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 - cookierooks - LibraryThing
Killing Lincoln was much better. This one reads like tabloid journalism, and is disjointed. Read Death of a President for a better look. There's nothing new, or insightful, or frankly, all that interesting here. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ItEntertainsMe - LibraryThing
While it was good, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Killing Lincoln. I think that probably had more to do with the fact that I already knew most of what I read in Killing Kennedy, which wasn't the case with Lincoln, so it just didn't keep my attention as well. Read full review