"The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

By SWANSON, James L.

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978-0-545-49007-8 978-0-545-49654-4
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Nonfiction

Gr 6 Up—Swanson's title reads like a thriller, with intense pacing and an engaging narrative. The event is not depicted as dry, textbook history, but rather as a horrifying and shocking crime. Full- and double-page photographs of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, and stills from the famous Zapruder film-which captured the assassination in real time-breathe emotion into the work. Kenne...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was "the great American tragedy," according to Swanson, whose clear and concisely written narrative highlights the key events of the Kennedy administration before focusing on the moment-by-moment details of the assassination. Part two of the narrative opens with Lee Harvey Oswald's background, an aerial-view photograph of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, a detailed map ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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