Two intriguing titles are out this month based on historic November anniversaries:
November 22, 1963 changed the United
States forever. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding
in his motorcade, and a broken-hearted America has spent nearly 50 years
remembering and speculating about the tragic events in Dallas. In his
latest novel, mega-best-selling writer Stephen King asks a fascinating
question: What if you could go back in time and change that day? More
specifically: What if you could save JFK? In 11/22/63,
an English teacher travels back to 1958 and begins a quest to alter
history. Space and time are placed on the line in King’s
thought-provoking and much-anticipated novel. Remember this iconic
moment in history with a truly imaginative, harrowing read.
The only unsolved airline hijacking in American history occurred on November 24, 1971. The suspect, a man using the name D.B. Cooper, has remained unidentified since the fateful day when he collected a ransom of $200,000 and parachuted from a rear exit door of the hijacked Boeing 727. The FBI investigation has gone on for 40 years, and the man behind the crime became a legend. Geoffrey Gray’s Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper delves into this great American mystery and the tumultuous period in which it occurred. With Nixon in the White House, war raging in Vietnam and social unrest at home, Cooper came to be regarded as something of a Robin Hood-esque figure. The still-perplexing questions about what happened to this shadowy figure when he jumped from the plane will fascinate true-crime fans.