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End of Days : The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - James L Swanson

End of Days

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Published: 20th November 2013
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Here, for the first time in decades, is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of the day President John F. Kennedy was shot, told by James Swanson, author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt, which so vividly brought the Lincoln assassination to life. In End of Days, he reveals Lee Harvey Oswald's bizarre history of violence and follows John and Jacqueline Kennedy's wildly successful swing through Texas and their fateful Dallas motorcade ride. In the most riveting account ever written about the assassin's shots, Swanson takes us to the sixth-floor Texas Book Depository window to look through Oswald's rifle sights. Swanson also re-creates the last hours of the doomed assassin and the days of national mourning for the president that followed, culminating in a funeral that united the country in a tearful farewell to the fallen commander in chief.

In End of Days, Swanson combines extensive research with his unparalleled storytelling abilities to turn the events of one of the darkest days of the twentieth century into a pulse-pounding thriller that will remain the definitive popular account of the assassination for years to come.

About the Author

James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer and its sequel, Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis. His other books include the award-winning bestseller for young adults Chasing Lincoln's Killer. He was a recipient of a Historic Deerfield Fellowship in Early American History, and he serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Society. Swanson has degrees in history and in law from the University of Chicago and UCLA and has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    this is another out-standing book on jfk,about what happened on that day.well worth the read.
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    "A master of the form, James Swanson has brought his formidable storytelling skills to bear on another tragic turning point in American history. His treatment of Dallas 1963 is grand narrative at its finest." -- JON MEACHAM - Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power "HISTORY AS TRUE-CRIME STORY. As he did in his bestselling Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, Swanson combines stellar research with a brisk, transporting narrative." -- Washingtonian Magazine End of Days is a fresh, modern contribution to the literature about one of the most heartbreaking crimes in history." -- Washington Post "End of Days reads like a thriller while providing meticulous detail--the true-crime counterpart to Don DeLillo's masterful, speculative novelization, Libra." -- Omnivoracious "Absorbing and fast-paced." -- Associated Press "Skillful... Authoritative... Swanson's narrative gifts inject fresh suspense into the story of JFK's slaying." -- National Review "With a gift for storytelling, an ability to juxtapose events in the lives of killer and victim and an eye for the revelatory detail, Swanson offers a gripping account... the energy and devotion he brings to this endeavor rekindles the emotions of a half-century ago..." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch "A crisp, readable recital of the events surrounding the run-up to Nov. 22 and the aftermath." -- Dallas Morning News "Swanson makes history read like a crime thriller, vividly re-creating the details surrounding the shooting through the perspectives of the killer, the victim, and those closest to them." -- Parade Magazine

    ISBN: 9780062083487
    ISBN-10: 0062083481
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 416
    Published: 20th November 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 3.4
    Weight (kg): 0.62