Nearly 50 years ago, the world was stunned when the President of the United States was shot down in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Within hours, the police had a suspect in custody, Lee Harvey Oswald.  Two days later Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.  Beyond that, not many other facts about the assassination of President Kennedy are clear.  In spite of, or maybe because of, two federal government investigations and one New Orleans conspiracy-to-commit-murder trial, there is still much controversy about the evidence, and much evidence about a cover-up of the evidence. 

If you're a JFK-assassination buff or researcher, this page is for you!

Must Reads:
Me & Lee:  How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald,
by Judith Baker,
who claims to have been Oswald's mistress in the summer of 1963 in New Orleans and that she worked with Oswald and David Ferrie for Dr.Alton Ochsner under the direction of Dr. Mary Sherman to create a super cancer that would be used to kill Fidel Castro.

Dr. Mary's Monkey:  How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics,
by Edward T. Haslam,
who claims that Dr. Mary Sherman was probably accidentally injured while using a super-particle accelerator on cancer cells, then stabbed in the heart and placed in her apartment, which was set on fire to cover up the murder.

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Baker, Judyth Vary
Me & Lee:  How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald
Ms. Baker was interviewed in an episode of the History Channel's The Men Who Killed Kennedy:  The Love Affair, in 2003, where she told about being Lee Harvey Oswald's mistress in New Orleans in the summer of 1963; that she, Oswald, and David Ferrie worked for Dr. Alton Ochsner under the direction of Dr. Mary Sherman, to develop a cancer to kill Castro; and she claimed that Oswald was an American patriot.  

Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this 2010 exposé is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald.  In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer expert at such a young age, the personalities who urged her to relocate to New Orleans, and what lead to her involvement in the development of a biological weapon (a super cancer) that Oswald was to smuggle into Cuba to eliminate Fidel Castro.  Details on what she knew of Kennedy’s impending assassination, her conversations with Oswald as late as two days before the killing, and her belief that Oswald was a deep-cover intelligence agent who was framed for an assassination he was actually trying to prevent, are also revealed.

ISBN:  0979988675
See Dr. Mary's Monkey (below) about the murder of Dr. Mary Sherman in 1964, the doctor Ms. Baker worked for under Dr. Alton Ochsner.

Benson, Michael Who's Who in the JFK Assassination:  An A to Z Encyclopedia
A comprehensive guide to nearly all available information on the assassination of President Kennedy features detailed entries on the 1,400 suspects, victims, witnesses, law enforcement officials, and investigators involved.

Blaine, Gerald and Lisa McCubbin
The Kennedy Detail:  JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
An elite team of men who share a single mission: to protect the president of the United States.  On November 22, 1963, these men failed -- and a country would never be the same. Now, for the first time, a member of JFK’s Secret Service detail reveals the inside story of the assassination, the weeks and days that led to it and its heartrending aftermath. This extraordinary book is a moving, intimate portrait of dedication, courage, and loss.

Drawing on the memories of his fellow agents, Jerry Blaine captures the energetic, crowd-loving young president, who banned agents from his car and often plunged into raucous crowds with little warning.  He describes the careful planning that went into JFK’s Texas swing, the worries and concerns that agents, working long hours with little food or rest, had during the trip.  And he describes the intensely private first lady making her first-ever political appearance with her husband, just months after losing a newborn baby.

Here are vivid scenes that could come only from inside the Kennedy detail: JFK’s last words to his tearful son when he left Washington for the last time; how a sudden change of weather led to the choice of the open-air convertible limousine that day; Mrs. Kennedy standing blood-soaked outside a Dallas hospital room; the sudden interruption of six-year-old Caroline’s long-anticipated sleepover with a friend at home; the exhausted team of agents immediately reacting to the president’s death with a shift to LBJ and other key governmental figures; the agents’ dismay at Jackie’s decision to walk openly from the White House to St. Matthew’s Cathedral at the state funeral.

Most of all, this is a look into the lives of men who devoted their entire beings to protecting the presidential family: the stress of the secrecy they kept, the emotional bonds that developed, the terrible impact on agents’ psyches and families, and their astonishment at the country’s obsession with far-fetched conspiracy theories and finger-pointing.  A book fifty years in coming, The Kennedy Detail is a portrait of incredible camaraderie and incredible heartbreak -- a true, must-read story of heroism in its most complex and human form.

Click the Amazon link on the right, to see Abraham Bolden's review of this book, which includes this statement:

Blaine derides me concerning the Kennedy investigations that took place in Chicago during November, 1963; however, he has no knowledge of the chicanery that took place in the Chicago office of the secret service during that time. Unlike Blaine, I was there. I was there when in early November, 1963 the Chicago office of the secret service investigated a character named Echevarria.  Echevarria stated that President Kennedy was about to be assassinated.  I heard the investigating agent dictating the reports in early November, 1963.  The investigation took place prior to the assassination in Dallas.  On the afternoon of November 26, 1963, Inspector Kelly, SAIC James Burke,and representatives of the FBI had a meeting in the Chicago office of the secret service.  Kelly and Burke were the lead investigators representing the secret service in Dallas prior to the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.  The Echevarria investigation* took place during the first two weeks in November.  I was there in the office when the reports that had already been dictated by the investigating agents and typed by the secretaries were rounded up and banded in a single stack in the office of SAIC Martineau.  I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these collected investigative reports were dictated by the agents PRIOR to the assassination of Kennedy.  However, after Kelly and Burke ended their conference, these same reports were restructured and the dates of the investigation were changed to indicate that the Echevarria investigation was conducted AFTER the assassination and had reference to the concern for the protection of President Johnson as Blaine claims in his "CYA" book.  I was there. I know what happened and Blaine may fool the general public, but he can't fool me.

* Homer S. Echevarria, a Cuban gun runner for the CIA, was investigated by the Chicago Secret Service for having two rifles equipped with sniper scopes in a rooming house along the route of a planned Kennedy visit to Chicago in October, 1963.  After Kennedy is killed, SAIC Martineau tells agents to stop investigating Echevarria and personally collects every scrap of paper connected with Echevarria. Then Martineau warns agents to never discuss the case with anyone and to forget that it had ever existed.

Also, see Abraham Bolden's own book, below.

ISBN:  1439192995

Bolden, Abraham
The Echo from Dealey Plaza:  The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice after the Assassination of JFK
Conspiracy theories haunt the Kennedy assassination; Bolden offers a new one, concerning discrimination and evidence suppression.  Becoming, in JFK's words, the Jackie Robinson of the Secret Service, Bolden joined the White House detail in 1961.  Already beset by racism (he once found a noose suspended over his desk), his idealism is further shattered by the drinking and carousing of other agents.  Soon after the assassination, he receives orders that hint at an effort to withhold, or at least to the color, the truth.  He discovers that evidence is being kept from the Warren Commission and when he takes action, finds himself charged with conspiracy to sell a secret government file and sentenced to six years in prison, where both solitary confinement and the psychiatric ward await.  That there was a conspiracy to silence him seems unarguable, but Bolden's prose is flat; so is his dialogue.  This story is more enthralling than Bolden's telling of it, but the reader who sticks with it will enter a world of duplicitous charges and disappearing documents fit for a movie thriller. 
ISBN:  0307382028

Bond, Noah
The Lost Testimony of Bones LeBeau
Although this book is a novel, many have said it tells the truth.
The plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy from inception through implementation, related by the fictional character of Bones LeBeau.  Straight out of high school in the bayou country, Bones LeBeau goes to work for New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello.  She unwittingly becomes involved in the crime of the century as she moves from the back rooms of New Orleans to Jack Ruby's Carousel club in Dallas.  Bones was there.  Bones knows why the President was killed.  She responds to the FBI requests for people to share information -- but her tape recording is lost.  Solidly grounded in research, the Lost Testimony of Bones LeBeau cuts through the maze of contradictory reports and theories to provide the hidden motive for the assassination of the President -- and his brother.
ISBN:  0967355125

Brennan, Howard L. and J. Edward Cherryholmes Eyewitness to History:  The Kennedy Assassination:  As Seen by Howard Brennan
Howard Brennan claims to have seen Oswald shoot President Kennedy, apparently the only one in the crowd at Dealey Plaza who did.

Brown, Joanne Passion Gate
Did Aristotle Onassis have Kennedy assassinated so he could marry Jackie?

Brown, Madeleine Duncan Texas in the Morning:  The Love Story of Madeleine Brown and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Ms. Brown's story paints an extremely crude picture of LBJ; a surreal look at various illegal activities by Texans; and her claim that she gave birth to LBJ's only son.  It also provides some sketchy details about what she claims to know about the assassination of President John Kennedy, along with her claims of having rubbed shoulders with some of the richest men in Texas, such as billionaire oil men like Sid Richardson, Clint Murcheson, and H.L. Hunt.

Brown, Ray Broken Silence
A man who personally taught both Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby how to shoot at a moving target reveals explosive new information about the Kennedy assassination and the role of LBJ in the cover-up that followed.

Canal, John A. Silencing the Lone Assassin: The Murders of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald
The author presents in a logical, easy-to-read format, the key evidence in the case & includes important new information regarding the bullet fragments removed from the President's head, a late and fatal change in the motorcade route, and the truth about the death of Oswald.  In addition, he solves a mystery that has for much too long, perplexed other authors and researchers, about a library card, reportedly borrowed by the alleged assassin from Mob emissary and soldier of fortune, David Ferrie.  Using evidence, simulations, testimonies of ballistics experts and doctors, new analysis of bullet fragments, and the phone records and movements of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and other members of the mob, Canal argues why and how Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy and why the mob would want Oswald silenced.

Carroll, Gerald A. Project Seek:  Onassis, Kennedy, and the Gemstone Thesis
This book is an inquiry into the Gemstone Files and shows:
  • The connection between Onassis with Kennedys. 
  • How and where Howard Hughes met his fate. 
  • Why President Kennedy and his brother were murdered. 
  • Was the Watergate scandal merely an extension of these events. 
  • What really happened at Chappaquiddick with Ted Kennedy.  What was the October Surprise really about. 
Project Seek offers new insights on the meaning of these and other pivotal events in American History.

Crenshaw, Charles A. and J. Gary Shaw, Oliver Stone, Gary Aquilar, and Brad Kizzia
Trauma Room One:  The JFK Medical Coverup Exposed
Dr. Crenshaw, the Texas doctor who examined President Kennedy in the emergency room after his fatal shooting in Dallas, talks about his findings and speculations.
ISBN:  1931044309

Dallas Morning News November 22:  The Day Remembered
154 pages (July 1990)

Douglass, James W.
JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why He Died and Why It Matters
Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.  Over 10 years of meticulous research and 100 pages of footnotes.  
ISBN:  1570757550

Ernest, Barry
The Girl on the Stairs:  My Search For A Missing Witness To The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy
On November 22, 1963, a young Victoria Elizabeth Adams stood behind a fourth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. She watched as John Kennedy was murdered in the streets below.  Then, with a co-worker in tow, she ran down the back stairs of the building in order to get outside and determine what had happened.  At that precise moment, her life changed forever.  

Her actions posed serious problems for the Warren Commission, already grappling with its agenda of naming Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin.  If Miss Adams was telling the truth, then she had descended those stairs at the same time Oswald would have been on them as he made his escape from the sixth floor sniper's nest.  Yet Miss Adams saw no one.  And even though the stairs were old, wooden, and creaky under any weight, she heard no one either. 

When Miss Adams was called to testify before a Commission attorney, she was quickly discredited, humiliated, and eventually branded a liar.  Behind closed doors she pleaded with the government to conduct time tests of her actions if she was felt to have been inaccurate.  She begged the government to question her co-workers, particularly the woman who had accompanied her down the stairs, if she was not believed.  Instead, she was ignored.  And so, knowing the truth of what she had done and now fearing for her life because of it, she went into hiding and became willing to die with that secret knowledge. 

Intrigued by what little was available about Miss Adams, the author went in search of her.  It took him 35 years to eventually find this elusive witness.  As his journey progressed, many questions arose about the assassination while others were put to rest.  And in the end, the truth of what Miss Adams did was finally discovered. 

This is an important story, unique in this mess that continues to surround Kennedy's death. It is a story that has been buried for decades.  It is an account the government did not want you to hear, and actually fabricated evidence in order to keep you from hearing it.  Now, the truth can be told.

ISBN:   1460979370

Farrell, Joseph P.
LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy:  A Coalescence of Interests
Best-selling, Oxford-educated investigative author Joseph P. Farrell takes on the Kennedy assassination and the involvement of Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Texas "machine” that he controlled.  Farrell says that a coalescence of interests in the military industrial complex, the CIA, and Lyndon Baines Johnson's powerful and corrupt political machine in Texas led to the event culminating in the assassination.  Without the help of the Dallas police chief and others of the Texas underworld, including Jack Ruby, the Kennedy assassination could not have taken place.  Farrell analyzes the data as only he can, and comes to some astonishing conclusions.  Topics include: Oswald, the FBI, and the CIA; Hoover's Concern of a Second Oswald; Oswald and the Anti-Castro Cubans; The Mafia; Hoover, Johnson, and the Mob; The FBI, the Secret Service, Hoover, and Johnson; The CIA and "Murder Incorporated”; Ruby's Bizarre Behavior; The French Connection and Permindex; Big Oil; The Military; Disturbing Data sets, Doppelgangers, Duplicates and Discrepancies; Two Caskets, Two (or was that Three?) Ambulances, One Body: The Case of David S. Lifton; Two (or is that Three?) Faces of Oswald; Too Many (or Was That Too Few?) Bullets; Too Many Films, with Too Many, or Too Few, Frames; The Dead Witnesses: Jack Zangretti, Maurice Brooks Gatlin, John Garret "Gary” Underhill, Guy F. Bannister, Jr., Mary Pinchot Meyer, Rose Cheramie, Dorothy Mae Killgallen, Congressman Hale Boggs; The Alchemy of the Assassination: Ritual Magic and Murder, Masonic Symbolism, and the Darkest Players in the Death of JFK; LBJ and the Planning of the Texas Trip; LBJ: A Study in Character, Connections, and Cabals; LBJ and the Aftermath: Accessory After the Fact; The Requirements of Coups D'etat; more.
ISBN:  1935487183

Fensterwald, Bernard and Michael Ewing
Coincidence or Conspiracy?
Have the names of Richard Helms, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, Sam Giancana, Fidel Castro -- and over 200 others -- been linked to the investigation of the assassination of JFK by coincidence or conspiracy? 
A 1977 small encyclopedia of the assassination of JFK, this book does not accuse, but it does point out too many coincidences that point to conspiracy.

Fetzer, James H. (Editor) Assassination Science:  Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK
  • The only collaborative study that brings together the original work of physicians, scientists, and other serious students.
  • Includes the most important studies of the medical evidence since the publication of David Lifton's Best Evidence in 1980 and the most important studies of the Zapruder film ever presented provides the only comprehensive and detailed critique and response to a series of articles published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 1992-93.
  • Reports and explains the most important scientific findings in the history of the study of the assassination.
  • Reports and records repeated efforts to bring these discoveries, which completely undermine previous investigations by the federal government, to the attention of the American people and the Department of Justice.
  • Reports and records sustained efforts by American citizens to contribute their time and their talents to clarifying the nature of what has previously been assumed to be the "best evidence" in this case in an effort to bring closure to the American people.
ISBN:  0812693655


Fetzer, James H. (Editor) Murder in Dealey Plaza:  What We Know Now that We Didn't Know Then
The contributors whose work has been brought together in this volume include the leading authority on the Secret Service (Vincent Palamara); the most knowledgeable student of the Presidential limousine (Douglas Weldon, J.D.); a leading expert on the medical evidence at Parkland and at Bethesda (Gary Aguilar, M.D.); the single most highly qualified person to ever study this case (David W. Mantik, M.D., Ph.D.); the Senior Analyst for Military Records for the ARRB (Douglas Horne); a legendary photo analyst who advised the House Select Committee during its reinvestigation (Jack White); a world-famous philosopher who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 (Bertrand Russell); a prize-winning director and playwright, who has produced a brilliant chronology (Ira David Wood III); and a philosopher of science who has published more than 20 books and 100 articles in his fields of expertise (James H. Fetzer, Ph.D.)

Fonzi, Gaeton The Last Investigation
A former federal investigator sheds new light on the Kennedy assassination, discussing the link between Lee Harvey Oswald and the CIA, the actions of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and his own investigation into the case.

Frewin, Anthony (Compiler) The Assassination of John F. Kennedy:  An Annotated Film, TV, and Videography, 1963-1992 (Bibliographies and Indexes in Mass Media and Communications Series)
This comprehensive bibliography is the first to catalog, describe, and index the vast body of TV, video, and film materials dealing with John F. Kennedy's assassination.  This guide to the first newsreels, and later films and documentaries, TV programs, videos, and little-known materials is organized for the most part chronologically and by genre of work.  This research guide points also to North American and United Kingdom film libraries and archives and provides a short list of key sources of printed materials.  The appendix and indexes to titles; TV stations and production companies; interviewers and witnesses; and presenters, reporters, and narrators make the bibliography easily accessible for those studying JFK, modern history, political science, and sociology.

Galanor, Stewart Cover-Up
The evidence of a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy and its cover-up by the government and news media.
"His amazing short section on Dealey Plaza witnesses may well be the best summation of this evidence in print.  Interviews he conducted thirty-two years ago not only formed the basis for this remarkable chapter, but also justified early doubts about the truthfulness of the witness reports the FBI delivered to the Warren Commission."  -- Gary L. Aguilar, MD, Head, Division of Ophthalmology, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco.
ISBN:  096627720

Garrison, Jim
On the Trail of the Assassins
An account of New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison's attempt to solve the Kennedy assassination.  Describes how Garrison was ridiculed by the press, denounced by the FBI, and harassed by the CIA because of his allegations that the government was involved in Kennedy's death.
Contains photo of 2 "hobos" being escorted by 2 Dallas police officers. Hobos were found in railway area behind Texas Book Depository building.  Hobos are clean-shaven and neatly dressed, with neatly-trimmed hair.  One police officer wears baggy pants that are too short.  Both police officers are holding holding rifles in a very relaxed manner, with a huge space between them and hobos.  One theory is the hobos were being escorted to safety, and they were actually the shooters, because there is no record of their arrest at the Dallas Police Station, where they were taken.
ISBN:  0446352778

Giancani, Antoinette and John Hughes and Thomas H. Jobe JFK And Sam:  The Connection Between the Giancana And Kennedy Assassinations

JFK and Sam is unique from other books on the Kennedy assassination.  Written by an insider with access to key figures (Sam Giancana's daughter), it names the assassins and traces the assassination team's movements on November 22, 1963, and discusses the team leader's life, his tape confession, and his face-to-face meeting with Antoinette in the Joliet state prison where he is serving a life sentence for killing a policeman.

The first shot came from the Dal-Tex Building (adjacent to the book depository) and struck Kennedy in the back of the neck.  The second came from Giancana's driver who fired a CIA prototype handgun with a telescope (called a "fireball") from the grassy knoll, using a frangible bullet, which explains why there was such a massive wound to Kennedy's head.  Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy and did not fire a weapon.

Co-authors John Hughes and Thomas H. Jobe -- experts in neurophysiology, neurology, and neuropsychiatry -- also provide expert analysis that shows what could not have happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as well as what did happen.  Because of the nature of President Kennedy's injuries and his reaction to the bullets, Hughes and Jobe provide a medical basis that supports the story told by the assassin of the president of the United States.

ISBN:  1581824874

Gibson, Donald The Kennedy Assassination Cover-Up
Chapter Titles:  The "Warren Report" - An Amalgam of Improbabilities and Impossibilities.  The First 72 Hours.  The Creation of the "Warren Commission."  The McCloy-Dulles Commission.  The Cover-up Was An Establishment Project.  Long and Kennedy.  From Huey Long To Clay Shaw.  Internationalism and the Kennedy Assassination.  Establishment Radicals and Kennedy: Lamont, Chomsky, and Russell.  The Information and Disinformation Age.  The Beginning.  Bibliography.  Index.

Groden, Robert J. The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald:  A Comprehensive Photographic Record
  • Contains more than 600 photographs and documents pertaining to Oswald's life, the people in it, and his actions leading up to November 22, 1963.
  • An outline of events of the last 6 months of Oswald's life.
  • An analysis of the shooting of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, showing how Oswald could not have been the murderer.
  • A profile of Jack Ruby, Oswald's assassin, which discusses his mob and FBI connections.
  • The case for "false Oswalds," the men who identified themselves as Lee Harvey Oswald, including a full-page of 77different photos of Oswald, from a poster by Jack White, showing that there may have been several Oswalds.
ISBN:  067085867

Hancock, Larry
Someone Would Have Talked
The new third edition (2010) goes beyond just proving a conspiracy to murder JFK.  Over 14,000 documents, White House diaries, telephone logs and executive tape recordings detail how the new President managed a cover-up which changed the future of our country -- a second conspiracy designed to mislead the nation, the world, indeed, history itself.  Someone Would Have Talked tackles the assassination head on, examining a number of examples of credible people who have talked.  Real people, many of them involved in the secret war against Castro and the U.S. Government project intended to assassinate JFK.  Someone Would Have Talked evaluates these leaks and confessions, showing the connections between the individuals involved and demonstrating the evolution of a conspiracy.
ISBN:  097746573X

Haslam, Edward T.
Dr. Mary's Monkey:  How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades.  Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing 2007 book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.
  • Did inoculating millions of trusting school children with polio vaccines contaminated by monkey viruses trigger an epidemic of soft-tissue cancers? 
  • Was a desperate effort to develop an anti-cancer vaccine diverted secretly into biological weapons? 
  • And do the answers to these questions connect to the intrigues swirling around the assassination of President Kennedy?
ISBN:  0977795306

See also:  Me & Lee (above) for the connecting story of Lee Harvey Oswald's mistress, who along with Oswald and David Ferrie, worked for Dr. Mary Sherman and Dr. Alton Ochsner in the summer of 1963, creating a super-cancer that was to be used to kill Fidel Castro.

Hemenway, Phillip Riding the Tiger's Back:  A Footnote to the Assassination of JFK
The story of Robert Clayton Buick (who claimed he was an agent in Mexico City when Oswald told of his intent to assassinate JFK) and Ricard von Kleist (whose home was robbed of the Buick story tapes in 1968).

Hlavach, Laura and Darwin Payne (Editors) Reporting the Kennedy Assassination:  Journalists Who Were There Recall Their Experiences
On the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, a large number of journalists who were in Dallas on that fateful weekend held a conference in which they recalled their own experiences in covering the assassination.  These are vivid, first-person accounts that should be of lasting historical value.  This book represents a transcript of their comments.  For anyone interested in how the press dealt with the assassination, the thoughts of the reporters/photographers covering it, etc., this is an important book.  Pictures are included, in many instances of reporters then (1963) and later (1993).

Hosty, James P. and Thomas Hosty
Assignment: Oswald
The FBI agent assigned to investigate Lee Harvey Oswald a month prior to the president's assassination presents his testimony for the first time, revealing how political intrigue prevented the relationship of Oswald and the Soviets from coming to light.

Kaiser, David
The Road to Dallas:  The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Kaiser's extensive research shows that the murder plot was hatched by Mafia bosses Santo Trafficante, John Roselli, and Sam Giancana as revenge for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's relentless pursuit of the mob and for the vast sums of money they lost when Castro closed Cuba's mob-controlled casinos.  Other revelations are that Oswald might have been a CIA agent, even though he was promised a large sum of money by the mob to kill Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby killed Oswald on orders from the Mafia, to which Ruby was connected.
ISBN:  0674027663

Kurtz, Michael L.
Crime of the Century:  The Kennedy Assassination from a Historian's Perspective
A scholarly rather than journalistic or sensationalistic examination of the assassination of President Kennedy according to the available evidence, which includes the documentary sources, secondary source materials such as the thousands of published accounts, scores of eyewitness and expert interviews conducted by the author, and his scrutiny of a wide variety of films, sound and video tapes, photographs, and slides.

La Fontaine, Mary and Ray La Fontaine Oswald Talked: The New Evidence in the JFK Assassination
How could the testimony of John Elrod on August 11, 1964, in a Shelby County, Tennessee, sheriff's office somehow shed light on this continuing mystery?  The authors examine overlooked clues and present evidence which supports the existence of a conspiracy and establishes the crucial link between Oswald and Ruby, the CIA, and other government agencies.

Lambert, Patricia False Witness:  The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK
This absorbing book tells, for the first time in its entirety, the story of the arrest and trial of Clay Shaw, charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  The author debunks Garrison's claims and examines Oliver Stone's movie.

Lane, Mark Rush to Judgment
The first book to challenge the Warren Commission findings presents case after case of ignored or twisted evidence to offer a scathing indictment of the Commission's handling of the assassination of President Kennedy.

Lane, Mark
The Last Word:  My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK
The last word on the JFK assassination by the New York Times best-selling author and JFK historian!

Mark Lane tried the only U.S. court case in which the jurors concluded that the CIA plotted the murder of President Kennedy, but there was always a missing piece:  How did the CIA control cops and secret service agents on the ground in Dealey Plaza?  How did federal authorities prevent the House Select Committee on Assassinations from discovering the truth about the complicity of the CIA?

Now, New York Times best-selling author Mark Lane tells all in this explosive new book -- with exclusive new interviews, sworn testimony, and meticulous new research (including interviews with Oliver Stone, Dallas Police deputy sheriffs, Robert K. Tanenbaum, and Abraham Bolden) Lane finds out first hand exactly what went on the day JFK was assassinated.  Lane includes sworn statements given to the Warren Commission by a police officer who confronted a man who he thought was the assassin.  The officer testified that he drew his gun and pointed it at the suspect who showed Secret Service ID.  Yet, the Secret Service later reported that there were no Secret Service agents on foot in Dealey Plaza. 

The Last Word proves that the CIA, operating through a secret small group, prepared all credentials for Secret Service agents in Dallas for the two days that Kennedy was going to be there -- conclusive evidence of the CIA’s involvement in the assassination.
ISBN:  1616084286

Lewis, Ron Flashback:  The Untold Story of Lee Harvey Oswald
An in depth look at the life of Oswald, who supposedly revealed details of the conspiracy to the author prior to the shooting of Kennedy.

Lifton, David S.
Best Evidence:  Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Was the body of JFK altered before it arrived at Bethesda Naval Hospital for the autopsy?
ISBN:  0451175735

Livingstone, Harrison Edward and Robert J. Groden High Treason:  The Assassination of JFK & the Case for Conspiracy
Originally published in 1980, this 1998 book has been updated with new evidence and revised by Harrison Edward Livingstone.  This authoritative edition offers new evidence and analysis that proves the case that a conspiracy existed to remove John F. Kennedy.

Livingstone, Harrison Edward Killing the Truth:  Deceit and Deception in the JFK Case
Filled with new evidence, a book of shocking disclosures includes how the AMA tried to suppress information, proof that the autopsy doctors fabricated their report, and an interview with the "missing" British nurse who attended Kennedy's body in the Dallas emergency room.

Marrs, Jim Crossfire:  The Plot That Killed Kennedy
If there's one book that you must have, this is it -- the absolute "bible" to use for reference and detailed information on the Kennedy assassination.  The author's narrative style is easy to read and he collates all the latest information and the various theories and evidence into a concise rendition of what happened, what might have happened, and what did not happen.  Contains a list of 103 people who have supposedly died of strange, convenient, or mysterious deaths.  Paperback contains an essential index and footnotes, which the original hardback did not have.

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Meyers, Dale K. and Robert H. Johnson With Malice:  Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit
The author brings nearly twenty years of research to this second- by-second account of the murder of Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippit, killed forty-five minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy, and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.  With Malice weaves first hand accounts (many taken from personal interviews), newly released documents, and previously unpublished photographs into a detailed tapestry of facts that lifts the mystery surrounding this pivotal moment in American history.

Nelson, Phillip F.
LBJ:  The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination
LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination aims to expose Vice President Johnson's active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and how he began planning his takeover of the U.S. presidency even before being named the vice presidential nominee in 1960.  Lyndon B. Johnson's flawed personality and character traits were formed when he was a child and grew unchecked for the rest of his life as he suffered severe bouts of manic depression and bipolar disorder, which were never treated until after he left the White House.  He successfully hid this disorder from the public as he bartered, stole, and finessed his way through the corridors of power on Capitol Hill -- though it is now known that some of his aides knew of his mental illness but felt helpless to take any action which would inevitably cause him to take retribution against them.

The book starts by looking back into Johnson's past, from the time he was a boy in Texas.  It then follows the development of his character traits throughout his school days, through college and as a young congressional apprentice in Washington.  

The essential themes of the book include:
  • Johnson's mental issues (paranoia, bi-polar disorder and sociopathic personality) and criminal associations drove him higher and higher up the ladder;
  • Desperate to achieve his lifelong obsession of becoming president of the United States, he began planning in 1958-59 to force himself onto the ticket as vice president in 1960, because of his fear of losing as a presidential candidate.
  • During his time as Vice President, Johnson hated being in that office and continued his criminal actions and associations with Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker (and through Baker, with many other Mafia-connected lobbyists like Fred Black, Irving Davidson, Mickey Weiner, oilmen like Clint Murchison and H.L. Hunt and gangsters like Johnny Roselli, Cliff Jones, Ed Levinson and Ben Seigelbaum, who were directly tied to Mob-boss Carlos Marcello and Sam Giancana, who were at war with the Kennedys).  All during his vice presidency, Johnson continued fighting Kennedy on every foreign and domestic initiative he tried to advance -- from Berlin to Cuba to Vietnam -- and did everything in his power to impede passage of the Civil Rights Act, keeping it bottled up in congress during the entire period.
  • As JFK continued making peace overtures to the cold war enemies (his "Peace Speech," the nuclear test ban, his reversal of policy towards Vietnam, his negotiated settlement on the Cuban missile crisis) a number of men holding very high offices in the military and intelligence agencies became very upset and decided, with Johnson's backing and provocations, to effect an "Executive Action" to remove JFK.
There are many loose strings which connect all of this together and reveal the existence of a widely based conspiracy, with connections to the Mafia, the military and CIA networks.

Phillip F. Nelson, after years of researching Johnson and the JFK assassination, concludes that the reason Johnson undermined Kennedy's domestic and foreign policy initiatives was for the purpose of cunningly saving them for his own legacy.  His involvement with JFK's assassination is conclusively drawn with both text and photographic evidence showing Johnson's knowledge of when and where the assassination would take place.  Nelson's careful and meticulous research has led him to uncover secrets from one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in our country's history.
ISBN:  1616083778

Newman, John M.
Oswald and the CIA:  The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK
From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government's role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry.  What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald?  Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy?  And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear?  Oswald and the CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves -- ex-agents, officials, and secret records.  To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War.  The story is as alarming as it is tragic; the lies and manipulations it reveals led directly to Kennedy's murder.  Oswald and the CIA is a gripping journey to the darkest corners of the CIA.
ISBN:  1602392536

Oliver, Beverly Nightmare in Dallas
The woman in the babushka at Dealey Plaza finally (1994) tells her own story of what she saw and filmed that day, plus details of her own life and how she knew Jack Ruby.

Prouty, L. Fletcher and Oliver Stone JFK:  The Cia, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy
The former CIA operative known as "X" reveals Kennedy's plans for Vietnam, Kennedy's intentions to "shatter the CIA," President Johnson's reversal of Kennedy's orders concerning Vietnam immediately following the assassination, and more.

Ragano, Frank and Selwyn Raab
Mob Lawyer:  Including the Inside Account of Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa and JFK
Ragano, as attorney to reputed Florida Mafia Godfather, Santos Trafficante, claims that Trafficante conspired with reputed Louisiana Mafia Godfather, Carlos Marcello, to murder JFK.
ISBN:  0684195682

Russell, Dick
On the Trail of the JFK Assassins:  A Groundbreaking Look at America's Most Infamous Conspiracy
Using newly declassified information, Dick Russell builds on three decades of painstaking research in On the Trail of the JFK Assassins, offering one of the most comprehensive and authoritative examinations of the assassination of our thirty-fifth president.  Included are new revelations, such as the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald was subjected to “mind control,” Russell’s personal encounters inside the KGB headquarters, and new information gleaned from an interview with Oswald’s widow.
ISBN:  1602393222

Russo, Gus Live By The Sword:  The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK
Exhaustively researched, Live by the Sword reveals how the secret war of the Kennedy brothers against Castro's regime triggered JFK's assassination, and also shows that Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed the lone assailant.

Salandria, Vincent J.
False Mystery:  Essays on the Assassination of JFK
False Mystery is an anthology of historic, long-lost essays on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by pioneering Warren Commission critic Vincent J. Salandria.  Most of these essays originally appeared in small, limited-circulation magazines (such as Liberation and The Minority of One) during the 1960s
ISBN:  0975494104

Savage,Gary JFK First Day Evidence:  Stored Away for 30 Years in an Old Briefcase, New Evidence Is Now Revealed by Former Dallas Police Crime Lab Detective R.W.
The author checked out the original evidence found by the Dallas police.  His uncle did the photo darkroom work for the Dallas Police Department in 1963.  The book contains photographs kept by his uncle, as well as new interviews with the men who worked the case.

Scott, Peter Dale
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK
"... Scott, a Berkeley English professor, approaches the assassination in its sociopolitical context, focusing on why it happened rather than on who did it.  The phrase "deep politics" refers to the secret networks operating within and outside government agencies.  While they do not constitute a unified shadow government, they comprise a coalition of individuals who cooperate in order to maintain the status quo.  Accordingly, Scott examines Ruby's links with organized crime, army intelligence and JFK's planned withdrawal from Vietnam, J. Edgar Hoover's misuse of his authority, and the collusion of international drug traffickers with the CIA and FBI.  Scott believes that Oswald and Ruby were part of this convoluted network."  -- quoted from review by Library Journal
ISBN:  0520205197 

Scott, William E. Scott and Cyril H. Wecht November 22, 1963:  A Reference Guide to the JFK Assassination 
Provides an up-to-date scholarly reference to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It identifies over six hundred medical and ballistics experts, law enforcement and government officials involved in the event and its aftermath.  It also includes an extensive bibliography listing over 2,300 books, magazine and journal articles, academic papers, government publications, and audio-visual sources divided into 18 separate categories.  The nature of this book makes it an excellent resource for both the experienced researcher and any interested citizen.

Simon, Art Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (Culture and the Moving Image Series)
Beginning with a description of a poster for a punk band and ending with a critique of the movie JFK, this work marshals an impressive array of cultural information in attempting to provide an overall history of the genre.  Simon closely examines images and films, relating them to the continuing struggle over the authoring and interpretation of the story of Kennedy's death.  An intriguing work of cultural criticism on the contemporary meaning and influence of images from the JFK assassination.

Sloan, Bill and Jean Hill, Oliver Stone JFK:  The Last Dissenting Witness
Jean Hill, "lady in red" and famous witness to the assassination of JFK and vocal critic of the Warren Commission Report, reiterates her claim that she saw a gunman shoot the president from the now-famous "grassy knoll." 
ISBN:  0882899228

Stacey, Eric
Bagman:  The Secret Life of Col. Albert V. Carone
The story of the secret life of Col. Albert V. Carone, a man whose work for the Mafia, the U.S. Army and the CIA has been a closely guarded secret for many years, until 1999 when his daughter sued the CIA to restore her father's name and retrieve her inheritance.
Carone claimed he was supposed to kill JFK from the Airport with a Russian rifle, but he could not get a shot.  Supposedly, H.L Hunt and LBJ were the major JFK planners as well as George Herbert Walker Bush.
ISBN:  1411683315
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Torbitt, William
NASA, Nazis & JFK:  The Torbitt Document & the Kennedy Assassination
This is the first published edition of what has come to be known among conspiracy theorists as the Torbitt Document, and it makes some sensational claims.
William Torbitt is the pseudonym for Texas lawyer, author, and Kennedy-Assassination researcher, David Copeland.  Torbitt makes connections to such then-unknown governmental spy agencies as Defense Industrial Security Command and Division Five of the FBI; suggests that a former prime minister of Hungary was the infamous "umbrella man" seen in the Zapruder film; introduces to the assassination lore such personalities as Fred Crisman (spelled "Chrismon" by Torbitt) as one of the railroad tramps behind the grassy knoll; and ties in known Nazis, such as Warner von Braun.
ISBN:  0932813399

Trask, Richard B.

That Day in Dallas:  Three Photographers Capture on Film the Day President Kennedy Died
A comprehensive photographic investigation of the assassination; this new edition (2000) brings together the pictures and observations of three photographers who covered the events in Dallas:  Cecil Stoughton, the official presidential photographer; James Altgens of the Associated Press; and, James Murray, a freelance photographer. 
ISBN:  0963859536

Trask, Richard B.
National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film: Mr. Zapruder's Home Movie And the Murder of President Kennedy
This is the true story of a little piece of 8 mm. film made in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas, Texas.  Abraham Zapruder's 26-second home movie captured in horrific clarity the public murder of the President.  His six-foot long filmstrip soon became one of the most monetarily valuable artifacts in world history, and arguably "the most historic film ever shot."  Zapruder's film and its subsequent study and interpretation by government investigations, the mass media and thousands of assassination buffs, is a controversial and convoluted tale.  Richard Trask puts the film's significance into a readable context and displays how this small slice of historic reality has become the image by which the Kennedy assassination will forever be remembered.
ISBN:  0963859544

Trask, Richard B.
Photographic Memory: The Kennedy Assassination November 22, 1963

Trask, Richard B

Pictures of the Pain:  Photography and the Assassination of President Kennedy
"... an exhaustive, even-handed survey of the documentary evidence in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Dispassionate in its assessment of the facts, rigorously free from speculation or bias, Pictures of the Pain is especially valuable in helping us to understand clearly what is known, what is not known, and what can never be known."   --Dan Rather, CBS News Anchor. 
Delve into topics including:
  • Media coverage of the Texas trip
  • The Fort Worth reception
  • Love Field arrival
  • The motorcade and assassination
  • Activities at the "Grassy Knoll"
  • Search of Dealey Plaza and the Book Depository
  • Events at Parkland Hospital
  • The casket arrival at Air Force One
  • Oath of office
  • Oswald at City Jail and his murder
  • The search for photo evidence
  • The full story of the Zapruder film  (96 pages)
  • The "magic bullet"
  • "Z-313"
  • Analysis of Jean Hill's testimony
  • The "assassins" discovered in the Moorman Polaroid
  • Stories about each photographer and camera
  • History of the use and abuse of photo sources by the government
  • Media and critics
  • Photos misidentified
  • The Justice Department's botched use of the Bronson film
  • The story of James T. Hankins and his Polaroid
  • The DCA film
  • The establishment and findings of the Warren Commission
  • House Select Committee on Assassinations
  • Garrison investigation
Learn of the important photo research done by:
  • Richard Sprague
  • Josiah Thompson
  • R.B. Cutler
  • Harold Weisberg
  • Robert Groden
  • Gary Mack
  • and others
Weigh the results of the film and photo analysis done by:
  • Aerospace Corp.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • FBI Laboratory
  • Dr. Don Monroe
  • Francis Corbett
  • Stanford Research Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Itek
  • Luis Alvarez
  • John Lattimer
  • Tom Wilson
  • Failure Analysis Associates
  • Image Processing Institute
Consider the evidence surrounding controversial questions including:
  • Was Oswald in the Book Depository doorway?
  • Were the tramps impostors?
  • What happened to the gun clip?
  • Why was the V.P. follow-up car's door ajar prior to the shooting?
  • What happened at the round sewer cover?
  • What was the curb mark?
  • Who were "The Umbrella Man" and "Black Dog Man"?
  • Did the police or others rearrange the "Sniper's Nest" boxes?
  • Was a second gun found and filmed?
  • Was Jack Ruby photographed at the Depository shortly after the shooting?
  • Were Gordon Arnold, Beverly Oliver, Norman Similas and Ralph Simpson actually at the assassination scene?
ISBN:   0963859501

Waldron, Lamar and Thom Hartmann
Ultimate Sacrifice:  John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK
It is Waldron and Hartmann's ... contention -- bolstered by access to many previously unavailable files, and interviews with little-known as well as prominent figures -- that the CIA knew a great deal about the assassination.  But the agency couldn't admit what it knew because that could uncover the existence of a U.S. plan for a coup in Cuba, run by JFK's brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy.  The assassination, say the authors, was carried out by hired gunmen on the orders of three noted Mafia dons whose lives were being made miserable by RFK's ruthless pursuit -- and these Mafia men knew about the planned invasion because they had worked with the CIA on previous efforts to topple Castro.  Oswald, long a hidden CIA agent, was set up as the patsy, and it had always been Jack Ruby's job to eliminate him if he wasn't killed at the scene of Kennedy's shooting.  How do the authors make their case?  With a relentless accumulation of detail, a very thorough knowledge of every political and forensic detail and the broad perspective of historians rather than assassination theorists.  They spend perhaps too much time with people they admire, like the late Enrique Ruiz Williams, who was a crucial early source for them.  They also cannot resist chasing stories of only marginal relevance to their principal one, like what really happened to Che Guevara in Cuba.  But no future historian of that tormented period in American history will be able to ignore their very convincing presentation, even if a lay reader may feel overwhelmed by the sheer weight of the evidence.  -- quoted from review by Publisher's Weekly
ISBN:  158243423, Amazon ASIN:  B004HZ88X
2008 Edition, published by Counterpoint (has reviews on Amazon page)

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Weisberg, Harold Selections from Whitewash
The author of seven books on the JFK assassination critiques the Warren Report and speculates about the failings of American democracy. 
For thirty years Harold Weisburg has been pursuing the truth. For thousands upon thousands of hours he has meticulously studied the millions of words in the Warren Commission's report and files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  He has published his often shocking discoveries in the five-book Whitewash series and Post Mortem, all of which are excerpted for the first time in this single volume.
ISBN:  0786700165

Wrone, David R.

David Wrone, one of our nation's foremost authorities on the assassination, re-examines Zapruder's film with a fresh eye and a deep knowledge of the forensic evidence.  He traces the film's forty-year history from its creation on the "grassy knoll" by Dallas dressmaker Zapruder through its initial sale to Life magazine, analysis by the Warren Commission and countless assassination researchers, licensing by the Zapruder family, legal battles over bootleg copies, and sale to the federal government for sixteen million dollars.

Wrone's major contribution, however, is to demonstrate how the film itself necessarily refutes the Warren Commission's lone-gunman and single-bullet theories.  The film, he notes, provides a scientifically precise timeline of events, as well as crucial clues regarding the timing, number, origins, and impact of the shots fired that day.  Analyzing it frame-by-frame in relation to other evidence -- including two key photos by Phil Willis and Ike Altgens -- he builds a convincing case against the official findings.

Without fanfare, he concludes that more than three gunshots were fired from more than one direction and that most likely none were fired by alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.  If true, then JFK's death was the result of a conspiracy, for the Commission's non-conspiracy conclusion requires a maximum of three shots and one gunman.

ISBN:  0700612912

Zeilizer, Barbie Covering the Body:  The Kennedy Assassination, the Media, and the Shaping of Collective Memory
At its heart, Covering the Body raises serious questions about the role of the media in defining our reality, and shaping our myths and memories.  In tracing how journalists attempted to answer questions that still trouble most Americans, Zelizer offers a fascinating analysis of the role of the media as cultural authorities.

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