By Anthony Summers

Updated with the most recent facts, the basic, acclaimed account of President Kennedy’s assassination through Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers


“He was once keeping out his hand . . . He appeared wondered . . . Then he slumped in my lap . . . I stored bending over him asserting, ‘Jack, Jack, are you able to listen me? i admire you, Jack . . .’ The seat used to be packed with blood and crimson roses . . . .” —Jacqueline Kennedy, recalling the deadly second in Dallas.

 

Fifty years on, such a lot americans nonetheless suppose they've got now not been informed the reality approximately President Kennedy’s dying. leader Justice Warren, who chaired the 1st inquiry, acknowledged “some issues” that “involve defense” will not be published in our lifetime. thousands of pages of assassination files have been eventually made public within the overdue Nineteen Nineties. but the CIA is withholding greater than 1000 files lower than “national security”—until 2017.

 

Why? Why carry those files again if—as we have been instructed part a century ago—Lee Harvey Oswald used to be a lone murderer? Anthony Summers got down to write a competent account of the homicide secret that haunts America. Not on your Lifetime, during this clean version, is without doubt one of the most interesting books written at the assassination.

 

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The motorcade was amidst cheering crowds, moving slowly through the metal-and-glass canyons of central Dallas. For a while, there had been no talking in the President’s car. Then, with the passing crowd a kaleidoscope of welcome, the wife of the Governor of Texas, Nellie Connally, turned to smile at the President and said, “Mr. ” With his wife, Jacqueline, beside him, he continued waving to the people. Ponderously, at eleven miles an hour, the procession moved onto Elm Street and into an open space.

Soon after the assassination, a policeman found three spent cartridge cases lying near an open window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, the large warehouse to the right rear of President Kennedy’s car at the time of the attack. 5-mm Mannlicher-Carcano, stashed behind a pile of boxes and also on the sixth floor. A number of bullet fragments were recovered—from the wounds suffered by the President and Governor Connally, and in the presidential limousine. One bullet,2 which looked almost undamaged to the inexpert eye, turned up on a stretcher at Parkland Hospital, where the victims had been treated.

A number of bullet fragments were recovered—from the wounds suffered by the President and Governor Connally, and in the presidential limousine. One bullet,2 which looked almost undamaged to the inexpert eye, turned up on a stretcher at Parkland Hospital, where the victims had been treated. Suffice it to say, at this point, that firearms experts have firmly linked the cartridge cases to the rifle; they are sure the whole bullet and the bullet fragments came from the same gun. Bullet damage was also noticed on the inside of the windshield of the presidential car and on a section of the curb in Dealey Plaza.

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