Joseph McBride's new book, 'Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit'
Joseph McBride new book, 'Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit'. Joseph was just in Dublin to give the keynote address at the recent second annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. Joseph was a volunteer in JFK's 1960 Wisconsin presidential primary campaign and has studied the assassination since minutes after it happened in 1963. He launched his own personal investigation of the case in 1982, and his thirty-one-year work on it has turned up many fresh and surprising revelations.
The book is now available on Amazon.com in the U.S.
Joseph McBride appeared (Thursday 18 July 2013 at 4pm) on Newstalk Radio Ireland 106-108fm to talk about his new book. Listen back here (interview starts 07:19)
Pulitzer-Prize winning author and former foreign correspondent of The Washington Post, Glenn Frankel will present a lecture at this year’s John Ford Ireland Film Symposium on the historical background of John Ford’s classic ‘The Searchers’ which inspired his new book. The book ‘The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend’ examines and unravels the real-life case on the kidnapping of a young girl by Comanches in East Texas in 1836 which went on to inspire the story of the 1956 film. Frankel’s book has received unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Publisher’s Weekly who described it as “a gripping portrayal of a mesmerizing period of American history” and from director Martin Scorsese, who in The Hollywood Review, called it “fascinating... and excellent”.
Frankel, who will leave his position as the Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in 2014 to concentrate on being a full-time author has spent spells reporting from Africa, Europe and Asia and won his Pulitzer Prize for his “sensitive and balanced coverage” of issues in the Middle East and Israel.
The author’s lecture, will also describe how in the process, the story of ‘The Searchers’ has become a great foundational myth on how the American West was won, and he will also touch upon other aspects of his long and distinguished career.
This detailed and insightful event will take place as part of the Symposium on Friday June 7 at 1pm at The National Concert Hall, with tickets at €5 / €4.50.