"Reads like a pacey, page-turning, cold war political thriller." - Dermot O'Leary
"Packed with vivid detail, and arranged in the minute by minute style that Jonathan Mayo has pioneered on the radio, this account of the murder of John F Kennedy gripped me from the first page to the last." - Jeremy Vine
"Fascinating details that breath reality into a moment in history, creating a completely addictive page-turner of a book." --- Dovegreyreader
"The minute by minute format equates to real pace, suspense and anticipation...this book gives a fascinating insight into truly sad days." - Annabel's House of Books
"A factual, blow-by-blow account present[ed] in a style reminiscent of a Fifties true crime movie, using memoirs and statements given under oath... Mayo has a great eye for detail that brings history to life and creates a compelling narrative." - Daily Express
"Fascinating stuff and should be a staple in all history classrooms. You forget you are reading a factual description of a historical event, as it feels like a gripping crime thriller. Mayo has perfectly encapsulated the atmosphere and mood, but also brings warmth and humanity to an infamous event. Among the many book currently being published on the topic, this one very much stands out." --- Yorkshire Evening Post
This is the story of JFK’s assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people from the highest to the lowest who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas nightclub reporter Tony Zoppi, who found himself carrying the president’s casket; Secret Service agent Clint Hill beating his hands in despair on the trunk of the limousine as he watches Kennedy die; Howard Brennan, a construction worker on a lunch break watching a man take aim on the motorcade with a rifle; reporter Hugh Aynesworth with only an electricity bill on which to write notes for the scoop of his career; DJ John Peel a few feet from Oswald as he’s questioned by the press; to Robert Kennedy sitting in the dark in the back of an empty army truck, waiting for his brother’s body to arrive. The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, giving a blow by blow account of the terrible events as they unfolded.