This finalist for the young reader Excellence in Nonfiction award by one of the very best authors of historical events transports readers back to November 22, 1963, the day that US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a trip to Dallas, Texas. With intense pacing and a thriller-like narrative, this book explores this horrific day in US history not as dry, textbook history but as the tragic and shocking crime that it was. Photographs, background information, and illustrations capture the assassination in real time emotion and provide details about the gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, his motives and plans for the shooting . The pursuit and capture of Oswald as well as the impact on both Kennedy’s family and the entire nation are described with historical accuracy as well. This is a not to be missed account of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. A bestseller for years in hardback format, it is now available in a more affordable paperback version.