November 22, 1963: Witness to History, by Hugh Aynesworth – The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

November 22, 1963: Witness to History, by Hugh Aynesworth

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Hugh Aynesworth, a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, bureau chief of both Newsweek and the Washington Times and an investigative team leader for ABC’s 20/20, was a young science and aviation reporter at The Dallas Morning News when he witnessed the assassination of President Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Suddenly thrust into the breaking news of events as they unfolded, Aynesworth became the only known reporter to be present for the three major events of that weekend: the assassination, the arrest of alleged assassin and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.

 In this intriguing behind-the-scenes narrative, significantly updated and expanded from Aynesworth’s previous book, JFK: Breaking the News (2003), the veteran investigative journalist recreates the harrowing hours following President Kennedy’s death, constructs detailed portraits of Lee Harvey Oswald’s family, and dispels several false and misleading accounts to reach a powerful, personal conclusion to the assassination story.

 Hardcover, 236 pages, Brown Books Publishing Group, 2013

6.25 x .75 x 9.25 inches