Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Unabridged)
by Martin Dugard & Bill O'Reilly
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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.
It's an ok book
It's an ok audiobook. However it's one mans opinion that does no necessarily reflect to the actual chain of events that happened on the terrible day in our history. Sounds like he is reading a LBJ, (one of the masterminds of the murder), written coverup speech!!
Great Book! An in depth look at the Kennedy Presidency and graphic details you won't find in history books.
O'Reilly is full of surprises
I have watched Bill O'Reilly on TV for brief periods in the past, I have found him to be obnoxious and often just a jerk. Imagine my surprise when I found that he is also a world class historian. This audiobook was given to me as a gift and I almost didn't listen to it. When I did, I found it was very engaging (I sat in my garage for 40 minutes because I didn't want to turn it off), very well researched, and the narration is great. This book is written as without the political spin I was expecting, it is very balanced and presents a fair and objective look at an interesting time in our hisotry. His style of starting on a day and using it as a tangent into Kennedy's early life is done very well. Overall, as a diehard liberal, I highly recommend this book. I still won't watch Mr. O'Reilly on TV, but I'll buy any historical book he writes.