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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

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ISBN13: 9780805096668
ISBN10: 0805096663
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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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"Immersively written...Mr. OReilly and Mr. Dugard succeed in investing a familiar national tragedy with fresh anguish....A powerful historical précis." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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"All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller." Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books.

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.

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KAHILI 501, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by KAHILI 501)
While I lived during this time, and thought I knew Kennedy's story, this book clarified everything. Bill also made details available of which I was unaware. Very absorbing to read, and almost impossible to put down.
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Garylovestoread, October 8, 2012 (view all comments by Garylovestoread)
Bill O'Reilly has done it again. In Killing Lincoln, he transported us via time machine to the end of the Civil War. While we read about the South's last gasp attempt to win the war, we saw President Lincoln masterfully creating hope that the days and years after the war would be peaceful. O'Reilly offers us a seat in Ford's Theater as we witness the President's final moments before he was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth. In Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly transports us to Cuba, Russia, Washington and finally Dallas where the age of Camelot ended with the killing of President Kennedy. We sit with President Kennedy as he faces down the Russians in their efforts to place nuclear missles in Cuba. We see his affairs with beautiful women and the love he has for his children. We feel bot the tension in the Cabinet Room and the joy he finds with his family and all things to do with the water. MR. O'Reilly, I can't believe in your political point of view, but I'm happy to read anything you have to offer in history. An outstanding job. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about a dark day in this countries history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805096668
Subtitle:
The End of Camelot
Author:
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Author:
O'Reilly, Bill
Author:
Dugard, Martin
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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