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Author Willens, Howard P., 1931- author.
Title History will prove us right : inside the Warren Commission report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy / Howard P. Willens.
Published New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  E842.9 .W468 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-388) and index.
Contents December 1963 : the nation responds -- January 1964 : distrust of the FBI grows -- February 1964 : the search for evidence begins -- March 1964 : our investigation expands -- April 1964 : Mexico and the Cuban connection -- May 1964 : critical decisions -- June 1964 : crucial witnesses -- July / August 1964 : a tale of tragic truth -- September 1964 : the last debates -- Aftermath.
Summary "On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered in front of hundreds of onlookers. Everything was over in mere seconds, but the events of that day have been the subject of heated debate for five decades. The presidential commission tasked with finding the truth, headed by then-Chief Justice Earl Warren, published its findings the following year--Oswald had acted alone--but the report did little to quell conspiracy theorists. Many seized on what they saw as inconsistencies in the report and branded the whole investigation a cover-up. Warren himself calmly dismissed the criticism, assuring his fellow commission members that 'history will prove us right.' Now, in this eye-opening new account of the Commission and its findings, Howard P. Willens sets out to prove that Warren's advice was prescient. Willens, one of the few surviving staff members of the Warren Commission, supervised the investigation from the very beginning and has waited until now to silence the critics and well-intentioned armchair detectives. Drawn from Willens' own journals and extensive notes on the investigation--which have never before been published--History Will Prove Us Right tells the true and complete story, perhaps for the first time, of every aspect of the investigation into one of the century's most harrowing events from a uniquely first-person perspective." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
United States. Warren Commission.
Willens, Howard P., 1931-
ISBN 9781468307559 hardback $29.95
146830755X hardback
OCLC number 854956993