Kennedy locations in Dallas and Fort Worth

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September, 2013. With a rented car I visited all locations in Dallas and Fort Worth related to the crime of the century, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I made lots of pictures; fifty of them are on this page. In 2009 I travelled to New Orleans, where Lee Harvey Oswald lived. The photos of that journey can be found […]

Lévy on the Kennedy assassination

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These days I’m reading American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, (Random House, January 2006). A great book on the US, written by Bernard-Henri Lévy, a French public intellectual and author who travelled through the US in 2004 and 2005. You should all read it – it’s been a while since I read such a great book on the […]

11/22/2013: 50 years after the JFK assassination

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November 22, 2013. The assassination of John F. Kennedy was exactly 50 years ago. What happened in Kennedy’s final hours? This is a liveblog on the events, from his departure in Fort Worth until the take off of Air Force One 3,5 hours later – now with a new President.  by PERRY VERMEULEN, STAN BOS […]

Hyannis Port

The Kennedy Compound

I always come back to the Cape and walk on the beach when I have a tough decision to make. The Cape is the one place I can think and be alone. – President John F. Kennedy door STAN BOS A summer house in Hyannis Port, Massachussetts Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy purchased […]

John F. Kennedy’s last night

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“There are no faint hearts in Fort Worth.” Those were the words of President John F. Kennedy on the morning of Friday November 22nd, 1963. On that rainy and chilly morning thousands gathered in front of the Hotel Texas in downtown Fort Worth to listen to his final outdoor speech. Just a few hours later […]

Books Bill O’Reilly – some criticism

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Bought Bill O’Reilly’s well-written Killing Kennedy earlier this year in Holland and last week, while on holiday in the US, I bought the ‘successor’, Kennedy’s Last Day’s. I saw the huge billboard on Times Square in New York – this was something I wanted to read! I bought it at Newseum, in Washington, DC – the beautiful museum that […]

Parkland Memorial Hospital

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After the shots were fired at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, president John F. Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, only four miles from were the incident occurred. The severely wounded president of the United States was brought into trauma room number one, were the doctors pretty soon came to the conclusion that his live […]

The address Kennedy never delivered

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On the day of his death, John F. Kennedy was scheduled to deliver a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart. The President was invited by the Dallas Citizens Council and the members of the Dallas Assembly, who held their annual meeting. Kennedy never arrived at his destination. Minutes before his arrival he was assassinated at Dealey Plaza, […]

Kennedy in Berlin

Kennedy in Berlin

In April 2012, I went to Berlin. The first place we visited, was the public square in front of the Rathaus Schöneberg, where Kennedy delivered his ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’-speech on June 26, 1963. Hovering over the large image shows me at the square. by PERRY VERMEULEN Watching the Wall Kennedy arrived in West-Germany on […]

Naked on a boat

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This is a beautiful story about John F. Kennedy and some ladies on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, in the summer of 1956. The above photo could have changed history, according to TMZ, a website on entertainment news, who published it in September 2009. by PERRY VERMEULEN Kennedy enjoying a vacation My second book starts […]