I was in a 1960's mood, and came across this book at the library while searching for books on that decade. It's funny, I remembered the name of the person who shot Oswald, but actually forgot for a few minutes Oswald's name! Jack Ruby was born into a Jewish family in Chicago. His parents came from Eastern Europe, and had an arranged marriage. They both appeared to be mentally ill, and all the children eventually ended up in foster homes. Jack Ruby ended up in Texas, running a strip joint. One gets the feeling he was greatly motivated by a hatred of women. He had quite a few little dogs, and referred to one of them as his wife, and the rest as his children. He appeared to be a sad, strange sort of person, who wanted to prove his courage by shooting the man who shot JFK. He said he did it to prove Jews weren't cowards. And he actually thought he'd be out on bail by the end of the day. He was arrested, never was free again, and died of an illness in prison, while awaiting the death penalty to be carried out. Most of this book is on conspiracy theories, which I skipped, having no interest. But it was a brief view of a strange man so many know the name of, but know absolutely nothing about him.