Twenty-Six Seconds by Alexandra Zapruder audiobook

Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

By Alexandra Zapruder
Read by  Alexandra Zapruder

12, Twelve, Grand Central Publishing 9781455574810
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The moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder’s film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world. Abraham Zapruder didn’t know when he began filming President Kennedy’s motorcade on November 22, 1963 that his home movie would change not only his family’s life but American culture and history, as well. Now his granddaughter tells the whole story of the Zapruder film for the first time. With the help of personal family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, she traces the film’s complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, Federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder shows how twenty-six seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.

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The moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder’s film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world.

Abraham Zapruder didn’t know when he began filming President Kennedy’s motorcade on November 22, 1963 that his home movie would change not only his family’s life but American culture and history, as well. Now his granddaughter tells the whole story of the Zapruder film for the first time. With the help of personal family records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews, she traces the film’s complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, Federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, Zapruder shows how twenty-six seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Riveting. The Dallas Morning News
Exhaustively researched. Bookreporter
Riveting...offers up a complex and highly entertaining story of an assassination, a reel of film, and a Texas-based clan, which also draws in Dan Rather, Life magazine, Geraldo Rivera, the Warren Commission, a pile of money, and a whole lot more. The National Book Review
A moving and enlightening account of the famous film. Joyce Carol Oates, The Washington Post
Enlightening...an intelligent blend of memoir and cultural criticism that breaks fresh ground in the crowded field of JFK assassination studies. San Francisco Chronicle
Exhaustively researched. Bookreporter
Zapruder is a gifted writer and storyteller who delicately unravels a minor mystery few people know or care about, but that she makes human, complex and quite interesting. New York Times Book Review
A fascinating history. Men's Journal
Zapruder offers a unique perspective. New York Post
The odyssey of America's most famous amateur footage is recounted with skill and sensitivity....Alexandra is a fine storyteller... the story never lags...Alexandra Zapruder has written a book which transcends the film and the tragedy in Dallas. Washington Independent Review of Books
Zapruder is a gifted writer and storyteller who delicately unravels a minor mystery few people know or care about, but that she makes human, complex and quite interesting. New York Times Book Review
A first-rate work of biography and history, addressing the film and the family in all their complexity and character...absorbing, deeply researched. USA Today
A fascinating and cautionary tale. Wall Street Journal
[A] well-written exploration of conspiracy, propriety, copyright, and public good versus private gain...reaffirming [the film's] position as a true relic, one of the few in a secular world. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An intriguing history of one of the most significant home movies ever recorded. Kirkus Reviews
The fifty year saga of the most important witness to the JFK assassination-a home movie shot by Abraham Zapruder-is a high-stakes morality tale, suspenseful, thought-provoking, and at times nasty. Zapruder's embattled descendants defend their claim to the film, while researchers, conspiracy theorists, disapproving editorial writers and the federal government swirl around them, and millions of dollars hang in the balance. John Berendt, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
An intriguing history of one of the most significant home movies ever recorded. Kirkus Reviews
[A] well-written exploration of conspiracy, propriety, copyright, and public good versus private gain...reaffirming [the film's] position as a true relic, one of the few in a secular world. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A fascinating and cautionary tale. Wall Street Journal
Enlightening...an intelligent blend of memoir and cultural criticism that breaks fresh ground in the crowded field of JFK assassination studies. San Francisco Chronicle
A first-rate work of biography and history, addressing the film and the family in all their complexity and character...absorbing, deeply researched. USA Today
Riveting. The Dallas Morning News
Riveting...offers up a complex and highly entertaining story of an assassination, a reel of film, and a Texas-based clan, which also draws in Dan Rather, Life magazine, Geraldo Rivera, the Warren Commission, a pile of money, and a whole lot more. The National Book Review
A moving and enlightening account of the famous film. Joyce Carol Oates, The Washington Post
“A high-stakes morality tale, suspenseful, thought-provoking, and at times nasty.” John Berendt, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Alexandra Zapruder

Author Bio: Alexandra Zapruder

Alexandra Zapruder began her career on the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A graduate of Smith College, she later earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Harvard University. She is the author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English