The Death of a President (Paperback)

November 20-November 25, 1963

By William Manchester

Back Bay Books, 9780316370714, 736pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/1/2009)
Compact Disc (11/1/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/1/2014)
Compact Disc (11/1/2013)
MP3 CD (11/1/2013)

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William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination--now restored to print in a new paperback edition.

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 the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant 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.

About the Author

William Manchester (1922-2004) was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, a three-volume biography of Winston Churchill; Goodbye, Darkness; A World Lit Only by Fire; The Glory and the Dream; The Arms of Krupp; and American Caesar. He received the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award.