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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James L. Swanson Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9780062265227
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In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination—from the Kennedys’ arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has been the subject of enduring debate, speculation, and numerous conspiracy theories, but Swanson’s absorbing and complete account follows the event hour-by-hour, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald conceived of the crime three days before its execution, to his own murder two days later at a Dallas Police precinct at the hands of Jack Ruby, a two-bit nightclub owner.

Based on sweeping research never before collected so powerfully in a single volume, End of Days distills Kennedy’s assassination into a pulse-pounding thriller that is sure to become the definitive popular account of this historic crime for years to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A master of the form, James Swanson has brought his formidable storytelling skills to bear on another tragic turning point in American history. His treatment of Dallas 1963 is grand narrative at its finest.”

    Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

  • “Swanson makes history read like a crime thriller, vividly re-creating the details surrounding the shooting through the perspectives of the killer, the victim, and those closest to them.”


  • End of Days is a fresh, modern contribution to the literature about one of the most heartbreaking crimes in history.”

    Washington Post

  • “Absorbing and fast-paced.”

    Associated Press

  • “Skillful...Authoritative...Swanson’s narrative gifts inject fresh suspense into the story of JFK’s slaying.”

    National Review

  • “A crisp, readable recital of the events surrounding the run-up to Nov. 22 and the aftermath.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “With a gift for storytelling, an ability to juxtapose events in the lives of killer and victim, and an eye for the revelatory detail, Swanson offers a gripping account...The energy and devotion he brings to this endeavor rekindles the emotions of a half-century ago.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “History as true-crime story…Swanson combines stellar research with a brisk, transporting narrative.”


  • “[A] ‘you are there’ edge-of-the-seat thriller.”


  • “It’s a highly detailed, highly compelling story, and it would be just as compelling if the victim didn’t happen to be JFK. Swanson is an excellent writer, and the book, which draws on many dozens of previously published works is a valuable addition to the JFK collection and to the true-crime genre as a whole.”


  • “Breathlessly re-creates the tragedy. Drawing on the decades of technological advances that have deepened the knowledge of the assassination, the author presents the stunning unfolding of the event in punchy, poignant vignettes…Chilling, gruesome and riveting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author James L. Swanson

James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award–winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. Swanson was born on Lincoln’s birthday.

About the Narrator

Richard Thomas, a film and television actor, is best known for his role as John-Boy Walton on the CBS television series, The Waltons. His performance earned him a Primetime Emmy, as well as two Golden Globe nominations. Also an audiobook narrator, he has read numerous books, including John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series.