Oblivion: The Mystery of West Point Cadet Richard Cox

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On Saturday, January 14, 1950, at 6:18 P.M., Cadet Richard Cox left his room at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to go to dinner with an unidentified visitor. The man was supposedly someone Cox had known when they served in an intelligence unit in Germany. Cox never returned. In 1957, Richard Cox was declared legally dead, and the files were closed. It was as if he had vanished off the face of the earth. Then in 1985, thirty-five years after Cox's disappearance, a retired history teacher named Marshall ...
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On Saturday, January 14, 1950, at 6:18 P.M., Cadet Richard Cox left his room at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to go to dinner with an unidentified visitor. The man was supposedly someone Cox had known when they served in an intelligence unit in Germany. Cox never returned. In 1957, Richard Cox was declared legally dead, and the files were closed. It was as if he had vanished off the face of the earth. Then in 1985, thirty-five years after Cox's disappearance, a retired history teacher named Marshall Jacobs decided to pursue the mystery as a research project. Through the Freedom of Information Act, he obtained voluminous once-secret files from the Army and FBI. Jacobs plunged into a labyrinthine search - and what began as a hobby became an obsession. He traveled the country interviewing witnesses from the Florida Keys to the Pacific Northwest. What he discovered were tales of murder, intrigue, and cover-up. It took more than seven years, but Jacobs eventually found the one witness who enabled him to bring the case to closure. In Oblivion, Harry J. Maihafer tell the enthralling story of Jacob's search for Richard Cox. Its startling climax is one that readers will long remember.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From Brassey's come two volumes of military history. Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, by Cecil B. Currey, offers a thoroughly researched biography of the leader of the Vietnamese Communist forces against the Japanese, French and Americans. Photos. Oblivion: The Mystery of West Point Cadet Richard Cox, by Harry J. Maihafer, diligently explores and solves the questions behind the 1950 disappearance from West Point of the eponymous cadet, which generated national headlines at the time. Photos not seen by PW.
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When Cadet Richard Cox disappeared from West Point in l950, theories and rumors abounded, ranging from murder to abduction by the Soviets. In l957, he was declared legally dead, following extensive investigations by both military and civilian agencies. In l985, however, retired teacher Marshall Jacobs began his own investigation. After seven years of interviews with Cox's classmates, family members, neighbors, and government agents, Jacobs unraveled the mystery of the missing cadet. Military writer Maihafer's presentation is detailed and well organized, and although the technique of including seemingly every lead can be somewhat confusing, it gives the reader a grip on how time-consuming and frustrating such an investigation is. A riveting account with a surprise ending; for true-crime collections.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie Cty. P.L., N.Y.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781574882247
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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