Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination

Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination


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Richard Belzer and David Wayne are back to set the record straight after Dead Wrong; this time they’re going to uncover the truth about the many witness deaths tied to the JFK assassination. For decades, government pundits have dismissed these “coincidental” deaths, even regarding them as “myths” as “urban legends.”

Like most people, Richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of these ‘coincidences’. After all, events don’t “consult the odds” prior to happening; they simply happen. Then someone comes along later and figures out what the odds of it happening were. Some of the deaths seemed purely coincidental; heart attacks, hunting accidents. Others clearly seemed noteworthy; witnesses who did seem to know something and did seem to die mysteriously.

Hit List is a fair examination of the evidence of each case, leading to (necessarily) different conclusions. The findings were absolutely staggering; as some cases were clearly linked to a “clean-up operation” after the murder of President Kennedy, while others were the result of ‘other forces’. The impeccable research and writing of Richard Belzer and David Wayne show that if the government is trying to hide anything, they’re the duo who will uncover it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634508520
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 452,898
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Belzer is a stand-up comedian, actor, and author (with David Wayne) of the New York Times bestsellers Hit List and Dead Wrong. He splits his time between France and New York City.

David Wayne is the author of five bestselling books, including Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-ups and Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination (both written with Richard Belzer). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Important Background Information xv

1 Officer J. D. Tippit 1

2 Lee Harvey Oswald 25

3 Jack Ruby 31

4 Jack Zangetty 43

5 Melba Christine Marcades 47

6 Karyn Kupcinet 53

7 Grant Stockdale 65

8 Jim Koethe 71

9 Bill Hunter 71

10 Dorothy Kilgallen 75

11 Florence Pritchett Smith 91

12 Betty McDonald 93

13 Eddy Benavides 97

14 Bill Chesher 101

15 Hank Killam 103

16 Gary Underhill 111

17 Guy Banister 115

18 Hugh Ward 121

19 Deslesseps Morrison 121

20 Maurice Gatlin 125

21 Earlene Roberts 127

22 Al "Guy" Bogard 131

23 Lee Bowers 135

24 Marilyn "Delilah" Walle 141

25 Mary Pinchot Meyer 143

26 Lieutenant Commander William B. Pitzer, USN 153

27 Manuel Rodriguez Quesada 165

28 Gilberto Rodriguez Hernandez 165

29 Eladio del Valle 167

30 David Ferrie 171

31 Rolando Masferrer 181

32 Dr. Mary Sherman 185

33 J. Edgar Hoover 197

34 Louis Nichols, FBI 201

35 Alan Belmont, FBI 201

36 James Cadigan, FBI 201

37 Donald Kaylor, FBI 201

38 J. M. English, FBI 201

39 William Sullivan, FBI 201

40 Richard Cain 209

41 Sam "The Man" Giancana 213

42 Johnny Roselli 221

43 Chuck Nicoletti 227

44 George de Mohrenschildt 229

45 President Carlos Prío Socarrás 239

46 Jimmy Hoffa 243

47 John Paisley 255

48 Gary Powers 259

49 Jim Reeves o 267

50 Senator Robert F. Kennedy 275

Conclusion 279

Appendix 305

Index 321

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