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
I very much like Bill O'Reilly's style of narration. It is easy to "see" what he describes.
Killing Lincoln, of course, because of the similarity in the historical significance.
The description of the assassination in a minute-by-minute fashion. It was fascinating.
Not really, I enjoyed taking it in "bite-size" chunks which lenghtened my enjoyment.
After reading Lincoln, I was sure that i was going to buy a copy of Kennedy.When the book came out i read it from the library and i was amazed by it. Orielly & Duggard have come out with another political thriller better than a fiction. I found in audible that the book was narrated by Orielly himself. and decided to buy it.
I realized that i had missed a lot of subtleties when i read it myself and enjoyed the narration.
This is a great book and wonderful narration.
This is the best
Real Page turner and fascinated even though you know how it ends.
Absolutely. Historical, detailed, touching
As gruesome as it was, the details following the assassination, when Jacquie sat with JFK in the car at the hospital
Not yet, but I have just purchased Killing Lincoln as a result of how much I appreciated Killing Kennedy
Yes. Unfortunately my ipod battery and daily responsibilities made me take 3 sittings to finish it.
As hard as parts were to hear, I am glad to get details from an event that happened when I was only 8 years old. I feel like the "dots" have been connected.
Yes, would most probably buy another O'Reilly/Dugard book of similar historical significance. Purchased both Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy and give both the highest recommendation. Audible delivery of the books is difficult and would probably opt for the discs which is what I need for travel.
Bill O'Reilly makes history very interesting! wish I had had a history teacher that interesting in school! Can't wait for his next history lesson!
The period of the killing and the moments following.
Her response at the time of the killing.
Great book. So much of what happened during this time was never shared with me. I did not grow up during this time frame but I had a pedestal view of JFK and MLK. I was amazed with the behind the scenes of the President and his successes and failures. This was a great read. Bill O'Reilly is such a great narrator! I also listened to Killing Lincoln, however, Killing Kennedy was closer to my generation. I can wait for the next book that comes out.
The way it was presented. How it went into the background of all the main players in the story.
JFK because he was put in whole different light than I remember him. I was only 21 at the time and thought he was the greatest president in the world at the time. I still see many good things about him but see him in a whole different light now.
The Killing Of JFK as never before told
I think this is a must read for all. It is full of history that most of us probably do not know. We will never know if this was a lone gunman or part of a conspiracy
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
After "Killing Lincoln" the followup of "Killing Kennedy" (the end of Camelot) was just as engrossing. Even people who did not live through this time in American history (I did) will find this book not only complete but festinating and addictive.
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