Killing Kennedy - Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Killing Kennedy

By Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: United States
Killing Kennedy book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,658 Ratings)

Killing Kennedy Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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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  • Killing Kennedy

    By Dom0300
    This is the first book by Bill O'reilly that I have read and it was mind blowing. The main thing I love about the book is how much you begin to feel for these characters and how much you feel invested in what happens to them. There came a point in the book where I really didn't want the killing to happen because you care about Kennedy and Jackie. Very well written and perfectly paced. I would highly recommend it.
  • Killing Kennedy

    By MzLaurennn
    A wonderfully written book. Very informative, and it's written in facts that grab your attention. Amazing to read how the timeline of this wonderful president played out in his life. Great book. Must read!
  • Killing Kennedy

    By Sonardog
    This was an outstanding book.i gave me a better understanding whoJFK really was. Highly recommend
  • A Must Read for Fans of Kennedy and of American History

    By Sir Paul1969
    I would recommend reading this if you are a fan of Kennedy! It's a great narrative of not only his Assassination, but also of his Administration and his Personal Scandals. It truly shows everyone's character when they're not in the Public Eye! An Excellent Read!
  • Killing Kennedy

    By Terrellboater
    Listened to this book on CD and was absolutely riveted by the author's reading of the story; found myself sitting in the car in the garage (motor off) listened to the CD instead of coming in the house. Every American should read this book! (Or listen to it)
  • Incredible

    The facts and other items of his life one felt as if you were right there.
  • Killing Kennedy

    By Armik B
    Good book not as good as Lincoln
  • Killing Kennedy

    By Specteam6
    300 pages of fluff and innuendo. Very little substance but plenty of salacious passages about sexual dalliances; none of which had anything to do with the assassination. What a waste of time and money.
  • Yes. Read this book

    By Paul & Spencer
    I don't read a lot of books but got this on a solid recommendation. It's poignant, sweet, funny, sincere, heart felt, extremely intense and most of all insightful and informative. Really good read.

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