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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (2012)

by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

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Title:Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Authors:Bill O'Reilly
Other authors:Martin Dugard
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
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Killing Kennedy : The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly (2012)


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Killing Kennedy, a good read that I recommend to my friends. It was interesting as I wasn't aware of a lot of the history in and around that time frame. Apparently I didn't pay attention in history class too well. So with that being said, I think that the information was helpful to me so I could understand what it was like.

I read this book pretty quickly, and enjoyed it and enjoyed the follow up of the people involved at the end of the book.

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  gma2lana | May 9, 2016 |
One thing I took away from the book is that the FBI investigated Oswald, he went from being an American Citizen to a Russian Citizen then back to an American Citizen how this did not send up red flags no pun intended. ( )
  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
The book covers a lot of ground that the Warren Commission took hundreds of pages to say. Quick read. ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
This biography covered both JFK's life and Lee Harvey Oswald's life and how the two paths came to cross. It focuses mainly on the most important issues and events in Kennedy's life and Oswald's including both personal relationships and political issues.

I listened to the audio, which was read well by O'Reilly. It was clear, straightforward and understandable. I liked it. ( )
  gaylebutz | Feb 11, 2016 |
O'Reilly successfully keeps with his straightforward tone and factual language to make the Killing Kennedy as great as his past and future books, if not better(however that is subjective).
I believe that this book may take precedence over other books by O'Reilly such as Killing Lincoln because of its recency. This recency allows readers to make more connections with Kennedy and his family. Emphasis on his family. Many do not know the turmoil that haunted the Kennedys. After the death of our president, the Kennedy family was in turmoil. The country was in turmoil. Grieving is hard enough for anyone, however when it is put on the national stage, it adds an indescribable quality that is hard to live with. Jackie Kennedy definitely felt this, as a single mother who was given little time to leaver her home, for the country and the world moved on. O'Reilly does a great job describing this chaos in the Kennedy family after our president's death.
It was a time of chaos for out country, and O'Reilly captured that and presented it to the best quality.
  TommyGodric | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805096663, Hardcover)

A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln.

More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor; recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy--and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody.

The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the reader. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.

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Recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy--and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.… (more)

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