Killing Kennedy Book Report

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Over the past week, I have been indulged in a book over one of the most approved presidents of all time. The book, Killing Kennedy, was written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The book was published on October 2, 2012 and was later adapted into a film in 2013. The book consist of the history that leads up to the brutal assassination of John F. Kennedy. As well as, detailing the life of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to that fateful day. It also details how those gunshots changed a nation and ultimately brought an end to “camelot”.
This book was the definition of a page turner. O’Reilly does a fantastic job of starting the book with stories of Kennedy’s past. O’Reilly blends those stories of his childhood and his heroism in WWII perfectly into his start of politics. To add to the suspense of what will soon happen to Kennedy, O’Reilly adds small paragraphs about Kennedy’s murderer, Lee Harvey Oswald. The little snippets about Oswald really give the reader a sneak peek into his life pre November 22, 1963. Being the history buff that I am, I have never read a book that went this much into the
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There are many factors that could cause someone to dislike this book. For one, it is written by Bill O’Reilly and he is not the most liked person today. Second, there is so much history in this book that the average reader might find it overwhelming. That is also the reason why someone would love this book, this book is filled with history. This book is the perfect fit for a history buff and to be honest I can see any history nerd falling in love with it. There is also a certain reading level that goes with this book, I would recommend this book to anyone over sixteen. Due to the occasional words and stories that are used, the book is not suitable for any younger reader. All in all Killing Kennedy was one of the best books I have ever read and I look forward to diving into one of the many books written by O’Reilly and
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