Magazines: Agony Relived

The subject matter helps. In his second Look installment of the Death of a President. William Manchester is dealing with true historical drama—the assassination of President Kennedy. In this case, his Jackie Kennedy-authorized access to the people involved helps produce an authoritative, powerful account of the Dallas tragedy. Politics are left aside, and those caught up in the event emerge as neither heroes nor villains. The Secret Service is pictured some what confused and leaderless, but other than that, no one involved should have anything to complain about—unless it is the personal pain of...

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