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JFK: History Of An Image
JFK: History Of An Image
By Thomas Brown
Indiana University Press, 1988, 150 pp

Appraisals of John F. Kennedy have shifted, in the quarter-century since his assassination in Dallas, from idolization to bitter disillusionment to more complex and balanced analysis. This careful description and explanation of changing images is a contribution to understanding Kennedy's meaning in American history. It can be argued that Kennedy, like Woodrow Wilson, has had a greater impact since his death than he did alive.