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Kennedy assassinated! : the world mourns : a reporter's story
Hampton, Wilborn.
Children's Fiction E842.9.H265 1997

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Summary: The story of a cub reporter who was there on the day President Kennedy died continues to astonish young readers--perfect for social studies classes. On November 22, 1963, the phone rang in the Dallas U.P.I. office. Wilborn Hampton, a cub reporter, answered and heard these words: "Three shots fired!" It was the voice of the U.P.I. White House reporter. The gunshots had been fired at President Kennedy--and young Hampton was the first to receive the news. This is his story, an award-winning account of a young man swept into the white-hot core of a tragedy that would shake the world. It is also a riveting minute-by-minute chronicle of how reporters collected the facts of the major news story of the twentieth century. KENNEDY ASSASSINATED! will leave readers with an unforgettable sense of the shock, grief, and enduring loss that every American experienced that day.


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