Swanson, James L.
THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!
New York : Scholastic, 2013
ago, John Kennedy
was president of
the United States and enjoying
a visit to Dallas. No
one could have known what would
happen on November 22, 1963.
In this book, we learn
about the days that led
up to that
fateful day. The
assassin, Lee Harvey
Oswald, hadn't even
planned on shooting
the President until
just a few days
But an article
about the President's
visit in a
And you will
learn about the
The President Has
Been Shot goes back in time to November 22, 1963, the
day America mourned the death of its young and
charismatic leader, President John F. Kennedy. Through
engaging text, diagrams, maps, photographs, and
illustrations, this historical account describes the
assassination of the president who was riding in a
motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas, when he was shot by
Lee Harvey Oswald.
On a November day in 1963, a lone gunman stands perched inside an open window at the Texas School Book Depository, preparing his weapon for the perfect shot. Blocks away, a young president at the height of his career, waves to a crowd of onlookers from his open vehicle.
The shot is fired from the window. The world is never the same.
James Swanson not only provides a thorough look at the early life and career of John F. Kennedy, a family man and charismatic political figure, but also gives a shocking glimpse into the mind of his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald.
This suspenseful thriller reaches a peak when it takes the reader on the exact motorcade path Kennedy took in the last moments of his life. Readers will discover little-known details surrounding the hours after the presidentís death including Jacqueline Kennedyís devastating airplane ride back home and conspiracy theories that hint that Oswald did not act alone. Swanson delivers an emotional and impeccable narrative that leaves the reader wanting more! (Prepared by: Carmen Mangus, Pelion Middle School, South Carolina Junior Book Award)
|SUBJECTS: Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination.|