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Publishers have flooded the market with books — both new and reprinted — about JFK this fall. Some hazard conspiracy theories or point out the failings of the Warren Commission. Others avoid the subject of the assassination, focusing on JFK's character and legacy. And one includes all 486 frames of the famous Zapruder film, published in their entirety for the first time.
In its heyday, Life magazine gave America its first look at what would become some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. A year after the release of the magazine's final issue, a new book offers a collection of some of the publication's most indelible images.
If you're still crossing items off your holiday gift list, remember this: You don't have to worry about the right fit or color, if you pick a book. Karen Grigsby Bates found plenty of titles worth adding to your shopping list, in categories ranging from novels to cookbooks.