An excelent read.
This was another one of those books that you pick up, start reading, and can't put it down.
I was a little concerned in the first two or three chapters, because it did not start out the same as "Killing Lincoln", which I thoroughly enjoyed, however once I got into it I was spellbound.
In the beginning, Bill gives a lot of information about the affairs of JFK, and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed at first, but in the final chapters he ties it all together and I realized that all of the information in the early chapters WAS RELATIVE.
I passed the book on to my wife and she is reading it now. Her assessment is pretty much as the same as mine.
When I read KILLING LINCOLN, I was overwhelmed. It was so good! But, with KILLING KENNEDY O'Reilly and Dugard have outdone themselves. This book was truly amazing.
Perhaps this one touched me more because I was 16 to 19 during the period covered. I remember Kennedy's election, The idea of Camelot, Jackie's White House tour and, like so many Americans, I remember exactly where I was when the news was announced that the president was dead. I thought it was a joke. and then knew it was not. I watched LBJ being sworn in with Jackie by his side and the terrible funeral with John, Jr. saluting his father's casket. It was a sad time indeed.
This book reads like a novel. It just flows and is extremely hard to put down. I look forward to O'Reilly's next book as there just has to be one!
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