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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Series: Killing (2)

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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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More like 2 1/2 stars. I didn't enjoy it as much as Killing Lincoln, but it was pretty good. A bit sensationalized in places and very much about the Kennedy administration rather than a focus on the assassination and aftermath. O'Reilly makes a lot of assumptions and embellishes situations--how could he possibly know the content of private conversations or the inner thoughts of the players involved? Pick it up if you want a quick read about Kennedy, his philandering ways, his brother Bobby, and a bit about his daily life in the White House. ( )
  GovMarley | Oct 7, 2014 |
Great book. Whatever you think of O'Reilly, read the book. If you don't want money to go to his pocket, order the book from his website, all profits go to charity. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
Simply one of the best books I have ever read. This book by O'Reilly is much better than his Killing Lincoln. This book is non-fiction and has more information than the general public knows about the Kennedys, the Oswalds, and the assassination. O'Reilly's first sentence sets the tone for the book, "The man with fewer than three years to live has his left hand on the Bible." ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Jul 19, 2014 |
This is an excellent beginner book on Kennedy. Reads like a novel. However the authors misuse of past and present tense grammar interrupted the narrative. This isn't just a few times either, it is continual thoughout the whole book. I'm befuddled how this book ever went to print. I wanted to give this a 4 or 5 star but the writing errors were too many and too serious. Still I would recommend it just be forewarned the writing can drive you abit nutty. ( )
  flippinpages | May 23, 2014 |
A good solid review of the events and some insight into the people. Probably nothing new for those deep into the JFK story. But it is good for someone looking for a quick read about the subject without all the conspiracy theories bogging the story down. In fact, it was the first time I came away from the subject thinking that maybe Oswald really could and did do this alone. No conspiracies needed. ( )
  wvoigt | May 18, 2014 |
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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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