Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Selective. There’s one thing for sure that I can say about Bill O’Reilly: he comes across with confidence and certainty, no matter what. In his book Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot, written with Martin Dugard, O’Reilly animates the build-up to the assassination of John Kennedy. He selects highlights from the Kennedy presidency and the political environment, injects the swagger of his confidence and certainty and keeps readers begging for more. Some historians need great communicators to convey the results of their research. Some events are not well known and can benefit from being promulgated. I learned nothing new here; the well-known story was retold clearly. For readers who want a refresher on the Kennedy years and the assassination, this book provides a crisp way to skim through the surface of what happened. Readers who like that kind of dramatic, brisk and selective presentation of history are those most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended) Click here to purchase Killing Kennedy from amazon.com.

No comments:

Post a Comment