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WHO SHOT JFK? (Pocket Essentials) Hardcover – 20 Sep 2007

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: POCKET ESSENTIALS; 2Rev Ed edition (20 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184243232X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842432327
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Format: Hardcover
According to Robin Ramsay, LBJ was the culprit! Shouldn't the title have been "Who ordered JFK Shot?" then? Because LBJ certainly didn't pull any triggers anywhere near Delay Plaza on that fateful November day in `63.
So what was new to me:
Loy Factor, a Native American, who confessed to be part of the sixth floor sniper team along with Ruth Ann, LHO and "Mac" Wallace aka Malcom E. Wallace, LBJs trusted hitman.
Identification of a fingerprint found on "Box A" on the sixth floor of the TSBD belonging to none other than "Mac" Wallace.
"The LBJ Gang" is described convincingly and it feels like a particularly difficult part of the jigsaw puzzle falls into place after hours of concentrated pondering.
Jack Ruby and his "appearances" are presented in a less sophisticated and dramatic way and I think that serves both the truth and Jack Ruby best.
Further more the double Oswald theory is given a new and more elaborate twist.
Robin Ramsay is more logical, direct, straight forward and clear cut than most "Kennedy assassination buffs" and researchers. Unfortunately that results in the book coming across as less "scientific and analytical" which makes me wonder whether I can take it at face value.
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Format: Hardcover
The author has obviously elected to provide a short and sweet account of the events of November 22nd 1963 rather than delving deep and producing a heftier work on the subject. However, surprisingly Robin Ramsay does a very good job of covering the many and often complex aspects of the case even though the book is rather short. Whilst I do not agree with the pro conspiracy stance of the author, I would recommend the book - especially for the many excellent web site addresses provided for people wishing to find out more about the case.
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An entertaining summary of the case as seen by conspiracy researchers at the time of writing. And that is the key, many of the things stated as fact (the number of bullets fired, the 'fake' backyard photos, etc) will seem poorly misguided to those who have been following the case since the book was published. However, these are clearly stated in good faith and were no doubt believed at the time.

Since the book has been published forensics has become much less of an arcane art to the general public, and there has been considerable research to case. None of which should in any way detract from the enjoyment of this book. As much as I may disagree with his conclusions, Mr Ramsay is a fine writer and story teller, who tries to be sceptical and admits when he is choosing to believe something based on supposition if not evidence. He remains by far the gold standard of conspiracy theory journalism, respected by sceptics and true-believers alike, and often loved for his wry and humorous style.
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This short book reads like an extended essay on the subject of JFK research and how this has developed since the events in Dallas 50 years ago.
The author skims through all the major themes (Russia, Cuba, Mob, LBJ, FBI etc etc) pointing towards the key works on each of them and why some are more plausible than others. It is not a detailed overview of the events themselves nor a comprehensive case for a particular suspect (though Ramsay makes it clear where he is pointing) and the style is more blog like than academic. Think Wikipedia with some real thought and analysis.
Somebody did it, it probably wasn't Oswald. You might not find the answer in here but it will likely make you appreciate why people are still asking questions.
The notes are very useful as is the bibliography for anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into the subject.
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Format: Hardcover
This book assumes a considerable degree of familiarity with the JFK assassination - there are no timelines, no details about ballistics, no diagrams of Dealey Plaza. Its scope is not, in short, 'the assassination of JFK' but deals purely with a handful of the most likely cast and scenarios behind the assassination and cover up.

It does this in a very scant way by looking at a given aspect (the two Oswalds, the failings and agenda of the Warren Commission, the criminal past of LBJ), summarising the better (and poorer) books published on that aspect and including, at the end of each chapter, a lot of very good web references for further research.

'Who Shot JFK' won't tell you much about the subject. Its a starting point to the most recent thinking at the more serious, sober and less nutty end of the JFK conspiracy scale - and as such it's OK. It's very light reading - its 150 pages are small and 35 of them are footnotes so you can read it easily in a night. For a book[let] of such limited scope and shelflife it's overpriced.
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