511 10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
Ford’s Theatre Society hosts a book discussion and signing with author James L. Swanson and moderator Sam Donaldson on November 12, 2013, at 7 p.m., at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street, NW). Following the discussion in the theatre, Swanson will sign copies of the book in the Ford’s Theatre lobby.
Fifty years ago, our country was jolted by tragedy: our 35th President was brutally murdered on an American street in front of hundreds of horrified witnesses. In “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” (publication date November 12, 2013), Edgar award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of the highly acclaimed “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” James. L. Swanson offers a comprehensive understanding of this historic day, lending edge-of-your seat, storyteller’s mastery to the subject. With fascinating, colorful detail culled from vast historic resources, Swanson sets the stage for his central drama: the unfolding of the private final hours of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald as their destinies converge in a rifle’s crosshairs—one man bound for infamy, the other for myth. Told in Swanson’s signature, thrilling, ticking-clock narrative style, “End of Days” tracks the seemingly inevitable, and equally improbable, collision course between two men that would change history, devastate a hopeful generation, and spur one of our country’s greatest national mysteries. As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death approaches, Kennedy buffs looking for a deeper understanding as well as readers new to the subject will find End of Days to be a comprehensive, fascinating, emotional, riveting must-read.
Tickets for the discussion are free but required and may be reserved in person at the Ford’s Theatre Box Office, at www.fords.org or through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 (Ticketmaster fees apply). Seating is available on a first-come basis. Books will be available for purchase on site at the Ford’s Theatre Gift Shop.