On the Trail of the Assassins One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy

ISBN-10: 1620872994
ISBN-13: 9781620872994
Edition: 2013
Authors: Jim Garrison
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Description: Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government?On March 1, 1967, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison shocked the world by arresting local businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to murder the president. His alleged co-conspirator, David Ferrie, had been found dead a few days before. Garrison charged that elements of the United States government, in particular the CIA, were behind the crime. From the beginning, his probe was virulently attacked in the media and violently denounced from Washington. His office was infiltrated and sabotaged, and witnesses disappeared and died strangely. Eventually, Shaw was acquitted after the briefest of jury deliberation and the only prosecution ever brought for the murder of President Kennedy was over.Returning to print for the first time in years, On the Trail of the Assassins—the primary source material for Oliver Stone’s hit film JFK—is Garrison’s own account of his investigations into the background of Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of President Kennedy, and his prosecution of Clay Shaw in the trial that followed.

Introduction
The Serenity of Ignorance
The Awakening
War Games
The Social Triumphs of Lee Oswald
Setting Up the Scapegoat
Deep Cover
The Front Page
Covert Operations
The Bonds of Friendship
The Ides of February
Checkmate
Confrontation
The Assault
The Company
Shell Game
Escape of the Assassins
The Reluctant Investigators
The Trial of Clay Shaw
The Majesty of the Law
The Secret Sponsors
Afterword
Notes
Index

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