I love stories of heroes and villains. This is exactly that. Two deeply flawed men arriving at the intersections of glory and tragedy, meeting in a split second of time, casting the world's future into the hands of men with deeply flawed tunnel vision and self-serving dreams destined to baptize the nation in a pool of blood and agony. The paralleling of these two lives is a stroke of literary generous if only in its simplicity, engaging the listener in the anticipation and expectation of the culture's memorization of the final act of this classic Greek tragedy. A work of art that causes both admiration and tears for the fallen king and a mix of empathy and sorrow for the wasted life of the assassin whose needs for validation cost the world both blood and dreams. The loss of America's faith arrived that day from the end of a cheap Italian rifle even as the lord of body bags rode at a safe distance behind the exploding brain of Carolyn and John-John's daddy - ushering in the new age of cynicism.
Biased against JFK because of my parents' anti-JFK sentiments during my childhood, I rather reluctantly chose this book based more on my regard for the other "Killing" books. I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by yet another extremely well researched, well performed and compellingly pieced together & important period of American history.
A greater appreciation
Brought to life the many (almost unbelievable) issues being addressed all at the same time.
Him and Bobby talking over the Cuban missile problems
gave me great respect for JFK
Extremely interesting, very entertaining. I was instantly enthralled. This story is a touching, poignant and at times very sad recounting of an extremely important time in our nations past.