Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy 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 readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factorrecounts 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 twentieth 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 reader.  This may well be the most talked about book of the year.

Book Reviews


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Enjoyed reading history I lived through. At the age of 12, I recall most of the incidents covered in this book. Now at 68, it’s enlightening to read the back stage facts of this time in history. Of all Killing series this is one of my best.55


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Killing Kennedy5 star

This is the first book by Bill O'reilly that I have read and it was mind blowing. The main thing I love about the book is how much you begin to feel for these characters and how much you feel invested in what happens to them. There came a point in the book where I really didn't want the killing to happen because you care about Kennedy and Jackie. Very well written and perfectly paced. I would highly recommend it.55


Killing Kennedy5 star

A wonderfully written book. Very informative, and it's written in facts that grab your attention. Amazing to read how the timeline of this wonderful president played out in his life. Great book. Must read!55


Killing Kennedy5 star

This was an outstanding book.i gave me a better understanding whoJFK really was. Highly recommend55

Sir Paul1969

A Must Read for Fans of Kennedy and of American History5 star

I would recommend reading this if you are a fan of Kennedy! It's a great narrative of not only his Assassination, but also of his Administration and his Personal Scandals. It truly shows everyone's character when they're not in the Public Eye! An Excellent Read!55


Killing Kennedy5 star

Listened to this book on CD and was absolutely riveted by the author's reading of the story; found myself sitting in the car in the garage (motor off) listened to the CD instead of coming in the house. Every American should read this book! (Or listen to it)55

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