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

by James L. Swanson

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Overview


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 will deploy 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 will be illustrated with archival photos, and will have diagrams, source notes, bibliography, places to visit, and index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545490078
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 47,520
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

James L. Swanson has written for a variety of publications, including the WALL STREET JOURNAL and the LOS ANGELES TIMES. He is the coauthor of LINCOLN'S ASSASSINS: THEIR TRIAL AND EXECUTION, and he is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Mr. Swanson is an attorney and has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, DC.

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The "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! It not only tells the story of the assassination, but it also has multiple photos, maps, and diagrams that help the reader further understand what took place. Perfect for any history lover, escpecially if you're a kid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful
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Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Appropriate for grades 7-12, this wonderful book has lots of appeal for teen readers--short chapters, plenty of photographs, and easy-to-read maps that help tell the fascinating story.  The majority of the book relates details of those four days in November 1963 when panic and uncertainty were the norms for many Americans.  The placement of black-and-white photos, from the well-known shots of John, Jr. saluting his father's casket and of the fatal shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald to a series of photographs taken quickly  in succession after JFK was shot, go a long way in giving readers an understanding of the events of the day.  Noteworthy is the "Diagrams, Photos, and Illustrations" section at the end of the book; so too are the source  notes for each section.  Simply superb!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate the ass hole that shot kenedy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This authur is so good know i need to read "Bloody Times"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chasing lincon's killer was so good.the author is very good.i hope i can read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He was number two!