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On the Trail of the Assassins: One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy
     

On the Trail of the Assassins: One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy

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by Jim Garrison
 

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Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government?

On March 1,

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Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government?

On March 1, 1967, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison shocked the world by arresting local businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to murder the president. His alleged co-conspirator, David Ferrie, had been found dead a few days before. Garrison charged that elements of the United States government, in particular the CIA, were behind the crime. From the beginning, his probe was virulently attacked in the media and violently denounced from Washington. His office was infiltrated and sabotaged, and witnesses disappeared and died strangely. Eventually, Shaw was acquitted after the briefest of jury deliberation and the only prosecution ever brought for the murder of President Kennedy was over.

Returning to print for the first time in years, On the Trail of the Assassins—the primary source material for Oliver Stone’s hit film JFK—is Garrison’s own account of his investigations into the background of Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of President Kennedy, and his prosecution of Clay Shaw in the trial that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620872994
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
190,191
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Garrison was the district attorney of Orleans Parish who rose to prominence during his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He passed away in October 1992.

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On the Trail of the Assassins: One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BillRN1 More than 1 year ago
This book was well organized and told the true events surrounding JFK's assassination. It detaile the governments plan and how Oswald was truly a "Patsy" for the crime. We are now and have always been entirely too trusting of our government, This book dispells a lot of the mythes of JFK's assassination and includes a great deal of new information. It is an enjoyable and enthralling read which all readers should enjoy. I highly recommend it!