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Kennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's story / Wilborn Hampton.

By: Hampton, Wilborn.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1997Edition: 1st ed.ISBN: 1564028119 (hc : alk. paper); 9781564028112 (hc : alk. paper).Subject(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 364.1/524/097309046 LOC classification: E842.9 | .H265 1997Awards: Orbis Pictus Honor, 1998.Summary: A chronicle of how facts were collected of this major news story.
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Houghton Mifflin reading program.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 92) and index.

A chronicle of how facts were collected of this major news story.

Orbis Pictus Honor, 1998.

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Gr 7 Up‘Longtime newspaper journalist Hampton relates his personal experiences as a neophyte reporter caught up in the excitement and horror of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Rather than presenting a recitation of the facts, the author gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of news hounds at the time: waiting hours for a story to develop, discovering facts by chance as much as by investigation, fiercely competing and even resorting to unethical behavior for "scoops," and generally thriving on the excitement of public life. A good selection of informative archival photos accompanies the narrative. Aside from calling the assassination a turning point of American history, Hampton does not analyze the event, unlike many other books that go into greater detail on its meaning, including various conspiracy theories. Thus, while his writing is quite involving, this title seems to hold limited appeal except perhaps for those students considering a career in journalism.‘Jonathan Betz-Zall, Sno-Isle Regional Library System, Edmonds, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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