Kennedy locations in Dallas and Fort Worth

September, 2013. With a rented car I visited all locations in Dallas and Fort Worth related to the crime of the century, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I made lots of pictures; fifty of them are on this page. In 2009 I travelled to New Orleans, where Lee Harvey Oswald lived. The photos of that journey can be found here. My name is Perry Vermeulen, born Dec. 08, 1982. I wrote two books on the assassination in 2008 and 2012, both published in the Netherlands. A large Dutch article about my … [Lees meer...]

Lévy on the Kennedy assassination

These days I'm reading American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, (Random House, January 2006). A great book on the US, written by Bernard-Henri Lévy, a French public intellectual and author who travelled through the US in 2004 and 2005. You should all read it - it's been a while since I read such a great book on the United States. Off course he visits Dallas, and the Texas School Book Depository. "It is, more precisely, contained in this rare - perhaps unique - … [Lees meer...]

11/22/2013: 50 years after the JFK assassination

November 22, 2013. The assassination of John F. Kennedy was exactly 50 years ago. What happened in Kennedy's final hours? This is a liveblog on the events, from his departure in Fort Worth until the take off of Air Force One 3,5 hours later - now with a new President.  by PERRY VERMEULEN, STAN BOS and MIKE BOESCHOTEN Timeline of the assassination of John F. Kennedy 11:17 AM Air Force One takes off from Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth. During the flight to Dallas, John F. Kennedy … [Lees meer...]

Books Bill O’Reilly – some criticism

Bought Bill O'Reilly's well-written Killing Kennedy earlier this year in Holland and last week, while on holiday in the US, I bought the 'successor', Kennedy's Last Day's. I saw the huge billboard on Times Square in New York - this was something I wanted to read! I bought it at Newseum, in Washington, DC - the beautiful museum that has a great exhibition on Kennedy as we speak (go see it!!).  by PERRY VERMEULEN After reading the book on the plane back to the Netherlands, I must say I am … [Lees meer...]

Kennedy in Berlin

In April 2012, I went to Berlin. The first place we visited, was the public square in front of the Rathaus Schöneberg, where Kennedy delivered his 'Ich bin ein Berliner'-speech on June 26, 1963. by PERRY VERMEULEN Watching the Wall Kennedy arrived in West-Germany on June 23 and visited Bonn, Frankfurt, Hanau and Cologne. In the morning of the 26th he flew to Berlin. "We’ll never have another day like this one, as long as we live", was how John F. Kennedy described the enthusiastic … [Lees meer...]

Naked on a boat

This is a beautiful story about John F. Kennedy and some ladies on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, in the summer of 1956. The above photo could have changed history, according to TMZ, a website on entertainment news, who published it in September 2009. by PERRY VERMEULEN Kennedy enjoying a vacation My second book starts with this narrative and I always begin my lectures with it: it says something about the image of the President. The photo shows two naked women jumping off the boat and … [Lees meer...]