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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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    Grandspud So Cal 10-20-13
    Grandspud So Cal 10-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nothing New, but Great Overall Book on Subject"
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    If you read only one book on JFK, this should be the one. It presented history through engaging prose and covered the subject well. There were no "revelations," just the true story with all its facts, both heroic and despicable.

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    Mike 03-20-13
    Mike 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    I enjoyed Bill O'Reilly's telling of the story of this fascinating man and the recap of this tumultuous period of our history. Although most of the general facts have already been reported over time and by various accountings, I enjoyed learning about many of the details that had been previously unknown to me. Overall I enjoyed the read and recommend the book to others.


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    wayne New Bern, NC, United States 03-18-13
    wayne New Bern, NC, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another highly hard hitting story from O`Reilly"
    If you could sum up Killing Kennedy in three words, what would they be?

    Worth your time


    What did you like best about this story?

    We get a inside look at politics and how the public is deceived by the men and women in power.


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

    Bill has a no nonsense approach to the subject matter and you can hear that in his voice.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I HIGHLY recommend this book as a must listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Reuben 03-09-13
    Reuben 03-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Loving the time saving, knowledge gaining audiobook. There's nothing like a good listen. Currently enjoying genres of survival/adventure, economics, politics, history and religion.

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    "An interesting insight"

    One often wonders what really happens in the private lives of politicians. This book provides an excellent insight into the life and death of a rather famous one, worth the time if you're half curious about Kennedy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Theo Tsourdalakis 03-07-13
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    "EXCELLENT BOOK - DEFINITELY WORTH THE LISTEN"

    The content and format and presentation of this book is excellent.
    It was very easy to listen too
    It had lots of usefull bits of highly interesting information about Kenedy etc.

    The ONLY signficant shortcoming is that he tows the official line of having Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. He does not explain any of the contradicting evidence such as Kenedies head lunging backwards when the bullet was meant to have come from there or other anomalies. Apart from this weakness I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt much by listening to it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Sykesville, MD, United States 03-05-13
    Brian Sykesville, MD, United States 03-05-13
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    "Great book!"
    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    The way O'Reilly presented the story (in writing and in Narration)


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were SO many interesting facts about Kennedy (family and White House) that I hadn't previously learned in History classes (high school nor college). O'Reilly was knowledgeable and was upfront about the information in the story being FACT (any opinion or speculation was excluded)... it was clear that the reader (or listener) would be left to draw his/her own conclusions.


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kennedy's assassination was very moving for me. As I went through the book, I became very attached as if I personally knew President Kennedy and his family. When the assassination portion of the book was played, I was surprised how touched (very sad) I felt...I hadn't realized just how enthralled I was into the story!


    Any additional comments?

    HIGHLY recommend this book to all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Fredericksburg, VA, United States 02-25-13
    Renee Fredericksburg, VA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Killing Kennedy Delivers"
    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    Although Mr. O'Reilly's voice does tend to lack emotion during key points, I enjoyed the well researched content.


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

    Similar in title to Killing Lincoln, both incorporated factual details that made a connection to me as a listener.


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I prefer Killing Kennedy to Killing Lincoln. I believe the reason is simple, as a child growing up in the 60s and 70s I could relate to the Kennedy children, loved the elegant Jackie, and wanted desperately to believe in Camelot.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    For one brief shining moment, Camelot.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZONA, United States 02-25-13
    John BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZONA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A complete story"
    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    I have never taken the time to understand the total story as there is so much "Conspiracy Theroy's" about the Kennedy's. Was refereshing to hear a straight forward, "NO SPIN" look into the FACTS. Thank O'Reily, did it again.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sabrina BRENTWOOD, TN, United States 02-25-13
    Sabrina BRENTWOOD, TN, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the direction; it didn't sound like the hundred of documentaries I have seen before on this subject taking the conspiracy route.


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    Michelle Rio Rancho, NM, United States 02-24-13
    Michelle Rio Rancho, NM, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2004

    I love audio books, fiction and nonfiction. I seem to be drawn to the Scandinavian writers and their narrators.

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    I am leery when authors read their own work, but thought I'd take a chance on O'Reilly. It paid off. I am of the age that I can remember what I was doing when Kennedy was shot, so I appreciated the history. After having read King's 1964, I looked at events and at the man in a different light. Kennedy was still an amazing man, and with his inauguration speech formed my lifelong value of looking for what I could contribute, not for what was in it for me for any particular endeavor.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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