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The Last Investigation: What Insiders Know about the Assassination of JFK by [Fonzi, Gaeton]
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"Gaeton Fonzi brings to the continuing puzzlement over the JFK murder a Chandleresque hardness and wonderment, a sense of a lonely man walking down a dark street, fighting the demons of official power, a loner who was aborted by the Congress at the lip of light." --Oliver Stone

"Historians and researchers consider Mr. Fonzi's book among the best."

"A rarity among Kennedy assassination books." --Senator Richard Schweiker

Gaeton Fonzi brings to the continuing puzzlement over the JFK murder a Chandleresque hardness and wonderment, a sense of a lonely man walking down a dark street, fighting the demons of official power, a loner who was aborted by the Congress at the lip of light. --Oliver Stone

Historians and researchers consider Mr. Fonzi's book among the best.

A rarity among Kennedy assassination books. --Senator Richard Schweiker

I consider this book one of the ten best ever published on the JFK assassination. --James DiEugenio, author of Destiny Betrayed

Historians and researchers consider Mr. Fonzi s book among the best.

About the Author

Gaeton Fonzi was an investigative journalist and author who focused on the assignation of John F. Kennedy. He worked as a reporter and editor for Philadelphia magazine from 1959 to 1972 and contributed to a range of other publications, including the New York Times and Penthouse. He was hired as a researcher in 1975 by the Church Committee and by the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations in 1977. He published his findings as a Congressional researcher in The Last Investigation. Fonzi died in 2012.

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  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2013)
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  • Language: English
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Gaeton Fonzi was an investigator for both the House Select Committee on Assassinations (known as the HSCA, which published its report in 1979) and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The Last Investigation details Fonzi's experiences working on the last official investigation of President John F. Kennedy's murder of November, 1963.

This book is subtitled, "What insiders know about the assassination of JFK." Whether that is something the author has chosen or not, I am not in a position to say but I doubt that Fonzi had anything to do with the dust jacket blurb. It's a sensational claim that suggests there might be explosive revelations contained within the 400-odd pages; however, what the subtitle is actually referring to, is the knowledge of what it was like working for an investigation that was meant to be "full and complete" but what they all knew in reality was compromised from the outset: the HSCA was framed around the concept that the Mafia participated in JFK's murder (rather than any possible intelligence connection), the investigation was insufficiently funded, they could only pursue leads that they had a reasonable hope might lead to a conclusion (they were meant to close doors, not open them) and anything that they ran out of time investigating, no matter how important, simply got left out of the final report.

Despite these severe, crippling limitations (and others), through sheer dogged determination, Fonzi was successful in discovering important new information, primarily about the Central Intelligence Agency's Miami-based JM/WAVE anti-Castro operations and how characters associated with that operation, might have had some bearing on the JFK assassination: David Atlee Phillips, David Sanchez Morales and others.
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I wanted a book that covered the facts that were known and have since come to light on the Kennedy assassination and this hasn't disappointed. Mr Fonzi keeps very much to the hard evidence that was uncovered by his own part as an investigator for the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations and avoids too much speculation other than some very astute and insightful questions of the nature "If it wasn't the CIA, who else could it have been...?" The conclusions that one are forced to come to in accepting both the evidence that was known and that which was lost or destroyed, is that an effective coup d'état took place in one of the world's largest democracies and that a long shadow has been cast in global events and politics right through to the present day.
Mr Fonzi does flit around a little, and I found myself thinking of taking notes as if I were soon to be taking a test, but the honest and straightforward approach of his testimony to what he witnessed and uncovered overwhelms this critique. It is the substance of this book that matters, not the style, and the substance is an horrific condemnation of the machinery of State of the USA and the partiality of its public figures and politicians who have knowingly conspired to keep this crime undercover for decades. You need look no further than the pages of international news today from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria to imagine how this evil has contaminated the world we know today. I read this book in tandem with James Douglass' book, JFK and the Unspeakable, which references Fonzi's work considerably but also extends into areas that he did not directly address - I can recommend both.
Mr Fonzi is a true hero and humanitarian for being prepared to commit his knowledge to print. If only something were to come of this life's work.
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Having seen the JFK movie several months ago, it put me on a spin of finding out the truth of what happened. I emailed an experienced researcher who sent me a list of the best books to read. And so I have read many books, about 15 at this point. Of these I consider this to be in the top three.

What I have learned is that there are many books that reach into levels of fantasy, or are uncorroborated, and make incorrect inferences about the facts, and are written by authors who may have uncovered interesting facts or witnesses, but then fall down with their own limited reasoning skills, confusing fact with opinion.

What separates Fonzi's book from the herd, is that he was an actual investigator with the House Select Committee on Assassinations, formerly working with Senator Schweiker on the Church Committee, and hunted down leads and interviewed actual witnesses, and people who may have participated wittingly or unwittingly in the assassination of President Kennedy.

His investigation skills are impeccable, his frustration with the HSCA understandable, his disillusionment with the bureacracy and stonewalling tactics appreciable.

As you probably know, the Warren Commission concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman acting alone firing three shots.

The HSCA concluded partially relying on acoustic analysis that four shots were fired, indicating a 'limited' conspiracy.

If you were to read this book you would discover that Gaeton Fonzi not only is a good writer and investigator, but a true quester for truth, and you would learn about some characters, some familiar, some new.
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