Oblivion: The Mystery of West Point Cadet Richard Cox

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Brassey's, 1996 - Political Science - 232 pages
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"On Saturday, January 14, 1950, at 6:18 P.M., Cadet Richard Cox left his room at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to go to dinner with an unidentified visitor. The man was supposedly someone Cox had known when they served in an intelligence unit in Germany. Cox never returned. In 1957, Richard Cox was declared legally dead, and the files were closed. It was as if he had vanished off the face of the earth." "Then in 1985, thirty-five years after Cox's disappearance, a retired history teacher named Marshall Jacobs decided to pursue the mystery as a research project. Through the Freedom of Information Act, he obtained voluminous once-secret files from the Army and FBI. Jacobs plunged into a labyrinthine search - and what began as a hobby became an obsession. He traveled the country interviewing witnesses from the Florida Keys to the Pacific Northwest. What he discovered were tales of murder, intrigue, and cover-up. It took more than seven years, but Jacobs eventually found the one witness who enabled him to bring the case to closure." "In Oblivion, Harry J. Maihafer tell the enthralling story of Jacob's search for Richard Cox. Its startling climax is one that readers will long remember."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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When Cadet Richard Cox disappeared from West Point in l950, theories and rumors abounded, ranging from murder to abduction by the Soviets. In l957, he was declared legally dead, following extensive ... Read full review

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A Visitor Named George
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The late Harry J. Maihafer, a West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army colonel, held a master s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He authored "War of Words: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Press; The General and the Journalists: Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Charles Dana; Oblivion: The Mystery of West Point Cadet Richard Cox"; and "Brave Decisions: Moral Courage From the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm".

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