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The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
     

The Bridge at Chappaquiddick

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by Jack Olsen
 
And on its surface, the Chappaquiddick Incident (as it has infamously become known) was a simple but tragic traffic accident. However, its political fallout caused it to become the most speculated-upon car accident until Princess Diana's fatal ride, some 28 years later: Was Kennedy drunk? Was he trying to conceal an affair by deliberately killing Kopechne? Why did he

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And on its surface, the Chappaquiddick Incident (as it has infamously become known) was a simple but tragic traffic accident. However, its political fallout caused it to become the most speculated-upon car accident until Princess Diana's fatal ride, some 28 years later: Was Kennedy drunk? Was he trying to conceal an affair by deliberately killing Kopechne? Why did he wait for so long before reporting the accident? And who else was involved? Olsen tells the tale with as much detail as was made available to him. Though there is apparently only a single living eye-witness to the accident (Kennedy himself, who described having the "sensation of drowning" on live television a week later), Olsen tracks down the incongruous statements made by others who were indirectly involved... and comes to a potential conclusion which would be difficult to refute. There is no legal evidence of this conclusion, of course, but his alternate explanation of events turns much of the circumstantial evidence into a logic-of-sorts.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150437531
Publisher:
Crime Rant Classics
Publication date:
10/19/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
472,110
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

The award-winning author of thirty-three books, Jack Olsen’s books have published in fifteen countries and eleven languages. Olsen's journalism earned the National Headliners Award, Chicago Newspaper Guild's Page One Award, commendations from Columbia and Indiana Universities, the Washington State Governor's Award, the Scripps-Howard Award and other honors. He was listed in Who's Who in America since 1968 and in Who's Who in the World since 1987. The Philadelphia Inquirer described him as "an American treasure."

Olsen was described as "the dean of true crime authors" by the Washington Post and the New York Daily News and "the master of true crime" by the Detroit Free Press and Newsday. Publishers Weekly called him "the best true crime writer around." His studies of crime are required reading in university criminology courses and have been cited in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. In a page-one review, the Times described his work as "a genuine contribution to criminology and journalism alike."

Olsen is a two-time winner in the Best Fact Crime category of the Mystery Writer’s of America, Edgar award.

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The Bridge at Chappaquiddick 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book gives a detailed description of every insignificant character. It was very tiresome and not important to the story line. Could not even finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read in an election year. Leaves some unanswered questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those forgotten gems by the master "dean" of true crime, Jack Olsen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago