Killing Kennedy: The End of CamelotHardback Henry Holt
- Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
- Format: Hardback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 33mm | 635g
- Publication date: 12 December 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0805096663
- ISBN 13: 9780805096668
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
- Sales rank: 54,765
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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Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor," the highest-rated cable news show in the country. 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.
"Immersively written . . . Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Dugard succeed in investing a familiar national tragedy with fresh anguish. . . A powerful historical precis." --Janet Maslin, " The New York Times ""All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller."--Husna Haq, "The Christian Science Monitor "