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Thursday marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. These three new books focus on his presidency.

The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis (W.W. Norton) by David G. Coleman uses recently released tapes to describe a security crisis far more complex - and longer-lasting - than has been thought.

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Henry Holt) by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard is the Fox News host's dramatic, thrillerlike retelling of the events leading up to the president's assassination.

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Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy (Hyperion), selected by Ted Widmer, with a foreword by Caroline Kennedy, gathers annotated transcripts of many of the recordings made in the Oval Office and Cabinet Room during major events of 1962-63; includes two audio CDs.

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