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    Life in Camelot The Kennedy Years by Kunhardt, Philip

    Boston: Little Brown & Co (T). Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316210897 . Some edge wear to top edge of DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour photographs; 12 X 9.50 X 1 inches; 320 pages; A collection from the archives of 'Life' magazine, of the life and times of John F. Kennedy, from his childhood through to his assassination. .



    Rush to Judgement by Lane, Mark

    Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966. Sixth printing Dec.1966. Clean Tight Vintage Volume >no names or marks or dings. Priced DJ has top edge of back flap missing, light edge rub, now in protective sleeve. A ccritique of the Warren Commission's inquiry into the murders of JFK, Tippit, and Oswald, with an intro by Hugh Trevor-Roper Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fair.



    Four Days in November The Original Coverage of the John F. Kennedy Assassination by The Staff of The New York Times & Robert B. Semple & Tom Wicker

    New York: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2003. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0312321619 . DJ shows light edge wear, small tears top fore corner. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.50 X 6.46 X 1.80 inches; 628 pages; This volume is a compilation of the coverage of the JFK assassination and subsequent events during November 22 - 25, 1963, by the staff and reporters of the New York Times. An interesting perspective, and a review of the mood of the press during the first days after the death. "The assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas forty years ago remains, and will always remain, indelible in the minds of those old enough to recall it. The youngest elected leader in American history, a charming man leading what seemed a charmed life, by general consensus a president whose administration, having survived its early crises, was now at last hitting its stride, was shot and killed by a sniper firing a mail-order rifle from the southeast corner of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. So great was the shock that time seemed to freeze in the squinting glare of late-November sun. For four days in November 1963, the business of the nation ground to a halt.The coverage provided by The New York Times is still generally considered the most complete of its day. Almost miraculously, Times reporters, writers, and editors produced 250 columns, or about 200,000 words, on and about the very first day. The other three days were no less exhaustive. Through the combined efforts of, among many others, Tom Wicker, James Reston, Max Frankel, Anthony Lewis, Harrison Salisbury, A. M. Rosenthal, and Arthur Gelb, The Times covered history as it was happening, from the assassination to the funeral. Here were the first portraits of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, the earliest speculation regarding the prospects of Lyndon Johnson's administration, the immediate reaction from world leaders, and, perhaps most of all, the pulse of a populace reeling from an event that surpassed both understanding and belief.This commemorative volume provides a haunting, firsthand, and detailed chronology of the events that took place in Dallas and Washington from November 22 to November 25, 1963. Here is history being recorded in the moment---a recitation not just of facts but of emotions and reactions as they were being experienced. The clarity of the writing is matched only by the almost desperate intensity of its occasion. Getting all the news that's fit to print seemed the only way of keeping the world from spinning further into chaos; The Times's coverage provided not just information but a sense of balance. Though no one would ultimately explain to everyone's satisfaction the why, the who, what, and how were brought with amazing speed and accuracy within our grasp." .



    Times to Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Garden City N.y.: Doubleday & Co., 1974. cloth hard cover is in fine condition and the dust jacket is in very good condition with light chipping to head of spine now protected with mylar cover. is a stated first edition. has authors name signed on back flap of dust jacket. copy is unmarked andf tightly bound. 536 pages includes index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated with Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


    AUD $41.95

    From Cornwall to Queensland and Beyond: Dr Adoniah Vallack, Explorer and Adventurer by Cross, Malcolm

    North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2019. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 145 pages Dr Adoniah Vallack was well known in Australia, especially in Sydney, in 1848–49. He had played a vital part in the aftermath of Edmund Kennedy's ill-fated expedition to explore the coast of Queensland up to Cape York. Recruited as the expedition's doctor, Vallack had arranged to join the 13 others at Port Albany. In this he was fortunate since only Galmarra, the Aboriginal tracker, made it that far. Vallack led the rescue of the two other survivors and reported Galmarra's extraordinary story. Vallack was Cornish-born and had lived for a decade at Singleton in the Hunter Valley, where he was known for his medical skills, community spirit and concern for the well-being of Aborigines. Immediately after the Kennedy expedition he left for California, where he sent reports to the Australian press of the gold rush of 1849–50. He returned for the Victorian gold rush but soon travelled again, this time to Canada, where he was involved in the mystery surrounding the murder of a government official in the years leading to Union of the provinces in 1867. . New. 1st Edition. Softcover.



    The Dark Side of Camelot by Hersh, Seymour M

    Little Brown, 1997. 1st. Hardcover. A VERY FINE crisp copy in a VERY FINE bright dj.



    Kennedy by Lord Longford

    Weidenfeld (1st), 1976. F in DW. 22x14cm.,. illus.,



    Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald by Epstein, Edward Jay

    McGraw Hill , 1978. 1st. Hardcover. A near FINE tight copy in a near FINE bright dj.



    To Seek A Newer World by Robert F Kennedy

    To seek a newer world first edition SIGNED by RFK. Book is in fine condition. Sell on Amazon under the name TrillyandTruly where I have many positive feedbacks and an excellent overall feedback rating. I ship all books ASAP with tracking.



    The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power by Wills, Garry

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A: Little Brown & Co, 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. Used; Very Good/Good. Tears and wrinkling to DJ.



    Shadow Play: The Murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the Trial of Sirhan Sirhan, and the Failure of American Justice by William Klaber

    1997-01-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


    AUD $20.00

    Doctor Hunger & Captain Thirst. Stories of Australian Explorers by Hooper, Meredith

    North Ryde: Methuen Australia. 1982. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Black & white illustrations. Maps to endpapers. 144 pages Covers fifteen most notable explorers of early Australia. . 1st Edition. Hardback.



    When the News Went Live. Dallas 1963. by Huffaker, Bob, Bill Mercer, George Phenix and Wes Wise. (Signed by All 4)

    Taylor Trade Publishing, N. Y.. As New in As New dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1589791398 . First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. Signed by the four reporters Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, and Wes Wise on the half title page. Signed only -no other names, writing, or marks. Reporters, Bill Mercer, Bob Huffaker, Wes Wise, and George Phenix take us back to November 22, 1963 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 207 pages, index. ; Standard Book Size. .



    Marina and Lee (BCE) and "Historic Recording of the JFK Assassination 'Gunshots' Evidence that Destroyed the Lone Assassin Theory" vinyl recording by McMillan, Priscilla Johnson

    1977. Book club edition. Hardcover, 8vo., 659 pp. Good in good dust jacket. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf; discoloration to bottom edge of fore-edge of text-block and a bit on front flyleaf. DJ is housed in protective mylar wrap. Contents otherwise unmarked. Hinges strong. PLUS: "The Historic Recording of the JFK Assassination 'Gunshots' Evidence that Destroyed the Lone Assassin Theory!" vinyl recording. Originally issued in "Gallery Magazine" (1979). The record is a single-sided cardboard-backed flexi-disc and is fairly fragile. It appears to have at least one crease in it (see image). Unable to test the recording so it is being sold "as-is."



    JFK Reckless Youth by Nigel Hamilton

    Random House, 1992. Vg in DW. 24x16x5cm.,. first part of a monumental biography,illus.,



    Kennedy by Sorensen, Theodore C

    New York: Harper & Row, 1956. First Edition. Red cloth over boards with titling in gilt on black blocking on spine. Fine/very good. INSCRIBED "To David / All the best! / Ted Sorensen" with tipped in business card of David H. Leroy, former Attorney General and Lt. Governor of Idaho. 6.25" x 9.25", pp. viii, 1-783 with uncut fore and bottom edge and blued, cut top edge. Two hand written dates on ffep, one with location "Boise, Idaho September 27, 2000". Laid into the book is an invitation and 4 pp. brochure for the 17th Annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs at Boise State University. Also included laid in are two 5" x 3.5" color photographs of the inside of Air Force 1, Presidential cabin used by Kennedy and Johnson dated 1992 from the Tucson Air Museum. Book has small 1" tide mark on fe, else fine. DJ has wear at the corner and chip at top and bottom of spine. Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 - Oct 31, 2010) was an American lawyer, writer, and Special counsel to the late Presidential. He was a speechwriter for JFK, as well as one of his closest advisers. President Kennedy once called him his "intellectual blood bank." This is the first, authoritative book by a Kennedy insider following his assassination. David H. "Dave" Leroy (b. Aug 16, 1947) was the 36th Lieutenant Governor ('83 - '87) and Attorney General of Idaho. Leroy was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator in 1990. "While he himself did not indulge in comparisons, he was not averse to those who called his speech and bill 'the Second Emancipation Proclamation.' Like the first, it had confronted the issue of the black man's freedom in a a white man's society out of necessity as well as belief." (p 506).



    The Kennedys: An American Drama by Collier, Peter & David Horowitz

    New York: Summit Books, 1984. Dj has light edgewear with a couple small tears & light soiling. Light wear. Light soiling. Lightly bumped corners. Inked gift inscription on front endpage. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Robert Kennedy and His Times by Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. First / First. Blue grey cloth over boards with titling in silver on spine and cover. Very fine/very good. ASSOCIATION COPY "For Dave / Arthur M. Schlesinger" in black ink on fep, beneath owner signature, "Dave Leroy" and tipped in business card. 6" x 9", pp. xii, 2-1066 with 16 pp. of B&W photos and pc front flap. Book is in collectible condition with insignificant DJ edge wear and small closed hole on spine. The first and definitive biography of the man who was denied the Presidency. Schlesinger began working with RFK in the 1952 election and had an inside seat to view the Kennedy's rise to political power, as well as writing many of the words which came forth in their speeches. Dave Leroy was an Attorney General and Lt. Governor of Idaho throughout the 1980's. "By November 1967 when Robert Kennedy had his forty-second birthday, he was the most original, enigmatic and provocative figure in mid century American politics." (p 804).



    Truman by McCullough, David

    Simon & Schuster, 1992. Dj has light edgewear. Light wear. Light soiling. . Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Enemy Within: The Mcclellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa And Corrupt Labor Unions by Robert F. Kennedy

    1994-07-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Betrayal by Morrow, Robert D

    Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1976. "First Edition, First Printing". Hardcover. Good +/Good -. Dark blue boards with bright gilt lettering on spine; pictorial endpapers; Book Edges are lightly to moderately soiled; Book interior is clean and tight; 8vo; 229 pages; dustjacket is protected by a mylar wrapper and is soiled around edges of white background; front dustjacket panel has a chip at upper left corner; spine panel of dustjacket is rubbed at each end and rear dustjacket panel is rubbed at left fold edge with a soiled area at upper left corner 1.23#; P3;



    The Warren Commision Report : The Official Report of the President's Commision on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    Longmeadow, 1992. F in DW. 24x16x5cm. photos & diagrams



    An Unfinished Life John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Dallek, Robert

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0316172383 . Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Plates; 9.60 X 6.50 X 1.80 inches; 838 pages; "In this riveting tour de force, Boston University history professor Dallek delivers what will most assuredly become the benchmark JFK biography for this generation. A master of the art of narrative history, Dallek is also the first biographer since Doris Kearns Goodwin to be granted unrestricted access to key Kennedy family papers (most importantly, the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Papers) in the JFK Library. This is a substantial and significant trove to which Dallek brings a refreshingly critical eye. He has also mined many nuggets of key information from the papers of JFK's colleagues, doctors and friends. Thus Dallek has significant new ground to break on a range of fronts including but not limited to Kennedy's health, politics, personal recklessness and love affairs. Dallek's revelations about JFK's health, based on previously unavailable medical files maintained by Kennedy's personal physician, have already received significant publicity from the Atlantic excerpt in December 2002. But here Dallek expands on that information and reveals (for the first time) the full extent of the medical coverup orchestrated by the Kennedy family: a coverup that involved the destruction of key medical records even after JFK was in his grave. On the political front, Dallek uses new inside information from a Kennedy associate to reveal the detailed mechanics (and enormous scope) of the use of Kennedy money to purchase the West Virginia primary in 1960. At the same time, Dallek has new evidence on both Jack's philandering and his recklessness. Example: During the same 1960 campaign on which his father spent millions, JFK risked it all by inviting an underage cheerleader to his hotel room. As is appropriate, close to two-thirds of this biography covers Kennedy's truncated presidency. In one of the book's most important sections, Dallek marshals new evidence that JFK did not view with favor the expansion of the war in Vietnam, and that he most likely would not have sanctioned such an expansion. Throughout the book, Dallek stops short of worshipping his subject. He is a Kennedy admirer, but he never allows this admiration to cloud either his focus or his truth telling." Publishers Weekly .



    Double Cross : the story of the man who controlled America, Sam "Mooney" Giancana, the CIA and the Kennedy Family by Sam & Chuck Giancana

    Macdonald (1st) UK, 1992. F in DW. 24x15cm. illus



    Ultimate Sacrifice John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK by Waldron, Lamar & Thom Hartmann

    New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0786714417 . DJ shows light shelf wear, short tear base of spine.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.06 X 2.28 inches; 904 pages; "Ultimate Sacrifice reveals, for the first time, John and Robert Kennedy's plan for a coup in Cuba on December 1, 1963 — a plan that involved a U.S. military invasion. Unique, distinctly different, and far more advanced than any previously disclosed operation, this plan is corroborated by many declassified military and CIA documents that have never been quoted in any book before. It provides the missing piece of the puzzle regarding JFK's murder, and explains why Bobby Kennedy told close associates that the Mafia was behind his brother's assassination.The Mafia had managed to infiltrate the Kennedys' intended coup. Ultimate Sacrifice describes and documents an attempt they made to kill JFK in a motorcade several days prior to Dallas. This attempt had more than a dozen parallels to Dallas.Building on the work of the seven governmental committees that investigated aspects of JFK's assassination, the four million documents that were declassified in the 1990s, and exclusive interviews with many Kennedy insiders, the authors are able to tell the full story of these incidents." .

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