“The President Has Been Shot” the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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“The President Has Been Shot” the Assassination of John F. Kennedy tells the story of one of the most horrifying events in American history. James L. Swanson takes the reader through the events leading up to the assassination and depicts the sunny, Texas afternoon on November 22, 1963 with dramatic details and an impeccable perspective. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts in May of 1917, Kennedy remains the youngest man ever elected president of the United States. John, known to friends as Jack, had a powerful family background. His maternal grandfather was the former mayor of Boston and his father served in FDR’s administration. Kennedy himself had a strong military past before running for the House of Representatives in 1946, later winning the reelection in 1948 and 1950. Before running for President, he ran for Senate in 1952. JFK married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at age 36 in September of 1953. They quickly became known as a classy, glamorous, and idolized couple. Despite his great early success, John almost faced death twice, once after his wedding, and suffered terrible pain all h...

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