Publishing: In Memoriam

The black, somber headlines, stretching like funeral ribbons across all the front pages, had faded at last. The assassination and burial of a President, the murder of his accused killer, the accession of a new President, had all received unparalleled press coverage. And the long gallery of words and pictures would form for historians the first raw documentation of tragedy. But there was more to be said, and by last week the world's press had turned to the task of reprising that dark November.

Abbreviated Togas. In most cases, the recounting took the...

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