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Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation
 
 

Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation [Kindle Edition]

Bill O'Reilly
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On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes briefly, but is hunted down, captured, and then shot dead while in police custody.

Kennedy's Last Days is a gripping account of the events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century.  Author Bill O’Reilly vividly describes the Kennedy family’s life in the public eye, the crises facing the president around the world and at home, the nation’s growing fascination with their vigorous, youthful president, and finally, the shocking events leading up to his demise.

Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling historical thriller Killing Kennedy, with an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, and art on every spread, Kennedy’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This exciting book will captivate adults and young readers alike.

 



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8101 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (11 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQMMT82
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #571,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Sep 2013
By Toppie
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Brilliant work by O'Reilly and Dugard on a important historical event for kids. These guys are just CLASS and their presentation is superb for the age group.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "INFORMATIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, AND EDUCATIONAL!" 12 Jun 2013
By Geraldine Ahearn - Published on Amazon.com
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This riveting account of the horrific assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling "Killing Kennedy." This fascinating, illustrated edition is designed for age 10 and over. The author chronicles a valuable, historical narrative of the tragedy that not only changed my generation, but the entire nation. Bill O'Reilly presents information on the shocking events leading to the assassination, the political crisis JFK was facing, and life of JFK and his family in the public eye. In addition, the author describes an angry drifter, known as Lee Harvey Oswald, who was taken into police custody while accused of the most notorious crime of the twentieth century. The prime suspect escapes, is captured, then shot dead, and I remember quite well watching the TV with my dad as Oswald fell to the ground. This horrifying event repeated itself on the News, as much as the chaos of the scene of JFK in the car, after the shooting. One of the worst memories planted in my mind was JFK's funeral, with his wife and two very young helpless children as they stood in silence, while the entire country mourned. One of my best memories of when JFK took office was looking forward to his brother visiting my school, and always viewing the passion JFK had for his children. Bill O'Reilly describes in detail a gripping, thrilling story of a day that marked history as it shed darkness into the world. In conclusion, he also highlights a brave leader, a hero, and a President who wanted to make the world a better place to live in. My dad never forgot Pearl Harbor, my daughters will never forget 9/11 and I remember November 22, 1963, as if it were yesterday. Despite all conspiracy theories, questions unanswered about Oswald's reason for action, or if he acted alone and mysterious findings in the investigations, the answers will never be found. However, the terrifying assassination of JFK and the consequences of this tragedy, along with changes that took place in that era, can never be forgotten. Most important, there is indeed a marked difference in presenting a thrilling historical story that one is an expert on researching, in comparison to living through those uneasy years of sadness, chaos and discontent. Insightful, captivating, and concise. Highly recommended!

--Geraldine Ahearn(Author Geri Ahearn)
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kennedy's Last Days 28 July 2013
By Fern - Published on Amazon.com
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This is written for young people, but a senior I enjoyed it very much. Wonderful presentation of the history and the pictures are excellent. O'Reilly's ability to present the story in such an interesting way makes reading history a pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 21 July 2013
By Robert F. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
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Brings things together in like that the author gives you detail information about every day life at that time so the ones not old enough to remember can get a feel for that time in history
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5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for a 10-year old and he loved it. Finished the book in just two days ... 31 July 2014
By Virginia Comiciotto - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased for a 10-year old and he loved it. Finished the book in just two days which says a lot. It has to be great to hold the attention of a child who would rather go fishing than anything else!
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend this book to other readers because it takes a ... 25 Aug 2014
By marykate murphy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While searching for a summer reading book I was looking for something simple and informative at the same time. I also wanted a book that had the topic of U.S history, so when I found this book I was excited to find out what it had in store for me. I would recommend this book to other readers because it takes a few very long and complicated topics such as the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Assassination of Kennedy and puts it into a more simple easier to understand context . This book met my expectations because it was fun to read, essentially when the author tells both sides of event, from the perspective of Lee Harvey Oswald and also the perspective of John Kennedy himself. This book made history fun and relatable
so it didn't feel like I was learning as I was reading.
S Murphy age 14
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