"The president has been shot!" : the assassination of John F. Kennedy

by Swanson, James L., 1959-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Teen Non-Fiction YA 973.92 SWA
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 973.922 SWANSON
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 973.922092 SWA
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 973.922 SWANS
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 973.92 SWA
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 973.922 SWA HISTORY
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A YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award Finalist

A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Lincoln's Killer .

In his new young-adult book on the Kennedy assassination, James Swanson will transport readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic YA book, Chasing Lincoln's Killer , Swanson deploys his signature "you are there" style -- a riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy -- to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.

The book is illustrated with archival photos, diagrams, source notes, bibliography, places to visit, and index.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Historian Swanson, who focused on Abraham Lincoln in Chasing Lincoln's Killer (2009) and Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (2011), introduces the man who became the youngest president in American history. The narrative text highlights John F. Kennedy's naval career, abbreviated presidential term, and his courtship and family life with Jacqueline Bouvier. Swanson balances this coverage of the former president with a profile of Lee Harvey Oswald as well as a dramatic account of Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. Swanson makes clear that he agrees with the Warren Commission that Oswald was the lone gunman, and he spells out his disdain for conspiracy theories. Pair this title with O'Reilly's Kennedy's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America (2012), which posits that there was a mysterious figure who some thought was Oswald's CIA handler. Archival photographs, explicit diagrams of the assassination scene, source notes, and a bibliography that includes conspiracy-focused literature add further value to this strong addition to Kennedy titles.--Bush, Gail Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Swanson brings the same immediacy and thrillerlike tension he achieved in Chasing Lincoln's Killer to this harrowing account of the Kennedy assassination (an adult version, End of Days, will be published later this year). As the subtitle suggests, Swanson concentrates on the buildup to and aftermath of the Dallas shooting on November 22, 1963. After a quick overview of Kennedy's ascent to and first years in office (including the Bay of Pigs and the Space Race), he shifts between Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald in the days before and after the assassination. Swanson doesn't avoid the horrific details of the shooting, and he's open about the failings of well-meaning officials and staffers in the wake of the shooting. There's no danger of uncovering any sympathy for Oswald, painted by Swanson as "a complaining, self-pitying, attention-seeking, temperamental, impoverished idealogue." The book's meticulous design incorporates numerous diagrams and b&w period photographs, and extensive source notes back up Swanson's work. Even the simple decision to title the book's chapters by date emphasizes how, in the span of just a few days, America changed irrevocably. Ages 12-up. Agent: Richard Abate, 3 Arts Entertainment. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature.
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xi, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-254) and index.
ISBN 9780545490078 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
0545490073 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
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