Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot (Hardcover)

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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 Bi...

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    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 bookInto 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.

    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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    ISBN 9780805096668
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 325
    Publisher Date 2012-10-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Henry Holt & Co
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The End of Camelot
    Audience General/trade
    Authors O'Reilly, Bill

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    • Great book and history

      I've been interested in the Kennedy assassination since it happened. This book clearly explained what happened without all the conspiracy nonsense that cannot be proven. Just the main facts and information behind the scenes of President Kennedy's and Oswald's life of which I was not aware. Read this book for its history no matter what you think of the author.

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    • Great Read

      Ordered two, could not put mine down, Sister in law got the seond, and felt the same way.

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    • Killing Kennedy

      I bought this book for my husband for Christmas and he is very excited to start reading it after the Holidays. He said it is one of the best books he wanted for Christmas.

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    • Killing Kennedy

      I haven't read the book yet, but the condition & quality is great. Speedy delivery! Would definitely order again.

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    • i have not read this book, it was a gift

      I mean to read this book myself when the friend it was given to lends it back to me.

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