Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

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Marrs, Jim

“The big daddy of the conspiracy books on the JFK assassination, and one that can’t be taken lightly. A sheer tour de force that may be the final word until 2039–when government files on the case can be unlocked.”–Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Twenty-five years after the event, assassination books continue to appear. Marrs, a Dallas-area journalist who teaches a college course on the event, has, however, produced a special one. Its nearly 600 pages are jammed with detail on every aspect of the shooting, the investigations, the suspicions that fell on the Mafia, the FBI, the CIA, anti-Castro Cubans–all the usual suspects. For its comprehensiveness alone, this would be the one book for anyone seeking a really thorough examination of the assassination (but it sorely needs an index). Marrs is sensible and straightforward, giving every side of disputed questions, though it is clear that for him, as for most thoughtful people, the Warren Commission’s picture of Oswald as a lone assassin doesn’t work. The author talked to witnesses never officially interviewed, even offers never-before-seen pictures (though these contain nothing very startling). His conclusion: Kennedy made so many enemies in business, the military, the right wing, the mob, that his death became inevitable. He sees no Washington-based assassination plot, simply a willingness at the highest level (specifically Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover) to relax protective vigilance enough to allow the deed to be done. (Dec.)

Publish Date : 1993-01-22T00:00:01Z

Weight 33 oz
Book Authors

Marrs, Jim

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