Monday, January 27, 2014

The President Has Been Shot: The assassination of John F Kennedy

James Swanson's work is incredibly successful in creating a riveting account of Kennedy's final days as well as aftermath of the attack. Swanson also provides enough background information on Kennedy's family and presidency to provide context for readers unfamiliar with Kennedy, but not so much information as too bog down readers with a greater historical reference. The diagrams, posters, and images were especially haunting, giving the reader a true feeling of being part of history.  While there have been many volumes written about Kennedy, this work stands out as especially readable and enjoyable for adults and young adults alike.

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