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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Audio CD – Bargain Price, October 2, 2012
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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
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While it is well-written, it belongs in the Fiction section as the entire "Oswald was a lone shooter, acting alone, and so was Jack Ruby, who never even heard of organized crime" theory of this event has been completely discredited by information that was available even to the Warren Commission (though they completely ignored it for the sake of expediency and the company line) and has been fleshed out in dozens of well-researched and documented books over the past three or four decades.
I was completely taken aback that Reilly would simply buy off on this theory and not even raise a question. This is a book that could have been written in 1965 and been appropriate to the times, had the author not read the entire Warren report and its supporting documents. In 2013, it's just a joke.
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with virtually universal praise, although its supporting 26 volumes of evidence (with a supplementary FBI report) would not be published for another two months.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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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Growing up in the 60's all you heard about was Kennedy and Camelot .While the book is well written,it just didn't grab me and hold my interest like most of O'REILLY's other books. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by James R. Grubb
Highly recommended. If you lived through those times this book will re live those events. Great read.Published 2 days ago by Peter Lewis
This book was given as a gift and the recipient thoroughly enjoyed it. He recommended it to several friends and family members.Published 2 days ago by Tim Miller
Great book and an easy to read style. For those that remember living through the period of his assassination, you'll find the details most interesting.Published 2 days ago by babalev
An excellently crafted book that displays the life of both Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, showing their mindsets and the events that led up to Kennedy's tragic death in November... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Christine Quartarone
Brings Kennedy back to life...... written in a way where you truly wish somehow.....the ending would be different. Sorry for the spoiler,,,,, but Kennedy gets assassinated....... Read morePublished 5 days ago by AMAZON shop addict
Having lived thru the days of Camelot, this was a sad yet lovely walk back in time. It was nice to know that Jackie was as in love as he paints her to be. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jenifer Justice
Has not been read yet but have read several of Bill's books. Reading material for this winter.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer