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All the Way with JFK: An Alternate History of 1964

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  9 reviews
What if Lee Harvey Oswald’s bullet had missed on that fateful day in Dallas? What if John F. Kennedy had lived to run again in 1964? Find out the answers in All the Way with JFK, which details a history far different than the one we know. Learn what happens when an investigation into the assassination attempt uncovers a direct link between Oswald and Castro’s Cuba. A revel ...more
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Published February 6th 2017 by Amazon kindle and at Smashwords
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Randal White
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Finally! An excellent alternative fiction novel that is very plausible, and no "alien space-bats" or "time shifts". Schaefer has penned a serious, thoughtful, believable novel using the event of the Dallas JFK assassination as his vehicle. What if Oswald didn't succeed in his attempt? The author uses that assumption as his beginning. His tale involves the Kennedy's, the US Government, the Cubans, the Mafia, the Russians, the Iranians, the Vietnamese, and on and on. It is told through the viewpoi ...more
Robert McManus
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love alternate history ! I so wanted to give this book a great review; the story is electric, very thoughtful and exciting. Unfortunately the potential is shattered simply because it was either edited so poorly as to not have been edited, or it was, in fact, not edited at all. All the Way with JFK: An Alternate History of 1964 It is riddled with grammar errors, spelling errors, missing words in a sentence, and sentences clearly partly edited, but not fixed. This leaves a tangled mess of senten ...more
Patrick DiJusto
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
This review will be in two parts. Part One examines the plot of the book. Part 2 examines the physical reality of the book.

In this alternate history, Lee Harvey Oswald shoots at John F Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, but misses everyone in the car and only manages to shoot out the tail light of his limo. Oswald is shot to death by Dallas Police, JFK lives another day. The rest of the book is all the ramifications that flow from this.

You can't have a JFK alternate history without conspiracies.
Scott Skipper
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
What if a tip to the Secret Service made Oswald’s bullet miss by inches? How would Kennedy have dealt with Castro in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs? Would Johnson have ever been president? Could we have been spared the ‘Great Society’? These musings are adroitly explored in this intelligent and well-researched alternative history that covers the period from 1963 to 1999. What would the world look like today?

All the Way with JFK is written in first person from the viewpoints of several fictiona
Alan Berger
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Compelling, hard to stop reading!

We picked this book up after seeing it on Amazon as a recommendation after we'd finished a Turtledove book.

Frankly, we did not expect much because we'd never heard of the author, but the book turned out to be excellently plotted (with all sorts of recognizable major and minor characters), and almost impossible to put down.

We lived through these events, and the book rings remarkably true and very well researched and, most important, scarily believable.

May 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting alternatives

Love alternative history, this has it all, as well as a twist. Interesting concept on how to tell the story alternating between characters to cover the events from different viewpoints. Not to far fetched. However there are many typos and words that have been omitted, you can fill them in, because it is the only way the sentence will correctly read. These errors detract from an otherwise well conceived story.
Geoff Hunton
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Superb book all the way through but the ending floored me to the point of having to read it a second time
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I am a lifelong avid reader with a passionate love for a good story, be it fiction on nonfiction. As a kid, I loved genre movies-westerns, gangsters, horror-because the story was king with those kind of flicks, same with comic books, another life long passion. After years of reading, I decided to try my hand at writing the kind of fiction I enjoyed and learned there is no greater satisfaction than ...more

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