As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination. Through hundreds of interviews, extensive travel, and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective—to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination—is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.
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by William Manchester
by William C. Davis
by Lt. William Bligh
by William J. Cooper
by John Steinbeck
by Thomas H. Davenport
by Mark Leibovich
"The noted author and historian wrote this groundbreaking work in 1967, detailing the final six days of John F. KennedyÕs life. It was the only book on the subject authorized by the Kennedy family, and it provides intimate details of KennedyÕs final hours. Joe BarrettÕs gravelly voice gives the book a comfortable feel, and he mixes in some character voices that make the work authentic. Barrett moves through the copious details, reading slowly enough that we can comprehend the facts but also allowing us time to process the gravity of what weÕre hearing. In some passages Barrett drops the ends of his sentences, but this book deserves a wide audience both for its writing and BarrettÕs narration. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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