Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard hit the mark again, the first with Killing Lincoln, and now with Killing Kennedy. Bullseye!  Indeed, the parallels between the dates, the places, their lives, the names of their vice-presidents and, of course, the shooting deaths of Lincoln and Kennedy, as pointed out in Killing Kennedy, hold some remarkable coincidences.

The actual story of the book, tracing the life of John F. Kennedy, is fast flowing, composed of short, crisp, yet pithy sentences. Each line gains and holds the reader’s attention as would the sound of a sharp burst of gun fire.  The actual shooting of Kennedy, like the rest of the book, is exhaustive in detail.  The description of the tender love the first lady had for her husband as he was dying in her arms moved me to tears!

Killing Kennedy is well researched and well written. It is right on target. However, because it covers such a controversial subject, Killing Kennedy will inevitably encourage some, perhaps many, into taking pot shots. Killing Kennedy scored a hit with me!  

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