National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film: Mr. Zapruder's Home Movie And the Murder of President Kennedy

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9780963859549: National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film: Mr. Zapruder's Home Movie And the Murder of President Kennedy

This is the true story of a little piece of 8mm film made in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas, Texas. Abraham Zapruder's 26-second home movie captured in horrific clarity the public murder of the President. His six-foot long filmstrip soon became one of the most monetarily valuable artifacts in world history, and arguably "the most historic film ever shot." Zapruder's film and its subsequent study and interpretation by government investigations, the mass media and thousands of assassination buffs, is a controversial and convoluted tale. Richard Trask puts the film's significance into a readable context and displays how this small slice of historic reality has become the image by which the Kennedy assassination will forever be remembered.

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This is a 392 page, sewn, soft-cover, edition on acid-free paper and includes extensive backnotes. Contents of this book include 133 illustrations, with a 16-page color section.

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Josiah Thompson, author of the seminal work, "Six Seconds in Dallas," wrote the author about this book: "Since 1963, book after book has been churned out on the Kennedy assassination. With few exceptions, these have been works of advocacy. Long after they've been forgotten, Richard Trask's works of true historical scholarship will be remembered. His 'Pictures of the Pain' (1994) set a standard for objective scholarship which has made it a leading reference work. His new book on the Zapruder film, 'National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film' (2005), is even better. Its scrupulous scholarship and attention to detail, its avoidance of advocacy, make it the definitive work on the Zapruder film. Anyone serious about studying the photographic record of the assassination needs both in their library."

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