Not really. After all no graphic material is required to achieve the noel of the author.
Yes. It was hard to end a chapter without thinking on what the next one will say.
This book outlines the details and opinions of the lone gunman theory. A must read for anyone wh actually believed in the conspiracy and now changed my mind. Read it with an open mind. It'll be worth your time.
I bought this book because I really enjoyed Helter Skelter, by the same author, Vincent Bugliousi. Despite being very long and detailed it was fascinatingly written and read.
Unfortunately, I can not say the same about this book...
"Reclaiming History" is too long and goes into tiresome and boring detail. I gave it a good (and long...) chance, but I just couldn't listen through the whole thing. It was way too boring...
First off, Edward Hermann is brilliant in his narration. What a great voice to lend to this book. The first half on specific timeframes of the events offers a lot of information I hadn't heard before. Very interesting stuff. While the second half is worth listening to, I found myself becoming more annoyed every time the author hurled another negative descriptor onto conspiracy theorists, claiming them to be either stupid, ignorant, deliberately misleading, misinformed, or whatever term he wished to use. While I am sure he did his homework before writing it, should I really believe everything he says simply because he says it? Even with this question, it was a wonderful review of a time I lived through and have read many works about.
Bugliosi analyzes the JFK assassination using as if it were a simple murder investigation basing his conclusions on facts and not speculation. He lays out a complete time line of the day of the murder, provides motives and evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald being the lone assassin, and shows that conspiracy theorist often rely on long debunked false information on which to base their outlandish claims. The only complaint is that the audio book is abridged.
The killing of JFK will always make interesting reading and this story is very will written. Listing to this "documentary will take away the doubt about who was lone killer.
After listening to this first rate analysis of the assassination and various conspiracies you'll be hard pressed not to laugh in anyone's face that thinks Oswald didn't do it alone. Some say Bugliosi is too smarmy in his deflections, but honestly, after the nonsense has persisted for this long, I don't blame him. Great listen, download it now and put this case to rest for good.
I have gone as far as visiting the Dallas site of the shooting. I thought I was well informed. But a year or so ago I saw a special on one of the science chanels that stated the seat for the gov was not directly in front of Kennedy as I was lead to believe from all the conspircy theories. A simple view of the limo at Parkland would show that to be a huge error! I then had doubts about a conspircy. After this read, I am firmly convinced that Oswald was the shooter and that the Warren report was very well done.
The specificity and rationality of this book make it compelling and convincing. I was in elementary school when JFK was assassinated and thought I had dealt with it, but this brought back my own memories of that day and the long, long weekend following it. Thank you, Mr. Bugliosi, for your detailed verbal portrait. It honors the memories of both the president and Officer Tippett, and those whose lives were affected by these senseless murders, by refuting and de-romanticizing the emotionalism of the conspiracy theorists.