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Not In Your Lifetime: The Assassination of JFK
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on 14 November 2014
This is one of half a dozen books I have on the topic. It's much more accessible than 'A Farewell to Justice' by Mellen (which is a forensic dissection of the case, but somewhat 'dry.') Summers dismisses Posner's 'Cased Closed' as "a heavily promoted tome which hoodwinked its readers." 'Not in Your Lifetime' is the latest and possibly the most comprehensive yet readable submission on the topic. It's interesting to note that some 75% of Americans questioned in 2013 do not believe in the 'lone gunman' theory. With much of the evidence surrounding the case still suppressed until 2017 (and beyond), this case is far from over. As more information comes to light, it's looking increasingly likely that Oswald really was the 'patsy' set up to take the wrap.
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on 8 June 2016
So many theories, so many opinions. They say everyone remembers where they were when. JFK was killed. This book covers the plot to kill Kennedy in great detail , offering the reader the opportunity to make up their own mind by giving statements from all those involved in the investigation. It leaves one with many questions but no definitive answers. An engrossing read.
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on 7 April 2018
The book’s title refers to the likelihood that, although there is much still to come out about JFK’s assassination, the release of this information will almost certainly be embargoed for at least several more decades. That said, this is a fascinating read, providing previously undisclosed facts and, thus, scope for further lines of inquiry. Cuba remains central to this story, as does the role of the CIA/Mafia in seeking to remove Castro from power. Kennedy’s “assassin”, Oswald, emerges as an incredibly intricate character, with an undoubted background in US Intelligence. Add to that the apparent reluctance (if not undiluted refusal) on the part of both the CIA and FBI to follow up obvious leads at the time and to provide vital evidence to the two subsequent Congressional inquiries and it becomes difficult to avoid the commonly-held conclusion of....CONSPIRACY!!!
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on 13 May 2014
I have read many books about the JFK assassination and this is easily the best. Well written and superbly researched it also has the rare quality of balance. The author thoughtfully considers all the various arguments, giving respect, though not agreeing with, the official "Oswald lone nut" version, whilst dismissing the more bizarre conspiracy theories that have caused so much confusion and set back proper research. Outstanding.
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on 30 November 2015
Fantastic read. Goes into real depth about oswald's life and how he became the undoubted patsy in the jfk assassination riddle, and indeed, probably didn't even fire a shot that fateful day. With all the evidence presented over the years, including the facts within this book, it's impossible to refute the fact that there was a conspiracy. Anyone who believes the lone nut theory is delusional. Unputdownable book.
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on 19 December 2016
Well analysed. Covers all angles. The truth will sadly probably never be known. But given many events in life since the conspiracy theory remains a very likely possibility..
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on 22 October 2017
I gave a 5star rating because the book covered such a wide amount of information in a clear logical way. Without actually answering questions it couldn't answer. Also just as I finished reading the book the current P.O.T.U.S is releasing more papers on the subject.
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on 26 July 2017
A good account but gets very confusing with the list of characters and organisations that were or may have been involved. Strange that with so much that is known the truth still seems to elude even a writer of this standing, so I suppose you just have to make up your own mind as to what happened.
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on 29 June 2014
This is an obviously well researched book into all the conspiracy theories. It's all so complicated and clearly Oswald wasn't a mad 'lone gunman', but there were so many who wanted Kennedy dead, and Oswald was implicated in one way or another with all of them. This is about as good an attempt to cover the issues as you could hope for. But all the strange events surrounding the murder(s) make the mystery even deeper rather than resolved.
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on 20 August 2017
A gripping book,not sensationalist or over speculative but determinedly focused on fact and valid deduction. If you think you know the Kennedy story,think again and read on. An incredible achievement of work.
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