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"The murder of John F Kennedy is probably the most over-studied and least understood of any murder case in American history." --- Steven Airheart
The author says he wrote the book in order "hopefully to kick-start the reader into reading more on the case." He meets that goal very well.
There's nothing new here, nor are there any wild promises made to provide anything new. It is a sensibly written primer on the Kennedy assassination provided without sensationalism or outrageous claims. Possibilities and alternatives are written about in an intelligent way. You are treated with the respect you deserve: you are allowed to make up your mind about the situation without feeling you are being indoctrinated or subjected to a tirade.
The Kindle edition, which is currently about $5, is full of footnotes and an extensive bibliography, making it a useful companion book.
My only complaint is the narrator. His voice is pleasant, but his pacing and pronunciation are in need of serious work. To name but one example, he continually pronounces Bethesda something that sounds like "Bezeedah." As Bethesda Naval Hospital is mentioned with some frequency, this is utterly ridiculous. (Might someone have told him after the twentieth time?) I found him extremely annoying, so much so that I'd recommend the Kindle book.
Every November of my life, the time near Thanksgiving has been associated with reminders of this horrific event. Every year we are expected to eat, if I may use Airheart's phrase, "warmed-over Warren" just before the holiday. This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination and I doubt very much media coverage will be different. We shall see.
I highly recommend this book to the younger generations, as the eyewitness testimony and historical background is provided in an accessible way. But I also recommend it to
those who remember where they were when the assassination happened, and to anyone of any age who is still looking for the truth.
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Great book for the JFK Assassination. But there are numerous pronunciation issues, such as Bethesda Naval Hospital being pronounced as Bethseda.
An interesting title, yet is clearly a 'pro conspiracy' book. We all know artistic licence is used in many books, and films, but this takes it a stage further. Nothing new in it, no great revelations, it's exactly the same as the 1000 or so other books written about the assassination. What I found most appalling is the clear lack of any objective research, states rumours (that time and time again have been disproved), and puts this forward as historical fact. Example: 'Earl Warren himself sealed the records of the Warren report', it's historical fact the '75 year rule', was in force years before the assassination even took place. He claims Oswald was set up yet does not explain exactly how and by whom. The sad thing is, people believe publications such as this.
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