The People V. Lee Harvey Oswald

The People V. Lee Harvey Oswald

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A speculative historical work employs evidential rules of the judicial system to explicate what is and is not known about the Kennedy assassination

Blackwell North Amer
Walt Brown weaves an engrossing narrative that will answer once and for all the most fundamental question surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy: Could Lee Harvey Oswald have been convicted?
Brown, a historian and former Special Agent for the Justice Department, brings before the "court of history" hundreds of witnesses and documents, some rarely seen before. He constructs an extraordinary courtroom drama, and he does so with an historian's concern for scholarship as well as with a federal agent's understanding of the innermost workings of the American judicial system.
A sample of the testimony: Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas testifies that the White House instructed him on how to word Oswald's indictment. A man by the name of Willie Somersett tells the court what he learned once he had penetrated a right-wing organization. The members of this organization had been promised that Kennedy would be eliminated and that someone would be swiftly arrested to satisfy the grieving public. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, testifies that the rear portion of President Kennedy's head had been removed by the bullet. Dallas Deputy Sheriff Roger Craig relates how a man - a suspect whom he arrested in the railroad yards immediately following the shooting - simply disappeared. Presidential Assistant Kenneth P. O'Donnell tells the court how he was pressured to testify that the shots came from the rear of the limousine, when in fact, the shots he heard came from in front of the President's car. Gordon Arnold and Mary Moorman explain how the film they took of the motorcade was seized by authorities and has not been seen since. Itya Mamantov, who was contacted by intelligence agents on November 22 to serve as a translator for Marina Oswald, stresses that Mrs. Oswald could not identify the telescopic sight on the rifle she was shown. This suggests that she had not seen or photographed Oswald with that rifle in the now famous backyard photos.
What were Oswald's motives? How many witnesses identified him? How accurate was a twenty-five-year-old surplus weapon in the hands of a mediocre shot? What is to be learned from fingerprint evidence? Is the autopsy report on JFK an honest document? Was there a "second" or even "third" Oswald? Was all the "evidence" admissable? Why were FBI experts unable, under the most favorable conditions, to duplicate Oswald's shots? Who was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Oswald: Presidential assassin or patsy? Book Depository: Sniper's nest or stage prop? Grassy Knoll: Killing zone or figment of fifty witnesses' imaginations?
If The People v. Lee Harvey Oswald convinces you of Oswald's guilt, it's "case closed" with respect to the events of November 22, 1963. If, however, this book convinces you of Oswald's innocence, it may be time for a new, impartial national review of the case of the century.
You decide.

& Taylor

A speculative historical work employs evidential rules of the judicial system to explicate what is and is not known about the Kennedy assassination, arriving at a judgment and offering previously unreported testimony.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers/Richard Gallen, 1992
ISBN: 9780881848694
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 BRO
Characteristics: xix, 651 p. : ill., facsims. ; 25 cm


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