Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns

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Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns
Written by Wilborn R. Hampton
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ISBN-13: 9781564028112
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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.
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Non-Fiction / Hardback
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10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
96 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
History; Law & Crime; Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
Wilborn Hampton was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1940, and was a reporter for U.P.I. from 1963 to 1979. Since 1979, Wilborn Hampton has worked at the New York Times as an editor and as a theater and book critic. He lives in New York City.
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