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Title
JFK, Oswald and Ruby
Type
Text
Monograph
Contribution
Griffin, Burt W. (Author)
Subject
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination. (LCSH)
Oswald, Lee Harvey
Ruby, Jack
Walker, Edwin A. (Edwin Anderson), 1909-1993
United States. Warren Commission
Dallas (Tex.)--History--20th century. (LCSH)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
Illustrations
Maps
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: E842.9 .G73 2023
DDC: 973.922092 full
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Supplementary Content
bibliography
index
Content
text
text
Summary
"In this book, former Warren Commission lawyer Burt Griffin examines anew the Kennedy assassination, its various investigations, its effects on the Cold War and the civil rights movement, and the motives of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby. Griffin begins with his own skeptical reaction to the assassination, proceeds to the Dallas police investigation, and continues with the efforts of himself and his colleagues to sift truth from those who concealed, withheld, or exaggerated evidence. After nearly six decades of study, Judge Griffin is satisfied that Oswald acted alone. He concludes that violence in the Cold War and civil rights movement caused Oswald to believe that blame for Kennedy's death might be placed on followers of rightwing activist and former U.S. Army general Edwin Walker. Walker was an outspoken enemy of Oswald's idol, Cuban president Fidel Castro, and a firm opponent of racial integration-and Oswald had already attempted to murder Walker in April 1963. The author gives the Walker movement a more prominent place in the assassination story and traces the conflicting ambitions of Walker, Oswald, Kennedy and Ruby as they collided in October and November 1963. This book will help serious readers separate truth from fiction and to become examiners of how insignificant, unsuspected, powerless people driven by very personal needs and fears can, with the help of a firearm, alter the course of history."-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Investigators Find a Suspect
Prejudice and Truth
Determining Credibility
Ambition, Failure, and Assassination
Coping with Truth in Assassinations.
Authorized Access Point
Griffin, Burt W. JFK, Oswald and Ruby