“The President Has Been Shot!” by James L. Swanson

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“The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
James L. Swanson

This book tells about the life of John F. Kennedy. It starts by telling how he became President and ending with the hour by hour details of the last few days of his life. There are quite a lot of details, photographs and illustrations of the parade route. It is quite amazing how many details there are of one of the most memorable moments in U.S. history. There are everything from blurry photographs of the various frames of video that was taken while along the parade route to the infamous detailed pictures of all the after math and press that followed the tragic event. Not only are there amazing photographs that capture the event, but the text is quite well-written. And the way that the chapters are done readers will be in no doubt as to what detail happened at exactly what point. I really enjoyed the book and am not at all amazed that it won an award from YALSA.

Scholastic Press, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-49007-8
Reviewed from an uncorrected proof
FORMAT: Non-Fiction
AGE: Young Adult

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