The Day Kennedy Was Shot

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

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by Jim Bishop

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A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November 22, 1963. 

Author Jim Bishop’s trademark hour-by-hour suspenseful storytelling drives this account of an unforgettable day in American history. His retelling tracks


A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November 22, 1963. 

Author Jim Bishop’s trademark hour-by-hour suspenseful storytelling drives this account of an unforgettable day in American history. His retelling tracks all of the major and minor characters—JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Jackie, and more—illuminating a human drama that many readers believe they know well.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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Jim Bishop was a syndicated columnist and author of many bestselling books, including The Day Lincoln Was Shot, The Day Christ Died, and A Day in the Life of President Kennedy. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Bishop died in 1987.

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Day Kennedy Was Shot 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked Manchester's book on the Kennedy assassination, you will like Bishop's book. Similar in style, Bishop's book is a bit more neutral than Manchester's but still with a feel for the participants. Since the book was originally published in 1968 we have of course learned more facts about both the assassination and Kennedy the man. Still, there is an innocence of that time period felt in the book that is compelling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone who likes detailed accounts of a situation. Mr Bishop has provided us with a very detailed hour-by-hour account of that fateful day in November 1963.
Rick_Tower More than 1 year ago
The Day Kennedy Was Shot is a remarkable book. It gives an hour by hour detailing of the last day of John F. Kennedy. This book relies on information garnered from hundreds of interviews. It is vey well researched and the writing is top notch suspenseful drama. It is a fine book, well worth reading. Jim Bishop is a very good author.
GingerSnapp More than 1 year ago
Jim Bishop has written a definitive book that stands out among the many Kennedy assassination books available. It is very well researched, and I am old enough to remember that day well and watched the tv live murder of LHO. This book is worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems Mr. Bishop got to caught up in the Camelot mistique of the Kennedy era although reading this book was enjoyable.History has shown that young John Kennedy was never called John-John by those closest to him. This was a myth started by the white house press. Mr. Bishop should have been more truthful in this aspect. I am apolitical but I didn't enjoy the Lyndon Johnson bashing that was reported by Mr.Bishop. It seems there MUST have been soom people around in this country on Nov. 22,1963 who felt some compassion for Mr. Johnson and the situation he was in and felt. This should have been brought out in a more respectful manner. (unless I'm a complete fool and Mr. Bishop was being a tad bit sarcastic and I missed it)but with that said and very good book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The day kennedy was shot is a true story and is a biography about President John F. Kennedy. Obviously this book is about our president Kennedy and the day he was shot. President Kennedy was the youngest president to run in office, whose career as president ended by an asassination by Lee Harvy Oswald during a parade. Before the assisination day, the author also includes the life of kennedy before office, and life as a boy. This book was highly informational and lead the reader to know many facts about Kennedy. The author did a good job explaining dificult proposals, and supporting his opinions on 'who really shot Kennedy.' The author's language is some-what advanced and it wouldn't be easy enough for a child, but perhaps a young adult reader and older. What i liked about this book was how Bishop expalined his living styles before running for president such as, 'life as an Irish imigrant', which discussed his early days as a boy with irish parents. The conclusion of the book was really desturbing...yet left the reader wonder...'WHO REALLY SHOT KENNEDY?' Judging by the evidence and the so-called 'Magic bullet', the author left the reader to come to another conclusion that kennedy wasn't just shot by one man. All in all, this book was very educational, but i wouldn't recomend this book to a person that like historical biographys or books with killing in them. I would how ever recommend this book to people who like history and Killings.
Beirut768 More than 1 year ago
(1 of 2) is posted in the Hardcover edition ...

Dimona began active work in the beginning of 1962 and was able to produce plutonium. Arab university professors gathered in Cairo and their forum reached the conclusion that enriched uranium was also produced.

USA intelligence was able to assess the purpose of Dimona since the beginning of 1960 and insisted that Israel should agree to comply with international standards of `inspection' (Israel never signed the Nuclear non-Proliferation Pact that began late in 1960).
Indeed, Ben Gurion agreed to international inspection provided 1) Inspectors are USA citizens or under the sole supervision of the USA, and 2) that Israel would receive advance notice of the schedule of inspection.
Some suspected that since Israel was able to receive advance warning of the date of inspection, it was a lot easy to makeover, hide, evade, and cover, ahead of time, sensitive data at the site away from the scrutinizing eyes of the inspectors.
The inspectors informed USA administration of their qualms and complained that their work, in the absence of professional surprise check, would be rendered futile, useless and a waste of time. The inspectors didn't agree to any restrictions put to them by the Israelis concerning the `areas' or `the facilities' they intended to check.

Ben Gurion was adamant "there will be no surprise visits", and Kennedy was determined to `go by the book', `the inspectors should apply the guidelines to the letter and produce their appraisal, independently, as in any other place in the world. Exempting Israel would be taken as precedent'.
As expected, the charismatic young American president won over the old man of Israel. Dimona was put under the Inspectors Microscope.
But for how long??

When Lyndon B Johnson succeeded the assassinated President he did not pursue the same stringent approach as his predecessor.