On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy

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Sheridan Square Press, 1988 - Social Science - 342 pages
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On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered in Dallas, Texas. Within hours it was learned that Lee Harvey Oswald, who was arrested for the crime, had lived in New Orleans the preceding summer. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison immediately commenced an investigation and arrested a suspicious former C.I.A. pilot and anti-Castro soldier of fortune named David Ferrie. He turned Ferrie over to the F.B.I. for questioning, but shortly thereafter, federal authorities released him. Ten months later the Warren Commission Report ratified the "offocial story" that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin of the President. It was not until three years later that Garrison returned to the investigation, after a senator confided to him his suspicion that the Warren Commission was 'dead wrong'. As this harrowing tale reveals, Garrison painstakingly uncovered evidence - ignored by the Warren Commission - that members of the U.S. intelligence community had conspired to kill President Kennedy adn that Lee Harvey Oswald had been set up as their fall guy.

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User Review  - Christopher Earl - Goodreads

A great book charting the New Orleans connection of the JFK assassination . Jim Garrison although failing to convict Shaw brought the first public prosecution in the Kennedy Case Read full review

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User Review  - Waseem Butt - Goodreads

Fascinating read even though I was trying constantly trying to work out who played which character in the film version. Also clarified the theory and it really makes you wonder about the current vogue where the lone assassin theory has suddenly become readily accepted. Read full review



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Jim Garrison is the author of Godzation and the Transformation of Power. He lives in San Francisco.

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