By don376

Brilliant book!

Just finished reading the book "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard.  Subtitled "The End of Camelot" it is a riveting read for anyone (especially anyone over 60 who would definitely remember exactly what they were doing on that day) - a real page-turner!  Despite the controversy and conspiracy theories over the years the writers deal with all the facts they could gather and present a highly credible story about what actually happened on that cold November day back in 1963 and why.  They had previously written the best seller "Killing Lincoln" and in the note to readers they describe the strange similarities between the two presidents of the USA.
* Lincoln was first elected in 1860, Kennedy in 1960
* Both were assassinated on a Friday, in the presence of their wives
* Their successors were both southerners named Johnson who had served in the Senate
* Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, Lyndon Johnson in 1908
* Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846, while Kennedy was elected to the House in 1946
* Both men suffered the death of children while in office
* The assassin Booth shot inside a theatre and fled to a storage facility, while the assassin Oswald shot from a storage facility and fled into a theatre

Now if that doesn't get you reading the book, nothing will!

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