British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
"What were you doing the day that Kennedy was shot?" My young co-worker looked at me and said "No you are wrong Ms. Kane, he died in a plane crash over 'Hyacinth' Island"! So it is official I am old and there is a whole generation out there who know nothing about America's Royal family. I resisted the urge to tell her to GO TO HER ROOM, as I am sure that HR would have just loved that and then I debated between a Starbucks run or a Xanax!
I, unlike many other reviewers DID learn a lot about Camelot and my mind was opened to several different scenarios with regards to how that dreadful day ran its course. Personally I was always so very sure that VP Lyndon B. Johnson had orchestrated Kennedy's death. Imagine my surprise when reading O'Reilly's claim that the VP was treated with such little respect. Only two or so hours of time with POTUS during a 12 month period. Having been used in order to get the 'Top Job' and then dropped like a hot potato once you are no longer needed. Of course I still have an open mind about these tales though I do have a feeling that the acorns never fell too far from the tree when it came to the Kennedy children.
Joe Kennedy was a manipulative user. Rose 'hid' behind religion knowing full well that her husband thought that the 10 Commandments were the 10 Suggestions when it came to the Kennedy Klan. O'Reily, who, gave a great performance, has opened my mind to realizing that Joe’s children were, perhaps more like him than I previously thought. Please bear in mind that I was brought up in Europe where we thought of Kennedy as a Saint rather that a man.
An excellent read/listen.
it was very interesting to listen too. I am not fond of the narration nor the writing, it seemed choppy and to jump around a bit before getting back on track to the topic. the jumping around allowed to shed light on different influences or different people in kennedys life but the choppiness of it lost me a few times.
Overcoming a disability. Fascinated with the Bible.I love Jesus.Taught School for 21 years, married,4 kids. Enjoy Nature,Kites,Cycling.
Well worth reading! The account presents the facts, in a straightforward linear fashion. Though conspiracies are mentioned, the focus is on the realities of the nation, and the lives of all involved.
great book, often annoyed by O'Reilly's narration.
Read Killing Reagan, loved it, every aspect.
The story and content of Killing Kennedy is great, but honestly, O'Reilly is a spitty, sometimes bored-sounding narrator. The use of a different narrator in a Killing reagan made all the difference.
Still an excellent book, but would probably prefer to read, rather than listen, to this one.
History comes alive with this book. I know what you're thinking. "Really? Another Kennedy book?" While I might have agreed before I read it, I completely disagree now. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys history. It's a must read for anyone who is interested in this country. It's also a great read for those who don't even care. This goes beyond just the assassination, and delves into the life, & presidency of Kennedy. It also peppers in history of the time. While there was a lot going on in the 60s, this has just the right amount of intrigue surrounding the assassination. Not too heavy on conspiracy theories, not overly pro magic bullet theory. It's also not all about politics and policy and more focused on the ties and personal life of the president. Again, a great read for anyone. Especially anyone who wasn't alive at the time. It really gives a picture of history that is contrary to how some believe it may have been.
We enjoyed all the factual information Riley gives in this book.
We listened to "Killing Patton". We like the way Riley gives the date and the time that the events took place.
We didn't know that JFK was such a philanderer.