“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
There were definitely things I learned in this book about the JFK administration, as well as lot of social/historical background. Also some information about Oswald, although JFK was definitely the main focus of the book. Plus lots of great photographs, which I always enjoy.
Minus one star for the JFK assassination being presented as a totally open and shut case. There was only a mention or two of a possible conspiracy, but these were quickly written off and explained away.
Minus one star for the writing. I like non-fiction history that reads like a novel, but I want it to read like a good novel. There was a lot of sort of cheesy cliffhanger statements throughout the book, which I didn't feel was necessary. I know JFK is going to die, and I know exactly when. No need to foreshadow for me. I wonder how much of the writing style is attributed to Bill O'Reilly, and how much to Martin Dugard. But, it did present a lot of historical information in a concise, easy to read way, which I appreciate.
I would read Killing Lincoln, but don't feel the need to immediately dive in.