  • On Sale Date: 10/08/2013
The Death of a President