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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 15:31

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.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 17:41

Yuri Nosenko Dies

Obituary from The Washington Post by Walter Pincus.

Published in Obituaries
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 16:58

Robert Maheu Dies at 90

Obituary from the Washington Post for the onetime FBI agent who ran a Washington company that he said carried out secret missions for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Published in Obituaries

Author James DiEugenio updates his original article criticizing several narratives concerning JFK and the assassination which have recently gained notoreity.

Author James DiEugenio critiques several narratives concerning JFK and the assassination which have recently gained notoreity.

Saturday, 22 March 2008 22:27

Larry Hancock, Someone Would Have Talked

Although there are some interesting and worthwhile aspects to this book, overall I found it really disappointing. It is ... unconvincing in its overall thesis, and uses questionable sources and witnesses to advance parts of its presentation, while leaving out more credible evidence that works against that particular presentation. It pains me to write like this, since I like Mr. Hancock and think he and his organization have done some good work, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Thursday, 27 December 2007 20:08

The Passing of George Michael Evica

The arresting religious-intelligence phenomenon that formed the focus of Evica's final work relates not just to Oswald, but other figures in the assassination landscape, like Ruth and Michael Paine, and Ruth Kloepfer. It had been ignored for too long and it took Evica to open up the issue, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Published in Obituaries
Friday, 03 August 2007 21:23

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd was subtitled in its trailer, “The Untold Story of the Birth of the CIA.” This is a real misnomer, since most of the “untold” actual events are immediately recognizable to anyone who has a cursory knowledge of the history of the CIA. In another sense the subtitle is true since the story it tells is very liberally fictionalized. In that sense, it is untold, writes Philip Sheridan.

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