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Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know that We Didn't Know Then about the Death of JFK Kindle Edition
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The book is well written and although there are a few typos here and there these will not detract from one's enjoyment.The book has several chapters written by other leading lights in the JFK assassination research community including a chapter from the excellent Vince Palamara on the Secret Service and a chapter on the alteration of the Zapruder film from that other irrepressible and long-standing stalwart of JFK assassination research Jack White.There is much more besides in this superb book.
A good read that will fascinate you. If you want the truth on what happened to JFK
on the 22nd November 1963 you'll find it in this book. You can read this book confident in the knowledge that you ARE reading the TRUTH.
If there are salient facts in MIDP (and there may be, I guess), they get totally lost amidst the general confusion and misguided pedantry. This book needed much, much better editing, ideally by someone without so many preconceived notions. Two stars, then, more in sorrow than in anger.
It's very difficult for me to comprehend all of the details concerning the medical and photographic evidence. I have neither sufficient medical insight nor very much experience with film and photography. The techniques involved in photo alteration are beyond me and on top of that the reproduction quality of most of the photographs in the book is rather poor making it virtually impossible for me to conform to the theories presented in the respective essays and articles.
It scares me to read that somebody - to include agents of the Secret Service - allegedly has tampered with the Zapruder Film! If that's true, we can no longer be sure of the timing and sequence of the shooting - usually a precise (+/- less than a second) and common ground for crime scene investigation and research whether you are for or against the lone assassin and single/magic bullet theories. Unfortunately I'm easily discouraged when confronted with new evidence that makes this case even more complicated. In many respects I think that the people defending the conclusions in the Warren Commission Report have started a well orchestrated campaign of misinformation early on, letting conflicting "look alike evidence" surface from time to time, in order to create "information overload"! The Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) is given a lot of attention throughout this book. The ARRB apparently declassified some 60,000 government documents pertaining to the murder of JFK (it's not my understanding that the ARRB worked on other assassinations i.e. Martin Luther King, jr. and Robert F. Kennedy) - talk about "information overload"!? And I had to give up on the Warren Commission Report, originally expecting to be spell bound like Jim Garrison as portrayed by Kevin Costner in JFK - fat chance!
Finally someone - James H. Fetzer that is - pinpoints the discrepancy that Oswald allegedly only fired standard copper-jacked World War II-vintage military ammunition, when JFK clearly suffered at least one headshot producing a wound proving the use of some kind of frangible ammunition.
Part I (pp. 17-117) by Ira David Wood III provides an excellent and very detailed Chronology of 22 November 1963. Part I even provides you with an integrated who's who. I'm afraid though, that Wood at times gets carried away providing a little too much back-ground and nice-to-know stuff as well. But you can pick'n choose according to your prior knowledge of these things.
At least two other people than Deputy Sheriff Roger Craig saw a man, looking like Oswald, getting into the "famous" Nash Rambler station wagon parked on Elm Street for a short while before leaving Dealey Plaza through the triple underpass.
Considerable effort is spent trying to locate the head wound and determine the size of it, but finally the corresponding entry wound - above the right eye - for the frontal shot is mentioned (though very briefly). I have always wondered why the Parkland doctors never said anything about that and the back wound for that matter. It seems as if the severity of the head wound drew all of their attention to it, and they forgot to do the full ABC check, even though JFK had his clothes removed, and the jacket and shirt most have borne some evidence to suggest a wound to the upper back as well.
There is evidence to suggest that the throat wound and frontal headshot originated from the direction of the triple underpass, most likely from a storm drain on the north overpass; the drain doesn't exist today - it's been paved over since then. The throat shot is thought to have passed though the windshield. In fact the mystery of the windshield is very interesting, suspicious, confusing and incriminating for the Secret Service. How on earth could Secret Service agents Greer (driver) and Kellerman have overlooked a shot through the windshield at such an early instant and failed to react? Firing through the windshield would, to the best of my knowledge, exclude the use of frangible ammunition unless the perpetrators didn't care about collateral damage to the other or at least the female passengers in the limousine.
I'm also pleased to notice a short consideration of where the projectile that entered the throat from the front ended up - apparently neither an exit wound nor bullet fragments have been found. Was the wound produced by a glass fragment from the windshield?
There might well have been fired as many as 6-8 shots at JFK, possibly scoring two headshots according to the medical evidence.
I'm intrigued to find a short piece (Part VI, pp. 361-370) on Jesse Curry's JFK Assassination File (1969), a book that sells at 75£, used that is, here on Amazon, which is well out side of my price range. Part VI among other things sports a picture of the materiel evidence, as found by the Dallas Police I presume, showing a rather large fragment, that has been removed from Governor Connally, and there's only two spent 6.5 mm cartridge casings!!!???
It appears that Failure Analysis, Associates, Inc. participated in a mock trial of Lee Harvey Oswald for first degree murder for the assassination of JFK conducted by the American Bar Association in 1992. After two days of trial, e.g. using computerized animation and video presentation, the jury was split 7 for conviction and 5 for acquittal. Do it again, I say! And show it on TV - I'm sure it will draw attention like the trials of O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson.
There are a lot of typos throughout the book - almost enough to cause the loss of a star! But fortunately the typos don't interfere with the meaning and understanding of the text - so the full score of five stars remain.
Gary L. Aguilar (M.D.), James H. Fetzer (Ph.D., editor), Douglas P. Horne (Senior Analyst for Military Records at the ARRB), David W. Mantik (M.D., Ph.D.), Vincent Palamara (Author and fellow researcher), Bertrand Russell (Philosopher and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, deceased in 1970), Jack White (Researcher primarily concerned with the photographic evidence), Douglas Weldon (J.D.) and Ira D. Wood III (Researcher as mentioned above) - well done everybody!
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