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Remembering JFK

  • Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
    Written by: Barbara A. Perry
    Narrated By: Gayle Hendrix
    4.20 (51 ratings)
    In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography - the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters - unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her.
  • The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
    Written by: Richard D. Mahoney
    Narrated By: Peter Altschuler
    4.10 (93 ratings)
    Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been the exploration of the bond between Jack and Bobby, and the part that it played in their rise and fall. Richard D. Mahoney gives us Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, youthfulness and fatalism. Here is American history as it unfolds. The Kennedy Brothers is a fresh and masterful account of the men whose legacy continues to hold the American imagination.
  • JFK, Conservative
    Written by: Ira Stoll
    Narrated By: J. Paul Boehmer
    4.60 (20 ratings)
    John F. Kennedy is lionized by liberals. He inspired Bill Clinton to go into politics and Lyndon B. Johnson to push for landmark civil rights laws. His champions insist he would have done "great liberal things" had he not been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. But what if we have completely misunderstood him? What if we judge him by the lengthy record of his actual political career? His two great causes were anticommunism and economic growth.
  • JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
    Written by: James W. Douglass
    Narrated By: Pete Larkin
    4.20 (329 ratings)
    At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence.
  • These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
    Written by: Christopher Andersen
    Narrated By: Robertson Dean
    4.30 (87 ratings)
    They were the original power couple - outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive, and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kennedys in their final year together, NewYork Times best-selling biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we’ve never seen before. Tender, intimate, complex, and, at times, explosive, theirs is a love story unlike any other - filled with secrets, scandals, and bombshells that could never be fully revealed…until now.
  • Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years
    Written by: David Talbot
    Narrated By: Mel Foster
    4.40 (160 ratings)
    For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged - until now. In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot has written a gripping political history.
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
    Written by: Robert Dallek
    Narrated By: Richard McGonagle
    4.10 (268 ratings)
    An Unfinished Life is the first authoritative single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing upon firsthand sources, freshly unearthed documents, and never-before-opened archives, prizewinning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency, and his legacy.
  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero
    Written by: Chris Matthews
    Narrated By: Holter Graham
    4.20 (320 ratings)
    In Chris Matthews’ extraordinary biography, we see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war.
  • Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House
    Written by: Sally Bedell Smith
    Narrated By: Lee Adams
    4.10 (120 ratings)
    In Grace and Power, New York Times best-selling author Sally Bedell Smith takes us inside the Kennedy White House with unparalleled access and insight. Having interviewed scores of Kennedy intimates, including many who have never spoken before, and drawing on letters and personal papers made available for the first time, Smith paints a richly detailed picture of the personal relationships behind the high purpose and poiltical drama of the 20th century's most storied presidency.
  • The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK
    Written by: Mark Shaw
    Narrated By: Pat Kiernan
    4.00 (22 ratings)
    Focusing for the first time on why attorney general Robert F. Kennedy wasn’t killed in 1963 instead of on why President John F. Kennedy was, Mark Shaw offers a stunning and provocative assassination theory that leads directly to the family patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy. Mining fresh information and more than 40 new interviews, Shaw weaves a spellbinding narrative involving Mafia don Carlos Marcello; Jack Ruby (Lee Harvey Oswald’s killer); Ruby’s attorney, Melvin Belli; and, ultimately, the Kennedy brothers and their father.
  • Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House
    Written by: Robert Dallek
    Narrated By: James Lurie
    4.10 (47 ratings)
    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer", delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors, their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In Camelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration - including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam - were indelible.
  • JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President
    Written by: Thurston Clarke
    Narrated By: Malcolm Hillgartner
    4.60 (52 ratings)
    Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been. As we approach the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, JFK’s Last Hundred Days reexamines the last months of the president’s life to show a man in the midst of great change, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise.
  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir
    Written by: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    Narrated By: Jeremy Bobb
    4.60 (823 ratings)
    For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
    Written by: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    Narrated By: Bill O'Reilly
    4.60 (6137 ratings)
    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

On What Transpired & Alternate Theories

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  • We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963
    Written by: Allen Childs MD
    Narrated By: Robin Bloodworth
    4.20 (24 ratings)
    A true collective account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day is We Were There, a truly unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot.
  • November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy
    Written by: Dean R. Owen, Helen Thomas (foreword)
    Narrated By: Arnell Powell, Kimberly Farr, Arthur Morey, Thom Rivera
    3.70 (6 ratings)
    As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many throughout the world. Here Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy.
  • Hear No Evil: Scientific Analysis of the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination
    Written by: Donald Byron Thomas
    Narrated By: David Rapkin
    4.20 (37 ratings)
    Groundbreaking scientific analysis that breaks the JFK assassination wide open! Did a shot from the "grassy knoll" kill President Kennedy? If so, was Oswald part of a conspiracy or an innocent patsy? Why have scientific experts who examined the evidence failed to put such questions to rest? In 2001, scientist Dr. Donald Byron Thomas published a peer-reviewed article that revived the debate over the finding by the House Select Committee on Assassinations that there had indeed been a shot from the grassy knoll, caught on a police dictabelt recording.
  • Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination
    Written by: David Wayne, Richard Belzer
    Narrated By: Tom Stechschulte
    4.10 (246 ratings)
    For decades, government pundits have dismissed these "coincidental" deaths, even regarding them as "myths" as "urban legends." Like most people, Richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of these 'coincidences'. After all, events don't "consult the odds" prior to happening; they simply happen. Then someone comes along later and figures out what the odds of it happening were. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents.
  • The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
    Written by: Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
    Narrated By: Alan Sklar
    4.10 (566 ratings)
    Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.
  • Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy
    Written by: Mark North
    Narrated By: William Hughes
    4.10 (27 ratings)
    In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational", Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcello - and, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing to stop it. Hoover warned no one - not the Dallas police, not the Secret Service. His motives, North suggests, stemmed from a fervent hatred of Kennedy and fear that the President would eventually fire him.
  • Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy
    Written by: Mark North
    Narrated By: Erik Davies
    4.30 (28 ratings)
    Here's what we now know: John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Kennedy was killed in that city because it was the only place in the country where a crime of that magnitude could be committed without fear of punishment. Long-time local district attorney Henry Wade, an LBJ crony who would have sole jurisdiction over the prosecution of those responsible, had been corrupted by the local Civello crime family. Lyndon B. Johnson, while a U.S. senator during the 1950s, had accepted bribes from the same mobsters so that they could avoid deportation.
  • Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK
    Written by: John Newman
    Narrated By: Tom Weiner
    4.30 (43 ratings)
    From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government's role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry. What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear? Oswald and the CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves.
  • Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace
    Written by: Peter Janney
    Narrated By: Noah Michael Levine
    4.50 (156 ratings)
    A shocking expos on the life and death of political peace activist Mary Pinchot Meyer, whose relationship with John F. Kennedy sheds new light on the circumstances surrounding his assassination. Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to immediately locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive and revealing?
  • A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
    Written by: Philip Shenon
    Narrated By: Robert Petkoff, Philip Shenon
    4.10 (155 ratings)
    A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation. The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers.
  • Searching the Shadows: A Layman's Investigation Into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Written by: Steven S. Airheart
    Narrated By: Kevin Scollin
    4.20 (10 ratings)
    As the 50th anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy approaches, it seems as if opinions or who committed the crime are as divided as ever. Instead of a much hoped for consensus as to who might have been responsible for America's greatest unsolved mystery, no clear and near unanimous verdict has come forth. Although the general public continues to support a conspiracy in the shooting, solid group of researchers and notable members of the main broadcast media in America pounce on every opportunity to quell any attempt to find Lee Harvey Oswald not guilty.
  • The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Written by: James L. Swanson
    Narrated By: Will Patton
    4.60 (60 ratings)
    A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the New York Times best-selling author. Swanson transports listeners back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his best-selling Chasing Lincoln's Killer, he deploys his signature "you are there" style to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.
  • JFK Has Been Shot: A Parkland Hospital Surgeon Speaks Out
    Written by: Charles A. Crenshaw, J. Gary Shaw, Jens Hansen
    Narrated By: James C. Lewis
    3.80 (35 ratings)
    On November 22, 1963, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, an accomplished surgeon, tried to save John F. Kennedy's life - and then days later, the life of the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. His gripping, firsthand account contradicts the Warren Commission and years of public misperception, and illuminates a chapter in American history long cloaked in conspiracy. Writing with eye-opening immediacy, Dr. Crenshaw takes listeners into the emergency room to share the critical events at Parkland Hospital as he lived them.
  • Blood, Money, and Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.
    Written by: Barr McClellan
    Narrated By: Barr McClellan
    3.80 (68 ratings)
    The plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy has been shrouded in secrecy and deceit, leading most Americans to doubt the veracity of the Warren Commission's findings. Now, after forty years, Barr McClellan exposes the secret, high-level conspiracy in Texas that led to Kennedy's death and L.B.J.'s succession as President.
  • End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    Written by: James L. Swanson
    Narrated By: Richard Thomas
    4.10 (52 ratings)
    Swanson takes us to the sixth-floor Texas Book Depository window to look through Oswald's rifle sights, re-creates the last hours of the doomed assassin, and the day of national mourning for the president that followed, culminating in a funeral that united the country. Combining extensive research with his unparalleled storytelling abilities, Swanson turns the events of one of the darkest days of the twentieth century into a pulse-pounding thriller that will remain the definitive account of the assassination for years to come.
  • Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
    Written by: Vincent Bugliosi
    Narrated By: Edward Herrmann
    4.40 (600 ratings)
    Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history. Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.