Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Best Thing You’ll Read About JFK
In the days after President Kennedy’s assassination, the legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin set the standard for literary journalism written in the wake of tragedy. His columns for the New York Herald Tribune became instant classics, precisely because he chose to cover the unexpected human stories not at the heart, but on the periphery, of the breaking news.
Published here with Breslin’s permission are two of his iconic columns from those tumultuous days.