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 listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening 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 20th 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 listener. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.
©2012 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
Living through the 60s, this book reminds us of our naïveté and the painful coming of age of our nation...how our world has changed in fifty years!
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
A real page turner. Killing Lincoln was more informative in my opinion but this was still insightful especially into the mind of Oswald. Not much new here for the conspiracy thoeriest, but intesting read all the same.
I'm not a strong reader, audio editions are always better than print.
Hearing about the assassination from a close up and personal point of view really hit me.
There was too much focus on Kennedy's sexual escapades... we get it, he was a sex addict.
I enjoyed the explanations of the various events of the Kennedy presidency, I was less impressed with the details of Kennedy's womanizing.
Recounting the actual assasination and how the details unfolded.
No, this book covered the life of Kennedy in full.
Having read Killing Lincoln first I was a bit disappointed with this book as it really didn't have much in it that I didn't remember from when he was killed.
When an author reads the book he can put the emphasis exactly where it was intended.
Learning of exactly how the "Bay of Pigs" fiasco went together.
Bobby Kennedy. He took no guff from anyone, even the director of the FBI and for sure was always watching his brother's back.
Yes, but not really very exciting for someone of O'Reilly's capability
Yes, but couldn't do it due to time constraints.
Bill should consider doing other biographies, but not necessarily of assasinated people.
Born in NY, Hated South FL, 20 Years in NOLA, Melting in TX. --I love me some audiobooks!!
The inside dope daddy-o! Learned a lot about Kennedy the man.
Way to go Bill, who's next?
The only thing i missed was the pictures that are in the book. Audible should have a area where we can get this art work to look at.
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