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Learn more about the books written by the experts who appear in "As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years":

A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

By Philip Shenon | Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, began "A Cruel and Shocking Act" as an attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission. But it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington.

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By Robert A. Caro | "The Passage of Power" follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant periods of his career-1958 to 1964. </p><p></p>In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, we see the events of Nov. 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's eyes.

With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit

By Dale K. Myers | Myers brings 35 years of research to this second-by-second account of the murder of Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippit - killed 45 minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy - and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.

With Malice weaves first-hand accounts (many taken from personal interviews), newly released documents, and previously unpublished photographs into a detailed tapestry of facts that lifts the mystery surrounding this pivotal moment in American history.

When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

By Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, Wes Wise | The minutes, hours, and days after President John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, provided no ready answers about what was going on, what would happen next, or what any of it meant. President Kennedy's assassination was the first time such big breaking news was covered spontaneously-this book tells the stories of four men who were at the epicenter of it all.

The Kennedy Years: A Memoir

By Jacques Lowe, Thomasina Lowe | Jacques Lowe was the official photographer of John F. Kennedy's pivotal 1960 campaign for the presidency as well as his personal photographer following his election, with unprecedented access to the president's family and inner circle.