The President Has Been Shot: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson

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.

Descriptions taken from Goodreads.

Well, James L. Swanson has done it yet again.

I loved CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER, and it really brought me to an in-depth understanding of what truly went on not just in the moments leading up to Lincoln’s death–but also what happened in that moment and after. The same thing has happened in this story. I loved reading THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT and I think this book is a great introduction to the lives of JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and the people living today who still remember that day.

I love the way you can use this book and find videos online that it references to that can provide further knowledge on this event. Great read by Swanson. 4 stars.

pg count for the hardback: 336


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