JFK: Breaking the News

JFK: Breaking the News

by Hugh Aynesworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0963910361

ISBN-13: 9780963910363

Pub. Date: 11/22/2003

Publisher: International Focus Press

If you thought you knew everything interesting to know about the Kennedy assassination, then think again. Breaking the News is the definitive story of the assassination and its aftermath.

- Eager to appear on top of the JFK story, which Dallas newspaper fooled its readers with a bogus interview with J. Edgar Hoover?
- How did defense attorney Melvin Belli

Overview

If you thought you knew everything interesting to know about the Kennedy assassination, then think again. Breaking the News is the definitive story of the assassination and its aftermath.

- Eager to appear on top of the JFK story, which Dallas newspaper fooled its readers with a bogus interview with J. Edgar Hoover?
- How did defense attorney Melvin Belli concoct the famous epilepsy defense for Jack Ruby?
- Why didn't the FBI tell the Dallas police that Lee Harvey Oswald worked in a building directly in the path of JFK's motorcade?
- What was New Orleans DA Jim Garrison's secret code and how did his investigators bribe a witness?

The first print reporter to interview Marina Oswald and first to establish her husband's escape route, Aynesworth also uncovered Oswald's Russian diary and was involved in first reporting how the high-profile defector paid a threatening visit to the FBI office in Dallas only days before the assassination.

Breaking the News provides over 200 photographs and artifacts from Aynesworth's peronal archive, including: his notes the day of the assassination; letters from British philospher Bertrand Russell; then Congressman Gerald Ford; and the Jack Ruby family.

About the Author:
Four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author, including, The Only Living Witness, the definitive study of serial killer Ted Bundy that the New York Daily News called one of the "ten best true-crime books ever written." Aynesworth is the national correspondent for the Washington Times and was formerly the investigative team leader for ABC's 20/20 and a bureau chief for Newsweek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963910363
Publisher:
International Focus Press
Publication date:
11/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations/Artifacts     i

Credits    v

Acknowledgements     ix

Foreword      xiii

Chapter One    The Assassination: Witness to Murder    1

Chapter Two    “I saw him real good”     25

Chapter Three    Cover-up: “What the hell do you think Hoover’s going to do?”    49

Chapter Four    “They’re like a pack of wild dogs”    65

Chapter Five  Escape: How Oswald Got Away – For a While     73

Chapter Six    Dallas: The Mood, the Realities     81

Chapter Seven  Oswald: “I’m just a patsy”    91

Chapter Eight   “Lee, what the Sam Hill’s going on?”    103

Chapter Nine  Marguerite Oswald: A “Mercy Killing?”    119

Chapter Ten   Marina Oswald: An Affair to Remember    135

Chapter Eleven    “We’d like for you to tell us where you obtained the Russian diary”    155

Chapter Twelve    “He wanted to be a hero”    165

Chapter Thirteen    Media Coverage – Some Good, Some Horrific    197

Chapter Fourteen   Big Money for Big Stories    215

Chapter Fifteen    Bribery, Coercion and Opportunists in the “Big Easy”   221

Index      254

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