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|Named Person:||John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James L Swanson
|ISBN:||9780062083487 0062083481 9780062083494 006208349X|
|Description:||xiv, 398 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
"Such dangerous toys" --
"The glow from that fire" --
"Show these Texans what good taste really is" --
"A bright pink suit" --
"Somebody is shooting at the President" --
"They've shot his head off" --
"I haven't shot anybody" --
"We had a hero for a friend" --
"Lee Oswald has been shot!" --
"One brief shining moment" --
Epilogue: "All his bright light gone from the world."
|Responsibility:||James L. Swanson.|
Brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination--from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later. The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has been the subject of enduring debate, speculation, and numerous conspiracy theories, but Swanson's absorbing and complete account follows the event hour-by-hour, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald conceived of the crime three days before its execution, to his own murder two days later at a Dallas Police precinct at the hands of Jack Ruby, a two-bit nightclub owner. Based on sweeping research never before collected so powerfully in a single volume, and illustrated with photographs, End of Days distills Kennedy's assassination into a pulse-pounding thriller that is sure to become the definitive popular account of this historic crime for years to come.
"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