Quite possibly the best Stephen King mini-series adaptation so far, 11.22.63 finds English teacher Jake Epping traveling back in time though a portal in his local diner to September 9, 1958. His plan is to thwart the assassination of John F. Kennedy in five years, living off of bets he places using sporting events he already knows the outcome of. While waiting for that fateful day in Dallas, Jake ends up becoming a teacher again using false credentials, falling in love with school librarian Sadie, and investigating any potential clue to Lee Harvey Oswald's involvement. Time has other ideas for
I have read many books about the Kennedy assassination, and found Stephen Hunter’s telling from a sniper’s point of view an interesting perspective I hadn’t seen before. Hunter, a retired journalist and creator of the Bob Lee Swagger series, constructs a thought provoking scenario explaining how Lee Harvey Oswald was, in fact, a patsy for the real assassin. Hunter’s main character, Bob Lee Swagger, a decorated former marine sniper, thinks Oswald does not have the mental and physical skills to pull off the assassination. Swagger cites Oswald’s marine corps record and his history of failure at
This book is RoseMarie’s story of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and the five years that she worked for him while he was developing George magazine. It begins with her first association with John in 1994 in a work environment and chronicles their relationship through his death in 1999. She became his personal assistant during this time, with total control over his schedule and who had access to John.
The story also provides an in depth description of the author's relationship with Carolyn Bessette before and after Carolyn became Kennedy's wife. However, the focus of the book remains on John Kennedy, Jr