Kennedy's Last Days: The Assassination That Defined a Generation by Bill O'Reilly

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KEY PLAYERS

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy Sr.

Joseph Kennedy Sr.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

McGeorge Bundy

McGeorge Bundy

John Kennedy Jr.

John Kennedy Jr.

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Robert S. McNamara

Robert S. McNamara

Ted Sorensen

Ted Sorensen

Kenneth P. O'Donnell

Kenneth P. O'Donnell

Earl Warren

Earl Warren

David Francis Powers

David Francis Powers

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Pierre Salinger

Pierre Salinger

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Andrei Gromyko

Andrei Gromyko

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

U.E. Baughman

U.E. Baughman

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Clint Hill

Clint Hill

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

Harry Truman

Harry Truman

Winston G. Lawson

Winston G. Lawson

George Wallace

George Wallace

Robert Oswald

Robert Oswald

J.D. Tippit

J.D. Tippit

Ruth Paine

Ruth Paine

George de Mohrenschildt

George de Mohrenschildt

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald

Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby

Marguerite Oswald

Marguerite Oswald

Edwin Anderson Walker

Edwin Anderson Walker

Marina Prusakova Oswald

Marina Prusakova Oswald

President john f. Kennedy and family

Caroline Kennedy: Daughter of the president and first lady.

Edward “Ted” Kennedy: Younger brother of JFK, U.S. senator.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy: Wife of JFK, first lady of the United States.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy: World War II hero, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, U.S. congressman and senator, 35th president of the United States.

John Kennedy Jr.: Son of the president and first lady.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.: Older brother of JFK, U.S. Navy land-based bomber pilot during World War II.

Joseph Kennedy Sr.: Patriarch of the Kennedy family, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.

Robert Francis Kennedy: Younger brother of JFK, U.S. senator, U.S. attorney general, candidate for president in 1968.

President Kennedy’s Cabinet and Advisers

McGeorge Bundy: JFK’s national security adviser.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: JFK’s vice president, then 36th president of the United States.

Robert S. McNamara: Secretary of defense.

Kenneth “Kenny” P. O’Donnell: Organizer of JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign, special assistant and appointments secretary to President Kennedy, later campaign manager for Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.

David “Dave” Francis Powers: Special assistant and assistant appointments secretary to President Kennedy, later curator of the JFK Library and Museum.

Pierre Salinger: White House press secretary.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.: Special assistant to the president.

Ted Sorensen: Special counsel to the president.

Earl Warren: Fourteenth chief justice of the Supreme Court, chairman of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, informally known as the Warren Commission.

Political Leaders

Fidel Castro: Prime minister and later president of Cuba.

John Connally: Governor of Texas, rides in the presidential limousine in Dallas.

Dwight Eisenhower: Thirty-fourth president of the United States.

Andrei Gromyko: Soviet foreign minister.

Nikita Khrushchev: Premier of the Soviet Union.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Minister, activist leader of the civil rights movement, and later Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

Richard Nixon: President Eisenhower’s vice president, presidential candidate against Kennedy.

Harry Truman: Thirty-third president of the United States.

George Wallace: Governor of Alabama.

Secret Service, FBI, and Police

U. E. Baughman: Head of the Secret Service.

Arnold J. Brown: Texas-based FBI agent who investigates Lee Harvey Oswald and his mother.

Jesse Curry: Dallas police chief.

John Fain: Texas-based FBI agent who investigates Lee Harvey Oswald.

Bill Greer: Secret Service agent driving the presidential limousine.

Clint Hill: Secret Service agent in charge of Jackie Kennedy’s detail.

J. Edgar Hoover: Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

James Hosty Jr.: FBI’s expert on Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald.

Roy Kellerman: Secret Service agent protecting JFK.

Winston G. Lawson: Secret Service special agent in charge of organizing JFK’s travel protection.

Eugene “Bull” Connor: Birmingham, Alabama, public safety commissioner.

J. D. Tippit: Officer of the Dallas police force who is killed by Oswald.

Lee Harvey Oswald, Family, and Acquaintances

George de Mohrenschildt: Russian-American businessman who helps the Oswalds.

Lee Harvey Oswald: U.S. Marine, defector to the Soviet Union, assassin of Kennedy.

Marguerite Oswald: Mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Marina Prusakova Oswald: Wife of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Robert Oswald: Lee Harvey Oswald’s older brother.

Ruth Paine: Friend of Marina Oswald.

Others

Walter Cronkite: CBS newsman who first announces the shooting of the president.

Jack Ruby: Nightclub owner who kills Lee Harvey Oswald.

Edwin Anderson “Ted” Walker: Major general in the U.S. Army, assassination target of Oswald.

Sterling Wood: Boy who testifies that he saw Oswald at the rifle practice range.