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The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo. Photo: PA Photos/Short Books.
The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo. Photo: PA Photos/Short Books.

The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo

Award-winning former BBC radio and television producer, Jonathan Mayo, brings us a minute-by-minute account of one of the biggest events of the twentieth century – the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

You forget you are reading a factual description of a historical event, as it feels like a gripping crime thriller.

Mayo brings warmth and humanity to an infamous event, and among the many books currently being published on this topic, this one very much stands out.