Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and why

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University Press of Kansas, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 478 pages
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That recent appraisal reflects a growing consensus that the Warren Commission largely failed in its duty to our nation. Echoing that sentiment, the Gallup organization has reported that 75 percent of Americans polled do not believe the Commission's major conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Gerald McKnight now gives profound substance to that view in the most meticulous and devastating dissection of the Commission's work to date. The Warren Commission produced 26 volumes of hearings and exhibits, more than 17,000 pages of testimony, and a 912-page report. Surely a definitive effort. Not at all, McKnight argues. The Warren Report itself, he contends, was little more than the capstone to a deceptive and shoddily improvised exercise in public relations designed to prove that Oswald had acted alone. McKnight argues that the Commission's own documents and collected testimony ...

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The Warren Commission, formed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to evaluate the FBI investigation of the Kennedy assassination, failed because Johnson himself and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sabotaged ... Read full review

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The suggestions made by McKnight in the final chapter were surprising and, unfortunately, entirely plausible. Read full review

Contents

the Government
60
The Warren Commission Behind Closed
89
The Warren Commission Confronts
108
Copyright

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Gerald D. McKnight is professor emeritus of history at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.

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