Killing Kennedy: The End Of Camelot Book Report

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“Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot" is a book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The book details the rise and fall of John F. Kennedy, a man considered to be one of the most influential and admired presidents in American history. The authors showcase key moments in the life of the 35th president, as well as the events that led up to his death. Covering everything from Kennedy's experiences during World War II and the schemes of Harvey Lee Oswald to the Cuban Revolution and the alienation of Lyndon B. Johnson by the Kennedy brothers. The authors wanted to depict how the shocking assassination changed the course of history. “…how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.” The death of John F. Kennedy struck America, and left us with an unknown storm brewing on the horizon.
The prologue begins with JFK being sworn into office as the President of the United States. Kennedy is the youngest president to ever be inaugurated. JFK
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Kennedy had his eyes set on his re-election campaign in 1963. Conflict with Jackie, plus the recent death of their son, Patrick, brought the couple closer together than ever before. JFK begged Jackie to return home to join him in his Texas campaign. The president was warned to stay out because at the time Texas, particularly Dallas, was known for being a state of hatred and ill will when it came to Kennedy. Being the man he is though, he would not back down from a challenge and he was convinced that he could win over the people just as he had in Montana. However, Lee Harvey Oswald had other plans. JFK was shot and killed by Oswald as the presidential motorcade travelled through the streets of Dallas. The idea of a conspiracy theory to kill Kennedy is momentarily addressed. Oswald, in turn, was gunned down by Dallas native Jack

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