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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot [Kindle Edition]

Bill O'Reilly , Martin Dugard
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,094 customer reviews)

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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 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 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.




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“The author weaves a coherent and intriguing narrative that is enlivened in this audio edition. While O’Reilly’s work on television might have prepared him for narration, the conservative commentator will surprise some listeners with the quality of his performance. His deep, powerful voice, timing, emphasis, and tone create tangible tension throughout…O’Reilly’s narration proves a great book to this historical account, which will thoroughly engage listeners.” – Publishers Weekly

 “O’Reilly’s narration is crisp and clear, even with his intense, rapid-fire delivery.” – AudioFile Magazine

About the Author

Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in America. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books. Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.

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2,512 of 3,132 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SORRY BILL October 15, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was working in downtown Washington, D.C. on November 22,1963, the day John F. Kennedy was killed. A few days later, I stood at Pennsylvania Avenue in bright November sunshine and watched an unforgettable funeral procession. A team of white horses pulled a two wheeled artillery cart carrying JKF's flag-draped casket, followed by a black, saddled but riderless horse. Boots, placed reversed, were in the stirrups. An unhurried, muffled drumbeat accompanied the inexpressible sensation of grief that pervaded the cool air. There was collective anguish for the man, of course, but also grief because it seemed our country would never be the same. What I am about to write is not a political rant. Rather, it concerns the ever-lengthening shadow that continues to be cast to this day by the unthinkable events of November 22, 1963.

I still have a copy of the Life magazine that came out just a few days after the assassination. An article in Life stated that the President had turned toward the School Book Depository, which explained the entrance wound that the Parkland doctors had discovered in his throat. Later this was corrected by the FBI, and we were told the Texas doctors were wrong about the entrance wound, it was an exit wound. By December 3rd a story was "leaked" to the press stating that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI had already determined that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. This information seemed to calm the distraught nation. Almost a year later, the Warren Commission Report was published. It was hailed by the mainstream media with virtually universal praise, although its supporting 26 volumes of evidence (with a supplementary FBI report) would not be published for another two months. I believe I am one of the very few people who ever read the 888 page Warren Commission Report.
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245 of 311 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Spin? Are you kidding me? You blew it Mr. O. October 17, 2012
By Connie
Format:Hardcover
I am a huge Bill O'Reilly fan, and read his book, Killing Lincoln three times. It was excellent, and I purchased numerous copies for gifts. I could hardly wait for, Killing Kennedy, because I am a huge Kennedy fan, and have an impressive personal library on Kennedy, his presidency, and the assassination.

One of the recent books I read was Mary's Mosaic by Peter Janney, published April 2, 2012. The reviews for this book indicate that the author finally answers some key questions regarding the assassination, after years of painstaking research and interviews, and that he may have well solved Washington's most famous unsolved murder. I thought that with Bill's No Spin reputation, surely, his book would go even deeper in answering so many unanswered questions.

After reading, Killing Kennedy, I am of the opinion that Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Dugan did not engage in "years of painstaking research and interviews," but simply regurgitated the same old government spin from 50 years ago. Is Mr. O'Reilly unaware that, contrary to the Warren Commission, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that the Kennedy assassination was probably the result of a conspiracy, and found both the original FBI investigation and the Warren Commission Report to be seriously flawed? Is he unaware that even the Kennedy family believed that there was a conspiracy?

When polls conducted from 1966 to 2004 found that as many as 80 percent of Americans have suspected that there was a plot or cover-up, I am dumbfounded that someone as astute as O'Reilly would author such a book. And, more disturbing, is the thought that this book, like Killing Lincoln, will end up as required reading for American students.
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130 of 165 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The authors didn't do their homework November 3, 2012
Format:Hardcover
O'Reilly and Dugard write a riveting narrative interweaving the lives of President Kennedy, his brother Robert, Lee Harvey Oswald and Johnson and all the important people and events surrounding the Kennedy presidency. As an historical narrative, the reader is drawn closer and closer to the day of the assassination and follows the lives and events of the period involving the two principals, John Kennedy and Oswald, as the horrible day draws near. The narrative proceeds in a manner which would indicate the authors have a strong control of the facts of both the personal lives of the two men but also of the events of the era.

Then we come to the assassination itself. According to the authors, Oswald is already at 12:14 p.m. standing at the sixth-floor window holding his rifle diagonally across his body. Shooting standing up, Oswald fires three shots, two of which hit the President -- one in the "back of his lower neck" and another "travels all the way through the brain and out the front of the skull." Kennedy's hand reflexively goes to the top of his head. "But now the top of his head is gone."

The plausibility of their narrative of Oswald-- their interpretation of his life, his motives and particularly his actions that day, in fact depend on the accuracy of their claims of the nature of the President's wounding, and it is here that neither author has done his homework. The two best sources we have for the actual nature of the President's wounds as first viewed would be the depositions of the Parkland doctors and nurses, their contemporaneous notes, and the earliest interviews of them, the latter of which are found in David Lifton's Best Evidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
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Published 10 hours ago by Robert D. Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing that...
Grew up during this time and knew most of the events before hand. Did find some facts I never knew
or heard of before which were very interesting. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Gail
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great read.
Published 16 hours ago by Ronald W Stark
2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of the better biographies I've ever read
Not one of the better biographies I've ever read. With a subject like Kennedy, I was expecting more. In my opinion, the writing was far from exceptional.
Published 21 hours ago by Maley B
5.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful
Brilliant and true ! Camelot comes to life, with detailed insight. O'Reilly should stick to book writing. A memory for the generations.
Published 1 day ago by Patrick J Scanlan
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful what a history of this important time in history. like...
I would recommend this book to everyone and iwill look forward to reading killing lincoln. school children in high school could benefit from reading this book
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I learned a lot while reading this. Along with learning I enjoyed the read! It's a quick enduring read, even when you know the end you are still captivated.
Published 1 day ago by beth
5.0 out of 5 stars They called it Camelot, but it was not on a personal level, that is.
A good book, but to me disappointing, because although I knew be had affairs with other women the extend of it was appalling. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Bill O'Reilly had interesting part in the investigation of the Kennedy assassination. Look for it and you will be amazed.
Published 1 day ago by B. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, like Bills others.
Published 2 days ago by Fanof66
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Here are some good books/articles to read on the JFK assassination
also, read: me and lee by judyth baker; dr. mary's monkey by edward t. haslam; on the trail of the assassins by jim garrison; rush to judgment by mark lane; crossfire by jim marrs & kennedy: the unspeakable by james douglass
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