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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: William Manchester Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781482955743
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As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy’s death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination. Through hundreds of interviews, extensive travel, and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective—to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK’s assassination—is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A work of considerable fascination…it is startlingly evocative.”

    Thomas Mallon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “William Manchester is a gifted and conscientious writer.”

    Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author

  • “It tells you what happened, and it tells you how it felt while it was happening.”

    Jerzy Kozinski, National Book Award–winning author

  • “An extraordinarily impressive, fascinating, and absorbing piece of work.”

    New York Times

  • “An authoritative, powerful account of the Dallas tragedy.”


  • “It seems not at all inconceivable that we have here an American contribution to the great literature on the death of kings.”

    New Yorker

  • “A work of love, even passion…Mr. Manchester’s final telling of the death of Kennedy is most moving.”

    Gore Vidal

  • “This is a great piece of writing.”

    Bill Paxton

  • “The book is astounding in its revelations, not only of affairs of state at the highest levels of power but also in its unique x-raying of a national disaster pursued by the author to its tiniest and ultimate reverberation. In this reviewer’s experience there has never before been a book like this.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Mr. Manchester matches the dislocation and identification which almost everyone experienced during the tragic events of that long weekend. Inescapably.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author

William Manchester (1922–2004) was an award-winning American author, biographer, historian, and a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. Among his many New York Times bestselling books are A World Lit Only by Fire; The Glory and the Dream; American Caesar; Goodbye, Darkness; and The Last Lion, a multivolume biography of Winston Churchill. He was also a recipient of the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.