If Kennedy Lived

If Kennedy Lived

The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy : An Alternate History

Book - 2013
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Shares an assessment of Kennedy's administration as it might have evolved had he not been assassinated, covering such topics as the 1964 campaign, his private life issues, and his approaches to Vietnam, civil rights, and the Cold War.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
ISBN: 9780399166969
Branch Call Number: 973.922 GREENFI
Characteristics: xv, 249 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 29, 2017

I disagree with rene1951. While this could, at a long stretch, be classified loosely as Sci Fi, this is more an exercise in political/historical speculation using what has actually occurred to discover possibly could have followed. As such, in the afterward, the author gives a combination of his reasoning with a bibliography. Everything prior to Dallas is real, everything afterward is a combination of rearranging historical events/speeches/conversations/etc and speculation. The result is a fascinating look at a timeline that wasn't. A must for alternate history buffs and real history buffs alike.

AEPowers60 Apr 03, 2014

Interesting speculation to be filed under the heading of alternative history. Greenfield's "counterfactuals" are based on deductions arrived at from talking to contemporaries and otherwise solid research.


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