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By Philip Shenon

ISBN-10: 0805094202

ISBN-13: 9780805094206

A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that might rewrite the background of the 20 th century's such a lot arguable homicide investigation

The questions have haunted our country for part a century: was once the President killed through a unmarried gunman? used to be Lee Harvey Oswald a part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren fee observe the full fact of what occurred on November 22, 1963?

Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent so much of his profession at The ny Times, ultimately offers some of the solutions. although A merciless and stunning Act started as Shenon's try and write the 1st insider's background of the Warren fee, it fast grew to become whatever a lot better and extra very important while he came across startling info that used to be withheld from the Warren fee by way of the CIA, FBI and others in strength in Washington. Shenon indicates how the commission's ten-month research was once doomed to fail as the guy best it – leader Justice Earl Warren – was once extra devoted to conserving the Kennedy kin than attending to the total fact approximately what occurred on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's e-book gains the most compelling figures of the 20th century—Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, leader Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, in addition to the CIA's treacherous “molehunter,” James Jesus Angleton.

Based on 1000's of interviews and extraordinary entry to the surviving fee staffers and lots of different key gamers, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched booklet will eternally swap the way in which we expect in regards to the Kennedy assassination and in regards to the deeply mistaken research that undefined.

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