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About “22 Days Hath November”

Dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Ferrell

“We live lives based upon selected fictions. Our view of reality is conditioned by our position in space and time — not by our personalities as we like to think. Thus every interpretation of reality is based upon a unique position.

Two paces to the east or west and the whole picture is changed. In the end everything will be found out to be true of everybody.” Lawrence Durrell



This book reads like a private journal, one surreptitiously typed on a manual typewriter late at night. In fact, the typeface is one we haven’t seen in a modern novel in quite some time (typewriter) which gives the reader the mood of the book right away. The story moves from place to place, in voices person to person, while spinning out the differing events that culminated in the loss of a president and the loss of our political innocence.

What makes this novel a great read is that JFK is not merely observed, he speaks, he dreams. You know what is happening to him and around him, creating the suspense that makes you turn page after page. It doesn’t build from a perfect man, no, indeed, both JFK and RFK are shown to have failures, both in public and private. Some may be the author’s own conclusions, but the evidence is clear that John Kennedy was living life everyday at its fullest.

“22 Days Hath November” is named after the school song we all learned back in the 1960’s and school children probably still learn today:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Save February, with twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine each leap year.

It reminds us that every month has only so many days, and November 1963 had only 22.

Robert Kennedy with President Kennedy

Robert Kennedy with President Kennedy

If you are weary of theories and biographies of the famous in history, read Bob Dorff’s book and order one for your friends. Meticulously sourced, the book has not only the probable truth within, but also considerable insights to give anyone a second (or third) thought about what really happened before, during, and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally, and the pain of a nation.

22 Days Hath November

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Dorff; 1st edition (August 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1424338271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424338276
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.8 inches

The One Book Every American Should Read
By Frank A. Feldinger “journalist” (Los Angeles)

There are more than 2,000 books about the murder of President John Kennedy; this is the ONE you need to read.
If you are an historian or researcher looking for never-before revealed facts about the assassination; if you are a citizen who wants to know how the greatest American tragedy of the 20th century became the greatest official CRIME of that century or if you are just a lover of the very latest and best who-dunnits, “22 Days Hath November” is the book you can’t put down.

It reads like the very best historical fiction except — lamentably — it is historical fact; scrupulously researched, multi-sourced and shockingly factual. “22 Days Hath November” presents new evidence, new witnesses and new truths in solving a 45-year-old murder mystery.

If you love America, it is your duty — and your pleasure — to read this book

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