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JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION JIM BISHOPNoted American author and columnist, wrote the award-winning book The Day Kennedy Was Shot. Outstanding and historically important typed manuscript (unsigned), a first draft of an article for The Ladies Home Journal, titled: "That day-a decade ago-in Dallas", 18pp., written in 1973 on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Over 150 holograph corrections, type-outs, removed passages, etc. are present in this exceptional manuscript which would eventually become Bishop's follow-up to his acclaimed book The Day Kennedy was Shot. In part "......Mrs. Kennedy had shouted: 'What are they doing to you?'. She tried to climb out on the trunk of the car. In a matter of fact way, she said: 'They have shot his head off'. ...Outside the hospital...a Secret Service agent was arguing in a whisper with Mrs. Kennedy. 'No!, she was saying...you know he is dead...let me alone'. Richard Nixon, who left Dallas that morning (he was working for Coca Cola) said 'The President may have to drop Johnson as his running mate....he is a liability to the ticket. As Nixon nodded, got into his limousine, a reporter ran to him: "'Hey! he shouted: 'Kennedy has been shot in Dallas!'.Vice President Johnson stood inside the drapes of the clinic cubicle (Parkland Hospital) and said: 'Think he will be able to make the speech at the trade mart'? Jack Valentine, an aide to Lyndon Johnson (three cars behind Kennedy in the motorcade), found himself in a runaway automobile cutting in and out of freeway traffic. When the limousine swung to a stop, Valenti walked in a daze through the jumble of shouting and hysteria at Parkland Hospital. He heard the sobs...then he knew.....the President was gone...". This is literally the tip of the iceberg for this manuscript contains recollections not available in any other source. Sold with a final draft carbon type-script. Very good to fine.
Estimate $ 400-600

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