Vintage Books will publish an excerpt from Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power as a digital short, republishing his account of John F. Kennedy‘s assassination as Dallas, November 22, 1963.
The excerpt is part of Caro’s critically acclaimed biography series, The Years of Lyndon Johnson. The $1.99 eBook will come out October 1, 2013. Check it out:
We follow the slow path of the presidential motorcade through the streets of Dallas; we hear the shots; we witness the dramatic events that ensue—the race to get JFK to Parkland Memorial Hospital; the long minutes in which Johnson, unable to learn whether Kennedy is alive or dead, stands waiting in a Parkland cubicle. We watch him take the oath of office on Air Force One, Kennedy’s blood-stained widow standing dazedly bedside him. And we see Johnson taking charge—taking command of the presidency with his unrivaled mastery of political power.