The Day Kennedy Was Shot

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062290595
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 1,208,858
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

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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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.
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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.