Martin Hay

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History Will Prove Us Right : Inside the Warren Co&hellip by Howard P. Willens
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Nobody likes to admit they were wrong, even on small, trivial issues. So imagine you screwed up - whether by accident or design - something as monumental as the investigation into the murder of the President? How much time do you think would have to pass before you were ready to hold up your hand?

Apparently, for former Warren Commission lawyer Howard Willens, even 50 years is not long enough. Because, despite close to five decades of criticism, Willens remains defiant and unapologetic in his defense of the Commission and its now-defunct conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. And it is not as if that criticism has come entirely from conspiracy "buffs." Far from it. The… Read more
Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis Volume 1 TPB (Gr&hellip by Alan Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminally Underrated, 27 Mar 2011
Co-creator of Excalibur, Chris Claremont, is one of my all-time favourite comic-book writers so it pains me to admit it but he made a real mess of a very promising series. When Claremont first put Excalibur together - in collaboration with the brilliant and often overlooked British artist Alan Davis - it looked set to be an instant classic. But after the first half dozen or so issues, things quickly began to deteriorate. By the time the multi-part (read bloated and tedious) "Cross-Time Caper" came to an uninteresting end with issue 24 many readers could have been forgiven for having given up on the book altogether. And as hard as it was to believe things only got worse before Claremont, who… Read more
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. K&hellip by V Bugliosi
20 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rewriting History, 11 May 2009
Reclaiming History made me laugh; out loud. Not when author Vincent Bugliosi was attempting to be humorous by making one of his numerous sneering, sarcastic remarks at the expense of those who dare to believe that John F. Kennedy's murder was the result of conspiracy. But when he was being sincere. A few pages into his lengthy introduction, Bugliosi writes, "...the [Warren] Commission's conduct throughout the investigation clearly shows that its members only had one objective, to discover the truth of what happened." Ludicrous! In the face of the massive documentary record we now have at our disposal proving the exact opposite to be true, it is completely ridiculous for Bugliosi to make… Read more