Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why / Edition 1

Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why / Edition 1

by Gerald D. McKnight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700613900

ISBN-13: 9780700613908

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy was officially established by Executive Order to investigate and determine the facts surrounding JFK's murder. The Warren Commission, as it became known, produced 26 volumes of hearing and exhibits, more than 17,000 pages of testimony, and a 912-page report. Surely a definitive effort. Not at all,…  See more details below

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"The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy was officially established by Executive Order to investigate and determine the facts surrounding JFK's murder. The Warren Commission, as it became known, produced 26 volumes of hearing and exhibits, more than 17,000 pages of testimony, and a 912-page report. Surely a definitive effort. Not at all, McKnight argues. The Warren Report itself, he contends, was little more than the capstone to a deceptive and shoddily improvised exercise in public relations designed to "prove" that Oswald had acted alone." McKnight argues that the Commission's own documents and collected testimony - as well as thousands of other items it never saw, refused to see, or actively suppressed - reveal two conspiracies: the still very murky one surrounding the assassination itself and the official one that covered it up. The cover-up actually began, he reveals, within days of Kennedy's death, when President Johnson, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and acting Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach all agreed that any official investigation must reach only one conclusion: Oswald was the assassin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700613908
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Assembling the "official truth" of Dallas8
2Creating the Warren Commission30
3Oswald in Mexico - seven days that shook the government60
4The Warren Commission behind closed doors89
5The Warren Commission confronts the evidence108
6The Warren Commission's "smoking guns"128
7The JFK autopsy153
8Birth of the "single-bullet" fabrication181
9Politics of the "single-bullet" fabrication213
10FBI blunders and cover-ups in the JFK assassination247
11Senator Russell dissents282
12Was Oswald a government "agent"?298
13JFK, Cuba, and the "Castro problem"330
App. AFBI damage control tickler
App. BJ. Lee Rankin's memorandum
App. CA brief chronology and summary of the commission's case against Oswald

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