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Steve Gillon follows Lee Harvey Oswald for the 48 hours after the Kennedy assassination in search of answers to the question that has been troubling America for the past five decades: Why did he shoot JFK?

The Warren Commission speculated that Oswald was simply a deranged sociopath. But recently declassified materials raise new troubling questions. Where was Oswald going when he fled the School Book Depository Building on Friday afternoon? Is it possible that Cuban intelligence officials may have encouraged Oswald to commit the crime and promised to help him escape?

This audiobook goes back to the Dallas Municipal Building and recreates the interrogation sessions. What emerges from this expose is refreshingly new, and more complicated, portrait of the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

©2013 Fernstreet, Inc. (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Another Kennedy Assassination Book

Oh, no...not another book on the Kennedy assassination? Yep! and, this one covers the period of time between Oswald's shooting and his shooting death by Jack Ruby. It was written entirely by the author's research and he cites written and oral references and draws appropriate conclusions. It also provides insight into a short period of history and illuminates facts not previously known. I liked the read/listen and will look for more of Gillon's books.

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Disappointing and shallow

Most all the info regarding the timeline are well known. Lots of Bugliosi reference, so if you enjoy being referred to as an irrational person when, for instance, you just don’t buy the ‘Jack Ruby’s a good guy’ for saving Jackie Kennedy from a trial, this book’s for you. Me? I’m a little insulted by the continual barrage of ‘you dumb conspirators you!!’ Me? The only conspiracy I see that’s obvious is the ‘Magic Bullet Conspiracy’!!

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An Interesting Listen enhanced by a Great Narrator

Steven Gillon stated the facts as he saw them. Michael Lackey breathed life into those facts. I really did not learn anything new other than the very close relationship between the Press and the Police. THAT was a surprise to this listener I can tell you!

In my humble opinion, after listening to this book twice, I find it totally implausible that Oswald acted alone. This book, based on much research, really does reiterate that Oswald was not at all mature or sufficiently organized to even contemplate this horrendous act.

Not everyone's 'cup of tea' but I enjoyed it.

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Get Pronunciation Correct

I have listened many audiobooks and articles about the Kennedy assassination and one glaring mispronunciation occurs regularly. This error should be very apparent to anyone who has read about, listened to or visited the site in Dallas. It is pronounced like DEALEY (as in deal) plaza not DAILEY. Either the narrator or if there's a "proof listener" or anyone interested in the subject should know the correct name of where our President was shot. This is a very common error and it's not cool to not know. Otherwise the book is pretty good. A lot of details are included although many of the "facts" presented in this book differ from other accounts of the incidents surrounding 11/22/63, such as what did Jack Ruby really say as he was about to shoot Oswald?

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Excellent accounting of this weird and crazy individual whose gotten almost 60 years of fame and counting that he didn't earn or deserve. Well researched and well written. In addition to setting forth a detailed timeline of Oswald;'s last two days, thoughtfully discusses (and cogently refutes) many of the top conspiracy theories, not as an agenda but as a deep consideration of the facts now available to us.