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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 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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    This is an excellent book of the last years of President Kennedy's life. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I honestly didn't know what to expect from Bill O'Reilly, but it is well written, very informative and definitely a good read. I was somewhat concerned it would be more political, but it is an excellent book; and I like that it not only tells the story of Kennedy, but also of Lee Harvery Oswald.

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    Bill O'Reilly writes in a way that captures the reader and the book Killing Kennedy was not only historically accurate but the reader feels the emotions and worries of the times in the USA when Kennedy became President. This is a very easy book to read and leaves one with a greater insight into this great tragedy.

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    Not history for me... I have now lived this event twice in one lifetime... Excellent

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    Well written impelling story-- I enjoyed it immensely!

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    Very well researched book. While any book of this nature will be somewhat speculative in it's interpretation of events, this book provides such a logical narrative of events leading to Kennedy's assassination that it gives the reader the sense that it is a very accurate depiction of what occurred.

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