Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Digital Partner with CBS News and The Discovery Channel to Publish Enhanced ebook of THE KENNEDY DETAIL
NEW YORK, November 3, 2010—Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Digital have partnered with CBS News and The Discovery Channel to publish a jointly-produced enhanced ebook, THE KENNEDY DETAIL: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence by Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin (on-sale November 12, 2010; ebook ISBN 9781451631739; $16.99).
The enhanced ebook features eighteen clips (nearly thirty minutes of video footage) including the classic 60 MINUTES interview in which Secret Service Agent Clint Hill tells Mike Wallace about the assassination. In addition to the 60 MINUTES clip, there are an additional fifteen videos from CBS News covering historic moments from JFK’s presidency including his inaugural speech, Walter Cronkite’s announcement of the death of President Kennedy, the news about the arrest and assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy’s funeral procession, and more. There are also two interviews from the upcoming Discovery Channel special based on THE KENNEDY DETAIL.
The enhanced ebook also contains never-before-seen photos taken from the book, which are placed throughout the text to bring the reader into the events surrounding that fateful day in November 1963.
In THE KENNEDY DETAIL, the men who served on the detail tell their stories for the first time to one of their own: Gerald Blaine. Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who is remembered as the one who jumped into the back of the car and pushed Jackie Kennedy into the back seat after President Kennedy had been shot, provides the foreword to the book.
Louise Burke, President and Publisher of Gallery Books, commented: “This enhanced ebook combines an amazing story told by Jerry Blaine and partners it with compelling and illuminating footage from CBS News and The Discovery Channel. It is truly a remarkable package.”
The enchanced ebook is available now on the iBookstore, which is included in a free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It is also available on the Kindle app for iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch.
To watch a preview of THE KENNEDY DETAIL enhanced ebook, please go to http://www.simonandschuster.com/kennedydetail
THE KENNEDY DETAIL: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence