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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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Interesting and well-written, this is a historical account of JFK's assassination, along with with details of the political climate of the times and the events and key players of JFK's presidency. For a subject that has been written about so many times, I still learned new information, all told in a way that I found difficult to put down. The narration of the audiobook was very well done. ( )
  janb37 | Feb 13, 2017 |
Killing Lincoln was much better. This one reads like tabloid journalism, and is disjointed. Read Death of a President for a better look. There's nothing new, or insightful, or frankly, all that interesting here. ( )
  cookierooks | Nov 16, 2016 |
While it was good, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Killing Lincoln. I think that probably had more to do with the fact that I already knew most of what I read in Killing Kennedy, which wasn't the case with Lincoln, so it just didn't keep my attention as well. ( )
  ItEntertainsMe | Oct 4, 2016 |
Well written factual account of Kennedy's life, his loves, and his death. It was a quick read. I especially enjoyed the account of LBJ's relationship, or lack thereof, with the President and Bobby Kennedy. ( )
  LivelyLady | Sep 10, 2016 |
Great Read! Bill O'Reilly has such a way of a telling a story that you do not realize that you are actually learning history. There were so many things about this great American President and his death that I did not know. So glad I read this. ( )
  angbenton | Sep 2, 2016 |
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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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