Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Unabridged)
by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
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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 listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening 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 20th 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 listener. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.
A wonderful work
Don't be swayed by the authors political stance. This book is a heartfelt and enduring tribute to a great man. Mr. Oreilly's prose, delivery, and content are nothing short of moving. As a staunce liberal, I have been taking flack for purchasing this book, but I assure you that despite your political leanings, Mr. O'reilly will move you with his touching look at this mans life. Thank you MR. O'Reilly. I learned facts I didn't know, and was moved to tears by the respect in which you paint this great American.
Even if you know so much you can't learn anymore , you'll be surprised , Great Read !
Bill O'Riley, Killing Lincoln was a very informative history lesson, and even though I lived through the time of Killing Kennedy I found the book to be another informatie history lesson. Amazing how much we don't know. Execllant book is hardly enougth to express how , moving and wonderful it was.
Alan Koch SC.