InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Robert Caro’s Kennedy Assassination Account Coming as eBook Short

Vintage Books will publish an excerpt from Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power as a digital short, republishing his account of John F. Kennedy‘s assassination as Dallas, November 22, 1963.

The excerpt is part of Caro’s critically acclaimed biography series, The Years of Lyndon Johnson. The $1.99 eBook will come out October 1, 2013. Check it out:

We follow the slow path of the presidential motorcade through the streets of Dallas; we hear the shots;  we witness the dramatic events that ensue—the race to get JFK to Parkland Memorial Hospital;  the long minutes in which Johnson, unable to learn whether Kennedy is alive or dead, stands waiting in a Parkland cubicle.  We watch him take the oath of office on Air Force One, Kennedy’s blood-stained widow standing dazedly bedside him. And we see Johnson taking charge—taking command of the presidency with his unrivaled mastery of political power.

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!