Killing Kennedy

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Killing Kennedy
Killing Kennedy.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorBill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
SubjectAssassination of John F. Kennedy
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
Publication dateOctober 2, 2012
Media typeHardcover
Pages336
ISBNISBN 0805096663
 
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Killing Kennedy
Killing Kennedy.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorBill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
SubjectAssassination of John F. Kennedy
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
Publication dateOctober 2, 2012
Media typeHardcover
Pages336
ISBNISBN 0805096663

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot is a 2012 non-fiction book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard about the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.[1] It is a follow-up to 2011 book Killing Lincoln. Killing Kennedy was released on October 2, 2012 through Henry Holt and Company.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

In Killing Kennedy the authors narrate the events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as well as the event's aftermath. O'Reilly and Dugard also focus on the element of the growing Cold War, Kennedy's attempt to deal with the rise of Communism, and the potential threat from organized crime.[3]

Critical response to Killing Kennedy was mixed to positive, with the New York Times writing that the book was at times disappointing but that it "picks up strength as it heads for its date with destiny".[4] The book's sales were good, selling 118,000 copies in its first week.[5]

Adaptation[edit]

After the success of Killing Lincoln, National Geographic Channel announced it will produce a film adaptation of Killing Kennedy.[6][7] In May 2013, it was announced that Rob Lowe will play President John F. Kennedy, Ginnifer Goodwin to play First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Michelle Trachtenberg to portray Lee Harvey Oswald's wife Marina Oswald.[8] The television film premiered on November 10, 2013.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill O'Reilly to Pen Book on Kennedy Assassination". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "JFK assassination gets the O'Reilly treatment". USA Today. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Killing Kennedy' Is Intriguing". AARP Radio. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Unabashed in the Face of Tragedy". New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Publishers Weekly (October 10, 2012). "Riordan, O'Reilly Post Huge Debuts". http://www.publishersweekly.com. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Lincoln' Sets NatGeo Ratings Record". Inquistir, Ld. (The Inquistir). February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hibberd, James (February 18, 2013). "'Killing Lincoln' gives NatGeo record ratings". Entertainment Weekly Inc.. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Hibberd, James (May 28, 2013). "Rob Lowe to play JFK in Nat Geo movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Duboff, Josh (October 23, 2013). "Killing Kennedy’s Rob Lowe on J.F.K.: “He Wouldn’t Have Been Elected Now”". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 

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