Killing Kennedy - Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Killing Kennedy

By Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: United States
Score: 4.5
From 3,880 Ratings


A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln

More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and 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.

In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody.

The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the reader.  This may well be the most talked about book of the year.


  • Review

    By Lo1234re
    Well written and worth reading. Well researched. Like the fact that the sources are provided because it allows to search and see if the information is accurate.
  • Awful

    By Dead Kennedys are dead
    Fantasy ideals, no real facts and nothing believable.
  • Excellent

    By joegunter99
    O’Reilly continues to impress with untold historical vignettes that practically no one knows — until now. He’s a thousand times more substantive and creative than his detractors think. I always watched him on Fox with a dose of skeptical bemusement, but he’s far better in objective print than he ever was on TV. Five stars. Exceptionally researched and recorded.
  • Didn’t deserve it

    By elt223
    Sad so young, but communist kill it’s what they do.
  • Bad Book

    By sandkastles
    Incorrect history
  • Read it

    By SamDeen45
    Learned a lot
  • yea dog

    By yeetman65782
    get rekt dog
  • Another winner book

    By KathyNYC
    So interesting- captivating
  • My time

    By Sgt Banks
    Enjoyed reading history I lived through. At the age of 12, I recall most of the incidents covered in this book. Now at 68, it’s enlightening to read the back stage facts of this time in history. Of all Killing series this is one of my best.
  • lol yo

    By XxhuggababyxX
    D but Dog yyy y kto class Be rc J Cy you bo