Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy

The End of Camelot

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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 people have enjoyed 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 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 listener. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2012.
ISBN: 9781427226846
Branch Call Number: 973.922 ORE
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin
Alternative Title: End of Camelot


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bnotash70 Aug 10, 2014

Learned about the Bay of Pigs which I lived through, but really had no understanding of at the time. Didn't realize how young he and Jackie had been in the White House. The exploration of Lee Harvey Oswald's psyche was very interesting, as was that of Lyndon Johnson.

Apr 08, 2014

I've never understood why O'Reilly has so many books about killing people. He plea bargained his way out of a sexual assault charge and God only knows what he doe's behind the scenes

Apr 08, 2014

Easy reading book that gives you the behind the scenes look at history.

Dec 02, 2013

This was an outstanding account of the last days of President Kennedy, and the events leading up to his death. No conspiracy stuff, just plain facts about all the people involved in President Kennedy's final days, and the high and low points of his life.

Oct 20, 2013

Its a lot of 'facts' sometimes its hard to pay attention too, but I knew nothing about the Kennedy's before the book, or the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy doesn't 'die' until the end of the 6th CD - so most of the book is about his 20's until his death. and Bill doesn't get into all of the conspiracy theories...

patmike41 Jun 24, 2013

This book is well written but no as informative as "Killing Lincoln". Still, it was worth the read and, though most of the facts were known to me, there was some additional information that added to one's overall view of JFK and his clan.

Mar 05, 2013

This was a very interesting book. I found it more interesting then Killing LIncoln.

pigpigmonster Jan 15, 2013

I wish the library could have more copies

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