Synopses & Reviews
On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes briefly, but is hunted down, captured, and then shot dead while in police custody.
Kennedy's Last Days is a gripping account of the events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century. Author Bill OReilly vividly describes the Kennedy familys life in the public eye, the crises facing the president around the world and at home, the nations growing fascination with their vigorous, youthful president, and finally, the shocking events leading up to his demise.
Adapted from Bill OReillys best-selling historical thriller Killing Kennedy, with an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, and art on every spread, Kennedys Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This exciting book will captivate adults and young readers alike.
Praise for Killing Kennedy:
"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
"All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller."—Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor
"A thoroughly documented, visually rich presentation." -- Kirkus Reviews"The popularity of the adult title will drive interest, but this book is strong enough to draw its own audience. An excellent choice for middle-school libraries." -- School Library Journal
“Although the book is targeted for a younger audience, Edward Herrmanns narration is magnificently suited for both adult and child listeners. He leads his audience expertly through this fact-filled account to its unforgettable end. Herrmann creates a compelling cadence that builds to a crescendo as the drama and horror unfold in the last chapters of Kennedys life…Adult listeners who remember that fateful day will feel a strong connection to Herrmanns presentation.” - AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
About the Author
Bill OReilly is the anchor of The OReilly 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.