Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
 

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Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
A Reporter's Story

author: Wilborn R. Hampton

On November 22, 1963, the phone rang in the Dallas U.P.I. office. Wilborn Hampton, a cub reporter, answered and heard these words: "Three shots fired!" It was the voice of the U.P.I. White House reporter. The gunshots had been fired at President Kennedy—and young Hampton was the first to receive the news. This is his story, a riveting account of a young man swept into the white-hot core of a tragedy that would shake the world. It is also a minute-by-minute chronicle of how reporters collected the facts of the major news story of the twentieth century. Kennedy Assassinated! will leave readers with an unforgettable sense of the shock, grief, and enduring loss that every American experienced that day.
Back matter includes a bibliography and an index.

The astonishing story of a cub reporter who was there on the day that the President died.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $10.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763670197 /  9780763670191
on sale date:
11/2013
type/format:
Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
96 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
History; Law & Crime; Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
Wilborn Hampton was born in Dallas in 1940. Two years after the assassination of President Kennedy, he was transferred to the New York U. P. I. office and was subsequently assigned to London and Rome as a foreign correspondent. He was also an editor at The New York Times Book Review.
 
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