Leslie H. Leland, jury foreman, gives his own account of how the entire grand jury was stymied in seeking evidence relating to the accident caused by Senator Ted Kennedy and the threats made on his and his family's lives. A never before reported analysis of how the grand jury was denied its own legal rights, Left to Die is one example of how power and corruption can override America's justice system. Upon hearing the details, one judge stated, "That was not only intimidation, that was tampering with the grand jury."
The grand jury attempted to investigate the accident but was stymied by the DA and judge unwilling to cross the Kennedys. "The rich and powerful can change the outcome of justice and they did in this case." - The Boston Globe
The story that really needs to be told...fascinating stuff!
If you ever thought you knew the story pick up this book and be prepared to learn a whole lot more! Wow! - K.E. Amazon.com
The American justice system is responsible for maintaining social control, deterring crime, and sentencing those who violate laws with penalties. The American justice system protects and services the American people, or does it?
Based on true events, Left to Die is a powerful vindication of one man's witness to the 1969 Chappaquiddick case against Senator Ted Kennedy.
A blockbuster new book - Left to Die - Jerry Shaffer and Leslie H. Leland blow wide open the untold scandal surrounding the drowning of Mary Jo.
- National Enquirer
Jerry Shaffer was born and raised in Chicago; he received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Navy. After working for a trade magazine and several advertising agencies, he started his own company. In 1982,he founded a marketing services company that specialized in co-op advertising programs, which became an industry leader. During his career, he wrote advertising copy and articles for trade magazines. Mr. Shaffer is currently retired and lives in southeast Florida.
Leslie H. Leland was born and raised in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Mass College of Pharmacy in 1963 and then moved to Chappaquiddick Island to work for his grandfather, later buying Leslie's Pharmacy from his grandmother after his grandfather's death. He owned and ran the pharmacy for 43 years, retiring several years ago. Mr. Leland served as a captain on the Tisbury Volunteer Fire Department, also for 43 years, and has been involved politically on the island as a county commissioner for the past 11 years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you think you know all there is to know about Chappaquiddick and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, you are mistaken. This book details all the illegalities that took place because of the power and political intervention that surrounded Senator Kennedy. The DA and Judge were obviously paid off. The inquest was an antiquated procedure. To make it private was only due to the political pressure. The jury was denied all its right in its investigative efforts. The Senator had to be drunk to turn off a paved road onto a dirt and gravel road. This cover up is brought to light by this book, which is written ok, but the information is dynamic. Never before told information based on the facts presented by the foreman of the grand jury is revealing amd emticing. Sworn to secrecy, I, for one, am glad this story has finally been told. Its well worth reading whether or not you remember the incident.