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Publisher Comments:

\"Peter Knight has done the impossible-he has written a very interesting and readable book on the Kennedy Assassination. [The book] will prove indispensable not only to students and researchers of American politics and culture over the last half century, but also to the general reader.\"

-Richard H. King, author of Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals, 1940-1970

As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has permeated the American consciousness in a wide variety of ways. His death has long fascinated American writers, filmmakers, and artists. The Kennedy Assassination offers an authoritative, critical exploration of the many ways the event has been constructed in a range of discourses.

The book looks at a variety of historical, political, and cultu-ral attempts to understand Ken-nedy\'s death. Representations include journalism from the time; historical accounts and memoirs; official investigations, government reports, and socio-logical inquiries; numerous con-spiracy theories; novels, plays, and other works of literature; the Zapruder footage; and photography, avant-garde art, and Hollywood films.

\"Peter Knight\'s book on the Kennedy assassination is the best available source we have on the most symptomatic event of post-war American history,\" Patrick O\'Donnell, author of Latent Destinies: Cultural Para-noia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative, says. \"Encyclopedic in scope, elegant and clear in its execution, wide-ranging in its assessment of the history and representational aftermath of that dark day in Dallas, this will be the \'go-to\' book on the Kennedy assassination for some time to come.\"

Peter Knight is senior lecturer in American studies at the Uni-versity of Manchester. He is author of Conspiracy Culture: From Kennedy to \"The X-Files\" and editor of Conspiracy Nation: The Politics of Paranoia in Postwar America, Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia, and Fakes and Forgeries.

Synopsis:

An overview of the many American perspectives in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934110324
Author:
Knight, Peter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
American history
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
177
Dimensions:
8.16x5.50x.45 in. .53 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Kennedy, John F. » Assassination

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