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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

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ISBN13: 9781427226846
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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.

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"Bill O'Reilly and Dugard deliver a riveting account of the John F. Kennedy assassination that illuminates key moments in the life of the 35th president, as well as the events that led up to his death. Covering everything from Kennedy's experiences during World War II and the schemes of Harvey Lee Oswald to the Cuban Revolution and the alienation of Lyndon B. Johnson by the Kennedy brothers, the author weaves a coherent and intriguing narrative that is enlivened in this audio edition. While O'Reilly's work on television might have prepared him for narration, the conservative commentator will surprise some listeners with the quality of his performance. His deep, powerful voice, timing, emphasis, and tone create tangible tension throughout. Though he is less convincing during more sentimental moments, O'Reilly's narration proves a great boon to this historical account, which will thoroughly engage listeners. A Henry Holt hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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Jackie Powell, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Jackie Powell)
An Great Audio Book! Bill O'Reilly does an excellent job as narrator for this book. He gives a lot of Background info on the Kennedy's and others who may have been connected to the Assassination of Kennedy. Through his descriptions we gain more insight what it was like for our country during that time. A Great Read whether you listen to the audio book or read the hardcover book. I also reccommend Killing Lincoln also by Bill O'Reilly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781427226846
Author:
O'reilly, Bill
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Author:
O'Reilly, Bill
Author:
Dugard, Martin
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 CDs, 8 hrs
Dimensions:
6.05 x 5.12 x 0.845 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bill O'Reilly and Dugard deliver a riveting account of the John F. Kennedy assassination that illuminates key moments in the life of the 35th president, as well as the events that led up to his death. Covering everything from Kennedy's experiences during World War II and the schemes of Harvey Lee Oswald to the Cuban Revolution and the alienation of Lyndon B. Johnson by the Kennedy brothers, the author weaves a coherent and intriguing narrative that is enlivened in this audio edition. While O'Reilly's work on television might have prepared him for narration, the conservative commentator will surprise some listeners with the quality of his performance. His deep, powerful voice, timing, emphasis, and tone create tangible tension throughout. Though he is less convincing during more sentimental moments, O'Reilly's narration proves a great boon to this historical account, which will thoroughly engage listeners. A Henry Holt hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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