Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot - Summary (The Killing of Historical Figures)
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I remember......... like so many Americans who were of age during the time of the Kennedy assassination exactly where I was, what I was doing and what was happening all around me.
I remember........ the announcement in school, the early dismissal, tears, shock, disbelief and then silence.......so much silence.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, sadly, had less than three years left to live when he took office in 1961 at the you...more
One hundred pages in, there is a total of 2 pages on the assassin and the rest on Kennedy's lifestyle. Who cares? So what that Kennedy was the Elvis of presidents? So what the he cheated on his wife? This is new?
I enjoyed the book on Lincoln as I felt that it moved quickly with a new insight to how and why Lincoln was assassinated. Yet the Kennedy boo ...more
Mr. O'Reilly tells us that there's nothing new here as he opens...he's right. So let me say this, if you were born too late to actually remember the events recounted in this book it will be far more valuable than it will to those of us who remember them.
There are events in history ...more
Is it worth your $20 and, more importantly, your precious time to read this book? No, because the author feels that he can just ignore 49 years of very fine research into the JFK assassination pretend this massive amount of quality research just does not exist.
The Warren Report farce has not just been machine gun riddled, shot up like Swiss Cheese. It has been put into a blen ...more
I recently was given Bill O'Reilly's Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot as a birthday gift. I probably would not have bought it although I like his television news show because, being a lawyer, I read enough nonfiction and like to escape to fiction to relax. But it was eminently readable and certainly took me back to that dark day in N ...more
I was only 4 when JFK was elected, but at a young age I was happy to know that a Catholic like me was president of the United States. I knew that it was controversial that Kennedy was a Catholic; but I doubt that word was in my vocab at the time.
This is how I have always pictured JFK:
He even had children like me:
Although people would probably hate him today because he was such a rich guy (wink wink), no one cared back then:
As I grew old ...more
It is an embellished essay about this epic tragedy.
If one wants a simple, easy to read, summary of what happened, this is a fair candidate. Were O'Reilly's name not on the cover, this would likely be lost in the dusty shelves and lists of nice books of little or no import in the world of literacy and ...more
I have a problem with an ...more
For happily ever after in than here in Camelot"
Like everything else, I did things backwards here as well. Probably one of the few boys who fell in love the musical Camelot, before diving into the many books and movies, and then even as a republican accepting JFK as a noble knight.
As I said I'm a republican so you'd think I'd be excited to read a book by O'Reilly, ripping apart Kennedy. But really I wasn't. The reason I became a republican was I ...more
In spite of being a well-liked president, Kennedy had many enemies such as Russia, Cuba, J. Edgar Hoover, the mafia, etc. So, whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald acted completely alone is still something I wonder about. I don't doubt that his w ...more
While Bill O'Reilly is the large print author credit I believe that Martin Dugard was probably the one doing most of the writing. The whole thing tracks like a countdown to Armageddon. This device becomes m ...more
I own a library of more than 50 volumes on JFK and have read them all. So I approached this treatment by the Fox News personality skeptically. Fortunately, I can report that, apart from a few careless mistakes (Kennedy was not a second lieutenant; Johnson did not appoint Sarah Hughes), the history is basically sound and unbiased.
What is distinctive is the staccato Walter Winchell/National Enquirer style. The book consists of set-piece dramatic scenes, with d ...more
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 ...more
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