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Remarkable book published before the Warren Report!
on 6 January 2013
This is a remarkable book which was published in 1964 before the the Warren Report.
Part 1 lays out the emerging concerns about Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman and assassin of John F Kennedy. Key questions including: how many shots? were there shots from locations other than the Texas School Book Depository? was there a 2nd Oswald impostor? was the ageing rifle and Oswald's marksmanship really capable of the deed? These questions and others are analysed in a rational and lucid way.
Part 2 considers evidence of a wider conspiracy involving elements of the CIA, political extremists, oil barons and other groups who may have gained from the assassination. This section is weaker (more time and evidence was needed to build the case) but nevertheless provides a fascinating early glimpse of other possible assassination scenarios.
The book gains considerably from the fact that the analysis is based on contemporaneous evidence (witness statements, newspaper reports etc) and is therefore free from the accretions of the last nearly 50 years. The book is also very well written. Released on Kindle through a special arrangement with the author's relatives - this is a fascinating read and a great bargain. Snap it up while you can!