OVERRIDE

Kennedy's Last Days

The Assassination That Defined a Generation

Bill O'Reilly

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

On a sunny day in Dallas, Texas, at the end of a campaign trip, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is assassinated by an angry, lonely drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes briefly, but is hunted down, captured, and then shot dead while in police custody. Kennedy's Last Days is a gripping account of the events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century.  Author Bill O’Reilly vividly describes the Kennedy family’s life in the public eye, the crises facing the president around the world and at home, the nation’s growing fascination with their vigorous, youthful president, and finally, the shocking events leading up to his demise. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling historical thriller Killing Kennedy, with an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, and art on every spread, Kennedy’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This exciting book will captivate adults and young readers alike.  

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Chapter Six

February 1961

The White House 1:00 p.m.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is on schedule. Almost every afternoon, at precisely 1:00 p.m., he slips into the heated indoor pool located between the White House and the West Wing. John Kennedy does this to soothe his aching back. The pain is constant and so bad that he often uses crutches or a cane to get around, though rarely in public. He wears a back brace, sleeps on an extra- firm mattress, and receives regular injections of an anesthetic to ease his suffering. Aides know to look for a tightening of his jaw as a sign that
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

MEDIA

Watch

  • Kennedy's Last Days Audiobook - Prologue read by Bill O'Reilly

    Liston to author Bill O'Reilly read an excerpt from his book, Kennedy's Last Days.

  • Kennedy's Last Days Audiobook - Chapter 1 excerpt read by Edward Herrmann

    Listen to this audio excerpot from Bill O'Reilly's new book, Kennedy's Last Days

BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Kennedy's Last Days

Praise for Killing Kennedy:
 
"Immersively written . . .  Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Dugard succeed in investing a familiar national tragedy with fresh anguish. . . A powerful historical précis."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
"All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller."—Husna Haq, The Christian Science Monitor
 

"A thoroughly documented, visually rich presentation." -- Kirkus Reviews"The popularity of the adult title will drive interest, but this book is strong enough to draw its own audience. An excellent choice for middle-school libraries." -- School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bill O'Reilly

  • Bill O’Reilly is the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books.

  • Bill O'Reilly Lynn Mccann Youngen
    Bill O'Reilly
BACK

READING GUIDE

OTHER GUIDES

Teacher's Guide
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Kennedy's Last Days

The Assassination That Defined a Generation

Bill O'Reilly

Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year
BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

BACK