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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln . More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Second son of Joseph Kennedy. Commander of PT-109 when it sank, saved what remained of his crew. Historian--wrote Profiles in Courage. Tapped for Politics when his older brother is killed. Elected President in the early 60s. Nicknamed Jack or JFK.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.: Patriarch of the Kennedy clan. Directs his sons.
Joseph Kennedy Jr.: Oldest son--the one tapped for a career in politics until the aircraft he was flying in WWII exploded.
Teddy Kennedy: JFK's younger brother who ran for US Senator from Massachusetts
Robert Francis Kennedy: Younger brother of JFK. Becomes JFK's Attorney General.
Ethel Kennedy: Robert Kennedy's wife
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy: JFK's wife and mother to their 2 children. A very hands on mother even after her husband becomes President. Nicknamed Jackie.
Caroline Kennedy: JFK's and Jackie's daughter.
John F. Kennedy Jr.: JFk's and Jackie's son.
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: Child of JFK and Jackie who died soon after birth
Lyndon Baines Johnson: JFK's Vice-President, Texan. Often called LBJ.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: President just before JFK. A former General. More traditional than JFK.
Evelyn Lincoln: JFK's secretary
Mamie Eisenhower: Wife of Dwight. Very traditional.
Frank Sinatra: Famous singer, friend of the Kennedys, helped JFK get elected, rumored to have ties to the Mafia.
Bing Crosby: Republican; famous singer/crooner
Marilyn Monroe: Starlet, born Norma Jean and changed her name for Hollywood, cultivated a dumb blonde persona, rumored to have had an affair with JFK.
McGeorge Bundy: Kennedy's National Security Advisor
Lee Harvey Oswald: Dishonorably discharged Marine, defected to the Soviet Union but later was allowed to return to the US.
Marina Oswald: wife to Lee Harvey, a Soviet citizen
June Oswald: Daughter of Marina and Lee
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Movement Leader
Coretta Scott King: Martin's wife.
Ruth Payne: Quaker woman who speaks some Russian who allows Marina and her daughters to live in her Texas home.
Aristotle Onassis: Rich Greek man with an opulent yacht. Under investigation by US officials. Subject of romantic interest by Jackie's sister during Kennedy's Presidency.
Patricia Kennedy Lawford: JFK's sister who is married to actor, Peter Lawford
Jerry Behn: SAIC (Special Agent In Charge) of Kennedy's Secret Service Detail
Peter Lawford: Hollywood Actor and Brother-in-law to the Kennedy brothers. He was the connection to Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe
Priscilla Wear: One of JFK's mistresses - code named "Fiddle" by the Secret Service
Dr. Earl Rose: Dallas ME who wanted the autopsy done in Dallas but was refused
Fidel Castro: Cuban dictator
Charles de Gaulle: French President and General
Winston Churchill: Former English Prime Minister
Dave Powers: One of JFK's inner circle and advisor who have been with him since the beginning
Lucky Luciano: Mobster
John Wilkes Booth: Lincoln's assasin
Jesse Curry: Dallas Police Chief on November 22 when JFK was shot
J. Edgar Hoover: FBI Director
Ralph Roberts: Marilyn Monroe's masseur
Sam Giancana: Mobster
Robert E. Lee: Confederate General
Nikita Khrushchev: Russian Premier
Emmett Till: Young black killed in the South in the 1950's
Moses Wright: Emmett Till's uncle - a minister
Big Milam: One of the men who killed Emmet Till
Roy Bryant: One of the men who killed Emmet Till
Carolyn Bryant: Roy's wife
Louis Martin: One of JFK's advisors
Lisa Gherardini: Supposed model for the Mona Lisa
Dr. Frank Finnerty: Doctor Jackie consulted about her marriage
George de Mohrenschildt: Petrolium geologist with ties to Oswald and the elder George Bush
Audrey Marina Rachel Oswald: Marina's real name
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Former US president during WWII
Dr. John Walsh: Delivered 2 of Jack and Jackie's children and was there to console Jackie after the assassination
Greta Garbo: Movie actress
Chester Bowles: Undersecretary of State
Nellie Connally: Wife of the Governor of Texas in the limo with Jack and Jackie during the shooting
John Connally: Governor of Texas injured in the shooting
Pierre Salinger: JFK's press secretary
Jack Ruby: Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Ruth Paine: Friend of Marina Oswald
Larry Newman: JFK Secret Service Detail in Dallas
U. E. Baughman: Former head of the Secret Service just before Kennedy
George Ross: Friend of JFK's from the PT 109 days who he appointed to different commissions
Oleg Cassini: Jackie's favorite designer
Ngo Dinh Diem: 1st President of South Vietnam. He was also assassinated in November of 1963
Sterling Wood: Teenager who saw Oswald at a shooting range just days before the assassination
Andrei Gromyko: Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
James Hosty Jr.: FBI special agent in Dallas during the time leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy. He had interviewed Marina Oswald twice before November 22, 1963, and maintained a file on Lee Harvey Oswald.
Winston G. Lawson: Secret service agent with the JFK motorcade in Dallas
J. D. Tippit: Police who was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald
Harold Macmillan: Former British Prime Minister
John Profumo: English Secretary of War who resigned after having an affair with the lover of a suspected Soviet spy
Kenny O'Donnell: One of JFK's advisors who has been with him for a long time
Lem Billings: Life-long friend of JFK's
Dr. Mac Perry: 1st doctor to work on JFK at Parkland Hospital. He also helped Gov Connelly and worked on Lee Harvey Oswald after his shooting
Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of the US who was also murdered by an assassin
Judith Campbell: One of JFK's lovers who had ties to the Mafia
George Thomas: Add a description of this character.
Wesley Frazier: Drove Oswald to work at the Book Depository
Thich Quang Duc: Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection
Arnold J. Brown
Dr. William Kemp Clark: Dr at Parkland Hospital who pronounced JFK dead
André Malraux: French Minister of State for Cultural Affairs during JFK's presidency
Forrest V. Sorrels: Secret Service agent in the car in front of JFK in Dallas
Joseph Stalin: Former Russian dictator
Harry Truman: Former US President
Bill Greer: Driver of the limo
Aaron Rowland: Eye witness to the shooting who says there could have been 2 men in the window
Richard Nixon: Former vice president and future president of the US
Walter Cronkite: TV newscaster who announces JKF's death on live TV
Ted Walker: A retired colonel
Fulgencio Batista: Former ruler of Cuba overthrown by Fidel Castro
John Fain: FBI agent
Vernon O'Neal: Worked at O'Neal's Funeral Home who provided the casket for JFK
Clint Hill: Secret Service agent who jumped on the back of JFK's limo after the shooting
Dean Rusk: US Secretary of State under Kennedy and Johnson
John F. Kennedy: Assassinated President of the United States
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Washington D.C.--the Nation's capitol.
Cuba: Island nation near the US that was once a vacation destination for many US citizens--until the Communist-friendly dictator Fidel Castro overthrew the government and took power.
Glen Aura, VA: Where Jackie Kennedy and the children visit most weekends
Soviet Union: Also called USSR--opponent in the Cold War
The man with fewer than three years to live has his left hand on the Bible.
Original Language: English
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Page Count: 325
Library of Congress: E842.9 O74 2012
Reading Level: Adults
JFK's infidelity is discussed though not in graphic detail. War and politics are also discussed.
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