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Items filtered by date: Monday, 01 September 2008

Monday, 01 September 2008 18:59

John Larry Ray & Lyndon Barsten, Truth at Last

In a book like this, a lot of the credibility must come from the reader's trust in the author(s). Unfortunately, that is not forthcoming here, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 17:25

John Newman, Oswald and the CIA (re-issue)

This remarkable book could never have been composed or even contemplated without the existence of the Assassination Records Review Board. No book takes us more into Oswald's workings with the intelligence community than this one. And his section on Mexico City is clearly one of the 5 or 6 greatest discoveries made in the wake of the ARRB, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 17:16

Jefferson Morley, Our Man in Mexico

The best part of the book deals with Oswald's alleged visits to the Cuban consulate and Russian Embassy in Mexico City in the fall of 1963. This section of the work owes itself to the disclosures of the ARRB. More specifically to the Lopez Report and to John Newman's important book Oswald and the CIA, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:43

David Kaiser, The Road to Dallas

The Road to Dallas is a methodically bad book. And as you read it you pick up on the method in its badness. And then at the end you comprehend the reason for it all, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:31

Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation

It is not just well-written. In some places it rises to the level of extraordinarily well-written. Almost every chapter is well-planned and organized. And the book as a whole contains a completed aesthetic arc to it, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:21

George Michael Evica, A Certain Arrogance

Much of [his] material [on the Paines] is taken from the extraordinary work done on the couple by Carol Hewett, Barbara La Monica, and Steve Jones. As the author notes, this work is so potent that it was attacked by a big gun of the GOP, Thomas Mallon in his pathetic whitewash of a book, Mrs. Paine's Garage, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 13:12

Robert Blair Kaiser, RFK Must Die (reissue)

For anyone interested in the RFK case, try and get the original version of this book. That version is still a valuable work, one worth having and reading, concludes Jim DiEugenio.

Published in Robert Francis Kennedy

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