american history

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 14, 2013

"Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination" By Philip Shenon

Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter formally with the New York Times, and author of the best selling book on the 9/11 Commission. His new book is an exposé on the warren commission in the aftermath following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.

Ultimately it’s a work that begs the answer- what have we learned from the years between Dallas on November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001 about communications between our most powerful government agencies.

His new book is A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu November 14, 2013

"Bully Pulpit" By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time and Team of Rivals, has returned to the presidency in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.

The former LBJ staffer's latest work demonstrates her blend of scholarship, intellectual rigor, and riveting storytelling with a focus on the turbulent and faithful relationship between two presidents, the rise of muckraking journalism, and the far-reaching ferment of the progressive era: a time in many respects uncannily like our own.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 13, 2013

"JFK In The Senate: Pathway To The Presidency" By John Shaw

Before JFK became the man who led America through the days of Camelot, there was John F. Kennedy - junior senator from Massachusetts. The senate is, after all, where JFK's leadership and presidential ambitions truly began.

JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, is a new book that deals exclusively with JFK’s years in the senate and how they helped catapult him towards the presidency.

John Shaw is a Senior Correspondent and Vice President for Market News International, and a contributing writer to the Washington Diplomat.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 12, 2013

"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ" By Roger Stone

Political consultant and strategist, Roger Stone, has gathered documents and used first hand knowledge to look to compelling prove that Lyndon Baines Johnson was not only involved in JFK’s assassination, but was -in fact- the mastermind.

In his new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, Stone brings to light revelations demonstrating that LBJ had the motive, means, and opportunity to murder President John F. Kennedy.

Roger Stone is a longtime US political insider who worked as an aid to President Nixon, President Reagan, and Senator Bob Dole.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 11, 2013

"The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New Times" by: Richard Reeves

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy- who is still regarded as one of the most popular notable presidents in US history.

To commemorate the man and his time in office, the newspaper of record has authorized a book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times. It is edited by presidential historian, Richard Reeves with a forward by the paper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri November 8, 2013

The Interloper: Oswald Behind The Iron Curtain

With the country poised to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, a new round of memorials, conspiracy theories and national temperature-taking has commenced.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 7, 2013

"Dallas 1963" By Bill Minutaglio

In the early 1960s Dallas, Texas was brewing with political passions-a city crammed with larger than life characters dead set against the Kennedy Presidency.

Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis now provide an account of the city that would become infamous for the assassination of a president of the United States. In their new history Dallas 1963, they explore the city and the years leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 6, 2013

"The Kennedy Half-Century" By Larry Sabato

John F. Kennedy died almost a half a century ago- yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, University of Virginia’s Political Scientist and analyst, Larry Sabato, explores the influence JFK has had over 5 decades on the media, the general public, and especially his 9 presidential successors.

In his new book, The Kennedy Half-Century, Sabato reexamines Kennedy’s assassination using new and unseen information-to which he has had unique access. He then documents the affect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view on a historical figure.

Larry is also the founder and director of the renowned center for politics at the University of Virginia.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 5, 2013

“JFK, Conservative” By Ira Stoll

John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. But what if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career, in historical perspective? What if this hero of liberals was, in fact, the opposite of a liberal?

In JFK, Conservative, Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy was a conservative. 

Ira Stoll is editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com and author of Samuel Adams: A Life. He was vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun, which he helped to found, from its debut in 2002 until its demise in 2008. Before that he was a consultant to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, North American editor of the Jerusalem Post, editor of Smartertimes.com, Washington correspondent and then managing editor of the Forward, and a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 4, 2013

"The Letters Of John F. Kennedy" By Martin W. Sandler

  As the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s murder in Dallas approaches, readers interested both in Kennedy’s life and circumstances of his death have dozens of new books to peruse.

Martin Sandler's The Letters of John F. Kennedy is the only book that draws on letters from and to Kennedy, as collected at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the library--many never before published--this project presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the times he lived in.

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