Summoning the Sixties

Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy celebrates one month on the New York Times Best Sellers list this week. This nonfiction hitlooks not only at the events surrounding that fateful day in Dallas, but also at the legacy of Kennedy’s loss. Readers who want another perspective on American life during Camelot and its collapse might enjoy these sixties-set novels:



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

3 Comments on "Summoning the Sixties"

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  1.' Gerard says:

    James Ellroy’s dark view of the 1960’s – with a Kennedy assassination scheme – is in AMERICAN TABLOID and COLD SIX THOUSAND.

  2. The excellent detective series by Max Allan Collins featuring Nate Heller has turned to the Kennedy era. Last year’s “Bye Bye, Baby” concerning the death of Marilyn Monroe takes a look at her involvement with the Kennedys, Sinatra and the Lawfords. This month “Target Lancer” will publish as Nate Heller looks at the world surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Collins provides a great story steeped in thorough research. This are not to be missed.

  3.' Gerard says:

    Yeah, Collins has written about how he spends a lot of time researching the Heller stories.

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