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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot | [Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard]

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Amazon Customer Fisher, MN, United States 01-02-13
    Amazon Customer Fisher, MN, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    Reliving history


    What other book might you compare Killing Kennedy to and why?

    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.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    When an author reads the book he can put the emphasis exactly where it was intended.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Davenport, Iowa, United States 01-01-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    Learning of exactly how the "Bay of Pigs" fiasco went together.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bobby Kennedy. He took no guff from anyone, even the director of the FBI and for sure was always watching his brother's back.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, but not really very exciting for someone of O'Reilly's capability


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but couldn't do it due to time constraints.


    Any additional comments?

    Bill should consider doing other biographies, but not necessarily of assasinated people.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JESA 4 Roses Dallas, TX, United States 10-04-12
    JESA 4 Roses Dallas, TX, United States 10-04-12
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    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    The inside dope daddy-o! Learned a lot about Kennedy the man.


    Any additional comments?

    Way to go Bill, who's next?

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Magnolia, TX, United States 10-04-12
    Mark Magnolia, TX, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2005
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    Would you listen to Killing Kennedy again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Killing Kennedy to and why?

    Killing Lincon


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    Always factual


    2 of 11 people found this review helpful
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