The Story Behind the Book

Tony had just turned 16 when he spent a day with his idol John F. Kennedy. It is a true story, written exactly as it took place during President Kennedy’s visit to the author’s hometown, Tampa, Florida, on November 18, 1963.

The author, now a veteran journalist, advertising and real estate practitioner, describes the day he experienced the President of the United States only four days before the chief executive would be assassinated in Dallas.

Young Tony’s experience could probably never happen again. The times, the current levels of security, the constraints of a tight schedule, and so many other factors would prevent a president from interacting with the public and especially a young photographer in the same way Kennedy did on that fateful day.

It’s doubtful a kid, shooting for his high school newspaper, could possibly gain the same access today.

Tony tells you exactly what it was like to interact with the President of the United States and one so beloved by the masses. He describes the planning, excitement, security precautions and even several personal brushes he had with Kennedy.

His pictures are amazing and well presented. It’s a book you’ll want to pass down for generations so others can see and understand what happened fifty years ago.

“John F. Kennedy: An Amazing Day for a President and a Kid with His Camera” is also a great gift for those who remember Kennedy first hand and for those who were not around to experience Camelot.

About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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