Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles...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
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
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 blender ...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
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
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 ...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
Loved this book. OK, so for those who've read their share of "Kennedy" books, there may not be any real surprises here to speak of. And it certainly is not intended to delve into exhaustive details. But the writing style of the O'Reilly/Dugard duo is so incredibly entertaining. Reading like novels, describing the sights, sounds and context of the moments which shape history, the "Ki ...more
I have a problem with an ...more
What a tragic time in our country's history. My heart broke for Jackie. What is amazing is that even though the author strayed from blaming Kennedy's death on any one conspiracy theory, his life still swarmed with conspiracies, so it's not a stretch to think. ...more
What was reinforced was what a sex addict JFK was, his physical ailments, and the set up for political dynasty of their family. Then you look at all the major world and military trials he had to deal with.
Not a lot of juicy conspiracy theories. ...more
My LOVE for Kennedy ...more
First off this book is really good. I did a lot more than what I already knew before. I have never read any Bill O'Reilly books before. K was not sure what to except. I loved everything about this book. I guess it is because it is a history book and I like to learn from these kind of books. I loved the writing and all the information that Bill O'Reilly gives through out the story from the beginning to the end. I would definitely read this book again. I would recommend this book to anyone ...more
tw: cheating, death, violence, use of the n word, racism, domestic abuse, attacks against Buddhism, war, chronic illness
This was another book that my dad recommended. He’s been recommending me a lot of books lately and I’m loving it. Dad had read several other books in the Killing series. He knows I like history and he figured I would like this and boy, he was right. Good thing I found this book a thrift store. I wond ...more
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In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non-fiction books including the hist ...more
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All over the world, children love their parents and yearn for love in return. They revel in the touch of parental hands on their faces. And even on the worst of days, each person has dreams about the future-dreams that sometimes come true.
Such is life.
Yet life can end in less time than it takes to draw one breath.”