Reclaiming History The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 0393045250
ISBN-13: 9780393045253
Edition: 2007
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Description: For over forty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history. This extraordinary and historic book required twenty years to research and  More...

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List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1696
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.50" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 5.940
Language: English

For over forty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history. This extraordinary and historic book required twenty years to research and write. The oft-challenged findings of the Warren CommissionLee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, shot and killed President John F. Kennedyare here confirmed beyond all doubt. ButReclaiming Historydoes much more than that. In addition to providing a powerful and unprecedented narrative of events and a biography of the assassin, it confronts and destroys every one of the conspiracy theories that have grown up since the assassination, exposing their selective use of evidence, flawed logic, and outright deceptions. So thoroughly documented, so compellingly lucid in its conclusions,Reclaiming Historyis, in a sense, the investigation that completes the work of the Warren Commission. In it, Vincent Bugliosi, the nation's foremost prosecutor, takes on the most important murder in American history. At 1:00 p.m. on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead, the victim of a sniper attack during his motorcade through Dallas. That may be the only fact generally agreed upon in the vast literature spawned by the assassination. National polls reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans (75%) believe that there was a high-level conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Many even believe that Oswald was entirely innocent. In this continuously absorbing, powerful, ground-breaking book, Vincent Bugliosi shows how we have come to believe such lies about an event that changed the course of history. The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an iron-clad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-sellingOutrage, Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of writing the definitive book on the Kennedy assassination. This is an achievement that has for years seemed beyond reach. No one imagined that such a book would ever be written: a single volume that once and for all resolves, beyond any reasonable doubt, every lingering question as to what happened in Dallas and who was responsible. There have been hundreds of books about the assassination, but there has never been a book that coversthe entire case, including addressing each and every conspiracy theory and the facts, or alleged facts, on which they are based. In this monumental work, the author has raised scholarship on the assassination to a new and final level, one that far surpasses all other books on the subject. It adds resonance, depth, and closure to the admirable work of the Warren Commission. Reclaiming Historyis a narrative compendium of fact, forensic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud on the American public. Bugliosi's irresistible logic, command of the evidence, and ability to draw startling inferences shed fresh light on this American nightmare. At last it all makes sense.

Dedication
Introduction
Matters of Fact: What Happened
Four Days in November
The Investigations
President Kennedy's Autopsy and the Gunshot Wounds to Kennedy and Governor Connally
The Most Famous Home Movie Ever, the "Magic Bullet," and the Single-Bullet Theory
Lee Harvey Oswald
Oswald's Ownership and Possession of the Rifle Found on the Sixth Floor
Identification of the Murder Weapon
Oswald at the Sniper's Nest and "Evidence" of His Innocence
The Grassy Knoll
A Conversation with Dr. Cyril Wecht
Secret Service Agents on the Grassy Knoll
The Zanies (and Others) Have Their Say
Other Assassins
Motive
Summary of Oswald's Guilt
Delusions of Conspiracy: What Did Not Happen
Introduction to Conspiracy
History of the Conspiracy Movement
Mark Lane
Mysterious and Suspicious Deaths
The Second Oswald
David Lifton and Alteration of the President's Body
Ruby and the Mob
Organized Crime
CIA
FBI
Secret Service
KGB
Right Wing
LBJ
Cuba
The Odio Incident and Anti-Castro Cuban Exiles
Cover-Up by the CIA and FBI in the Warren Commission's Investigation of the Assassination
Jim Garrison's Prosecution of Clay Shaw and Oliver Stone's Movie JFK
Conclusion of No Conspiracy
Bookends
The Murder Trial of Jack Ruby
A Conversation with Marina
The People and Groups Involved in the Plot to Kill Kennedy
Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidences
Epilogue
In Memoriam
Abbreviations Used for Citations
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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