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Larry J. Sabato

#FridayFlashback : The JFK Files, What’s Left to Know?

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As we await the release of the remaining documents on the JFK assassination investigation and peruse the few pages that have been released, we have gone back through the BookTrib archives and found an interesting piece that asks the one question everyone is hoping the files will reveal: “What is left to know?” This piece from 2013 is certainly fitting for a #FridayFlashback and interesting to boot. “Once upon a time” is how fairy tales begin. Most of the time they end with the prince (maybe he used to be a frog or a particularly arrogant member of the royal family) and the princess (sometimes she had an unfortunate penchant for fruit or severe sleep issues) living happily ever after.…

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Each November two things come to mind: Thankgiving and JFK

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Each November, two things come to mind for many people: Thanksgiving and President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Conspiracy theories abound, some more credible than others. None are confirmed and none are airtight. Larry Sabato, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and the director of its Center for Politics, has written The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy, a fascinating new book based on extraordinary research, coming fifty years after President Kennedy’s death. Professor Sabato sticks with facts, not speculation, although he provides insights into multiple theories surrounding JFK’s death and many other issues of the Kennedy presidency and its legacy. The book points out many controversial things about President Kennedy, his presidency,…

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