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The Kennedy Assassination

Peter Knight


As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American writers, filmmakers, and artists, and this book offers a critical introduction to the way the event has been constructed in a range of discourses. It looks at a variety of historical, political, and cultural attempts to understand Kennedy's death. Representations include: journalism from the time; historical accounts and memoirs; official investigations, government reports and sociological inquirie ... More

Keywords: American history, Kennedy assassination, 22 November 1963, memoirs, conspiracy, Zapruder, avant-garde art, Hollywood films, celebrity, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624102
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Knight, author