The book was a huge disappointment for me. Reportedly, Mellen spent seven years on it and over 150, 000 dollars. So, quite naturally, like others, I was expecting at least a worthwhile effort. If it was not going to be definitive, it would now be at least the best book on Garrison. But that's not true, writes Jim DiEugenio.
In its February 20, 2006 issue, The Nation published an article by Max Holland called "The JFK Lawyers' Conspiracy." Reprinted here are letters to The Nation from people who believe they, their organization or their views were unfairly represented by Holland and one from an eyewitness to some of the story, along with Holland's reply.
For me, and for most of his longtime admirers, the highlights of this distinguished and fascinating book were the chapters on the Garrison inquiry and the one on the Robert Kennedy murder, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Author William Davy responds to criticisms of his book, Let Justice Be Done, raised in a review by David Reitzes entitled "Davy Disappoints."
Jim DiEugenio writes about how reporter Gus Russo digs up long-forgotten characters in the JFK assassination to slant the story toward the government's conclusions.
Case Closed deliberately suppresses and distorts the evidence that Oswald was involved in clandestine activities in New Orleans, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Jim DiEugenio continues his detailed review, based on declassified records, of how Blakey manoeuvered the HSCA investigation towards preconceived conclusions, and his deference toward CIA.
Jim DiEugenio reports on his research into the Rose Cheramie story.
Robert Blakey has said that after his experience with the House Select Committee, it was his opinion that the JFK case was like a Rorschach test, people saw in it what they wished to see. Lambert's book is proof positive of this, write Jim DiEugenio and Bill Davy.