James L. Swanson
Date: Tue. January 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
James L. Swanson joins us to discuss his recent book titled End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Here, for the first time in decades, is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Swanson, author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt, which so vividly brought the Lincoln assassination to life. In End of Days, he reveals Lee Harvey Oswald's bizarre history of violence and follows John and Jacqueline Kennedy's wildly successful swing through Texas and their fateful Dallas motorcade ride. In the most riveting account ever written about the assassin's shots, Swanson takes us to the sixth-floor Texas Book Depository window to look through Oswald's rifle sights. Swanson also re-creates the last hours of the doomed assassin and the days of national mourning for the president that followed, culminating in a funeral that united the country in a tearful farewell to the fallen commander in chief.
This event is presented by the Society of Midland Authors, an organization established in 1915 for published authors in the Midwest. The Chicago Public Library is pleased to co-host this event.
Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Library staff. Once capacity is reached, seating is no longer available. Books are available for purchase and the author will sign books at the conclusion of the program.