710 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS. A work undertaken at the suggestion of Jacqueline Kennedy on February 5, 1964 to write an account if the tragic and historic events in Texas and Washington ten weeks earlier. Includes an Index. (Key Words: History, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Philip C. Wehle, Assassinations, Earl Warren, United States Presidents, Albert Thomas, Dallas, Texas, Secret Service, Jacqueline Kennedy, Emory P. Roberts, Jack Ruby, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert S. McNamara, Lyndon Johnson, Evelyn Lincoln, Peter Lawford, Robert Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, Nicholas Katzenbach, J. Edgar Hoover, Henry B. Gonzalez, John Kenneth Galbraith, Charles De Gaulle, John B. Connally, McGeorge Bundy, Benjamin Bradlee, Janet Auchincloss, William Manchester).
Good in good dust jacket. 1967. A good hardcover with clean, but yellowed, pages. Cover corners and edges are lightly bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket is lightly smudged and shallowly scratched. No ISBN. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
Manchester's narration of Historical Events is wonderful. 'Death of a President' is his best work yet. He tells the story but seldom speaks as a 3rd Person. Highly recommended!
May 13, 2010
An Amazing Historical Work
Somehow the author has managed to cram an incredible amount of detail and still produce a compelling and hard-to-put-down historical piece.
Anyone interested in the JFK assassination and wanting real facts instead of speculation and rumors, this is the book for you.
Highly recommended! I wish Manchester were alive to document some of the contemporary figures and events of our day.
Nov 1, 2009
As one who possesses an endless amount of curiosity regarding the Kennedy assassination I found this book to contain a great deal of detail I had not read or been informed of elsewhere. The first 155 pages are an exhaustive review of the days and hours leading up to the moment the shots were fired in Dealey Plaza that fateful day.
The next 100 pages or so examine the immediate aftermath at Parkland Hospital in Dallas all the way back to Washington D.C. via Air Force One with his widow and the new President Johnson.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know details such as what President Kennedy and the First Lady spoke of the on the eve of the assassination before retiring as well as what the administration was focused on in general as told by a wide variety of its members as interviewed by the author.
Unlike any material I have ever read before one is left with the incredible abruptness, shock, and then slow, agonizing realization that everything had changed at 12:30pm, November 22, 1963.
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