Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
The No.1 New York Times Bestseller
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. At the same time, JFK acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Allen Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Then, in the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, a sequence of gunshots kills a beloved president and sends America into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.
A page-turner from beginning to end, Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life fifty years after the most notorious crime of the twentieth century.
‘Immersively written . . . A powerful historical précis’ Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing
Really enjoyed Killing Kennedy. As someone who wasn't alive when he was president, I knew the basics of his life and what happened but this went a bit more in depth in a entertaining way. It wasn't ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bribre01 - LibraryThing
I learned so much about the Kennedy era and the history of the United States while reading this book. This book, along with Stephen King's 11/22/63, has inspired in me a fascination with the 1960s and ... Read full review