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Twenty-Six Seconds

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I can't tell you how many times I've watch the Zapruder film. That 26 seconds of film that totally changed the world has been analyzed frame by frame in countless documentaries and movies so I wondered what this book would cover that was new.
Turns out, it covered quite a bit.
Written by granddaughter, Alexandra Zapruder, who lays out the story behind the story. She discusses her grandfather's immigration from anti-semitic Russia through Ellis Island and eventually ending up in Dallas, Texas. 
She speaks fondly of a man who simply wanted to film the president and ended up being thrown in the middle of Kennedy's post-assassination chaos.
I enjoyed her writing as it's tight and informative, but it's a different perspective to that day and the events that followed from her family's interviews with the FBI to the battle of possession and ownership of the film itself.

For anyone who' wants to know more about the story behind the man who filmed those 26 seconds and captured a horrible moment in time, this is a must read.

*I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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As someone who was not born when JFK was assassinated, I only know what the record books have said about the assassination.  I was thrilled to get a chance to read this book by Alexandra Zapruder. This is one of the best historical books that I have ever read.  What a wonderful book this is.  Thank you for writing this book.
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