This newspaper has arranged to make it available to all its readers at the very reasonable rate of $2. It will not be sold through bookstores.
Since the president’s murder Nov. 22 there have been thousands of stories and pictures, with memories piling on memories. The AP’s 100-page book will bring together the best of these in a permanent record of living history.
It will include color as well as black and white photographs — some already classics, some published for the first time.
The moving narrative will trace in detail the events to the instant of the tragedy — Lee Oswald’s full history, the last happy moments of the Kennedy Texas tour, and the last sad journey to Arlington. It will cover the president’s death at the hospital, the transfer of power to President Johnson, and how the word reached the other Kennedys, the nation and the world.
The whole story — concise, complete, lavishly illustrated — will appear in this one book.