Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

by G Paul Chambers
     
 

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After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to this physicist and ballistics expert. This provocative, rigorously researched book presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the sequence of

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After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to this physicist and ballistics expert. This provocative, rigorously researched book presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the sequence of terrible events on that traumatic day in Dallas. Drawing on his fifteen years experience as an experimental physicist for the US Navy, the author demonstrates that the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen theories is not only wrong, but frankly impossible. He devotes separate chapters to the Warren Commission, challenges to the single-bullet theory, the witnesses, how science arrives at the truth, the medical and acoustic evidence, the Zapruder film, and convincing evidence for at least a second rifleman in Dealey Plaza.

This is the first book to:

• identify the second murder weapon;
• prove the locations of the assassins;
• demonstrate multiple shooters with scientific certainty.

The author concludes with a persuasive chapter on why this horrible event, now almost half a century old, should still matter to us today. For anyone seeking a fresh understanding of the JFK assassination, this is an indispensable book.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Head Shot is one of the most important books ever written on the JFK assassination. It is a must-read."
-JFK Assassination Web Page

"[Chambers] writes very clear prose that takes on a dizzy, endearing lyricism only when he dwells on the wonders achieved by science. He is mostly sober and commonsensical and forgiving to people he perceives to be making honest mistakes."
-London Review of Books

"I would recommend reading this book. If you are a conspiracist then this proves you right… If you believe the official, lone gunman theory, then you need to know that you have been misled."
-Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616142094
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Jefferson Morley
"As a career physicist in the national security sector, G. Paul Chambers is a uniquely qualified guide to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Instead of theorizing or demonizing, he offers a fascinating defense of the scientific method through history and applies that method to the oft-distorted JFK forensic evidence. He dismantles the bad science at the core of Vincent Bugliosi's flabby Reclaiming History and politely punts the fantasy that the Zapruder film was altered. What remains, he reveals, is a body of scientific evidence about JFK's murder that is increasingly consistent, self-authenticating, verifiable, and definitive." --(Jefferson Morley, author of Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA)
Michael L. Kurtz
"In Head Shot, G. Paul Chambers offers an original and scientifically credible account of the JFK assassination. He presents new material proving the existence of more than one assassin. It is an important contribution to the continuing controversy over this important event in American history." --(Michael L. Kurtz, professor of history (ret.), Southeastern Louisiana University )
Cyril H. Wecht
"Head Shot presents a unique and fascinating correlation of history and science with the government's investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. Warren Commission critics may disagree with the specifics of G. Paul Chambers's reconstruction of this tragic event, but everyone who rejects the 'sole assassin--single bullet theory' will better understand why JFK's murder was a conspiracy involving multiple shooters after reading this intellectually stimulating and highly erudite book." --(Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, past president, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and past president, American College of Legal Medicine)

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