Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns by Wilborn Hampton
A Reporter's Story

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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.
 

About Wilborn Hampton

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Wilborn Hampton is a theater critic for "The""New York Times."?Throughout a journalistic career that began in "Dallas " as a cub reporter covering the assassination of President Kennedy, and later carried?him to "London ," "Rome ," and the "Middle East " as a foreign correspondent, ?his abiding passion for the theater remained constant. After joining "The New York Times" as an editor, that lifelong love led?him into a position as a theater critic and feature writer, reviewing plays and conducting interviews on a freelance basis for the paper. Over the course of the past 20 years, ?he has reviewed more than 500 stage productions for "The Times," and although?he left?his editorial position on the paper in 2006, ?he continues to review plays and write articles on the theater on a regular basis. Hampton has published?several Young Adult nonfiction books: "Kennedy Assassinated: The World Mourns," "Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island" and "September 11, 2001: Attack on " "New York City " "," "War in the "Middle East ": A Reporter's Story" (those 4 were published by Candlewick Press), and a biography of Elvis Presley published?by Viking Childrens Books as part of their "Close Up" series.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Scholastic Inc. 82 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Hampton, an editor at the New York Times, was working as a cub reporter for the UPI office in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and gives a unique view of President Kennedy's assassination and the days tha

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"Hampton writes an engrossing blow-by-blow account of November 22, 1963, when, as a cub reporter for UPI, he was drafted to cover JFK's assassination," said PW in a Best Books citation.

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Hampton, an editor at the New York Times, was working as a cub reporter for the UPI office in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and gives a unique view of President Kennedy's assassination and the days that followed.

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