Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The day history cracked.

By the end of this day in 1963, 168 million Americans could remember where they were when they learned President Kennedy had been murdered.

Today, there are just under 47 million. The events of the day are history, and, in a few decades, so will we be.

Manchester, William, The Death of A President: November 20- November 25, 1963 (Harper & Row, 1st ed., 1967). LOC 67-10496. Solicited by the President’s widow to write this book, Manchester and his publisher found himself on the receiving end of the Kennedy wrath when it was ready to publish- so much so that a disclaimer was printed in it to make clear it was not The Official Death. The first edition was let to go out of print by the Kennedys, making these copies rarer over time. Three copies, all hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, octavo, 710 pp, very good condition. HBB price: $100 obo.

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