I seriously enjoyed reading this very detailed
account of the events surrounding President Kennedy's assination. This is extremely detailed
and aimed at debunking conspiracy theorists...which it does. I would urge anyone
who is interested in this topic to listen to this book. Great Job Mr. Bugliosi..loved "Helter
Skelter"...read it three times..and this one was great too.
This book was recommended to me by a colleague, a journalist, who raved about it. After listening to it, I was amazed that a journalist, of all people, convinced me to give it a try. Bugliosi is very selective in how he presents his 'case', his description of Oswald's demeanor was laughable, his omission of unwelcome facts unforgivable.
While the audiobook is great, it is horribly abridged. However this is understandable considering the print version is well over 1600 pages not including the CD-Rom that is included. Having said this, if you want to understand HOW we know Oswald acted alone & HOW we know there was no conspiracy. This audiobook is for you. The author does a wonderful job laying out a case against Oswald while also disproving the foundation of any and all conspiracies. After reading this book several years ago & recently re-reading via audiobook, I have a much better understanding of how & why the conspiracy culture grew out of this seemingly complex but ultimately simple case. This book does not address all conspiracy theories out there, that would be impossible. What it does do is knock the legs out from under the bases on which the variety of conspiracy theories are based.
His case is grounded in both physical evidence & reason.
I have not but I thought Edward did a wonderful job.
No, but I really only do that with fiction
Profesionl, hard working woman who travels weekly, enjoys life. My best Friends are Michael and Scooter. Nonfiction books are the best!
Now I know
All of them, its History. I love anything written by Vincent Bugliosi
No Laughing or crying. The book is written well and you want more information.
Enjoyed the indepth review the author conducted for this book. Accounted many character perspectives
PLOT: Vincent Bugliosi uses facts to debate the death of JFK
Vincent Bugliosi used a televised (fictious) trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in a docudrama for TV and based this book in his findings.
This is 25 hours more or less and the first 2 parts go over the EXACT movements of JFK and Jackie and Lee Harvey Oswald on the days leading UP to the assignation of the President in Dallas. FACINATING. Using the Warren report and police files and interview Bugliosi holds our interest in the details. We learn details about the shots and autopsy results and what happened to JFK's body after it was shot. We also see the time lines for Lee Harvey Oswald on how he plotted and carried out his deadly SCHEME to kill Kennedy. and his killing of a Dallas Police Office in his escape. We learn more about Ruby who shot Oswald and his motives and means he use to get access to him. This takes on single gun man theory vs conspiracy theories and discusses many types of theories. It includes precise info on the McGruder Film seen many times of the actual event.
I really liked it and the very detailed time lines on all sides of the event. Bugliosi did a first rate job on his details and timelines and putting a very interesting and informative and even entertaining view of the sad events in Dallas.
This is worth the listen for those who like history and want to learn things you have not seen or read before in movies or other books. I give this 5 STARs all the way for excellent plot, very good reader and interesting look at a real life event supported by lots of detailed facts. at 25 hours it is a bit long but covers so much information I was very glued to it all way through~ HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Yes, very easy to listen to and good, solid evidence given in a courtroom way.
This is much like William L Shirers History of WW2
Very good actor, great voice, easy to understand, a very easy listen
Facts, just the facts mam. This is good stuff. Very clean, very consice with no "fluff" or emotion. Starts off quick, builds up and even in the last part where the author spends his time debunking the conspiracy theories, it is easy to listen to. I've read many of the books he debunks and it is a breath of fresh air to hear someone who knows the facts, and knows how to present facts in a manner to allow a person to "judge" the case solely on the evidence.
Very good book.
Adds depth and clarity to this unfortunate momemt in American history. The book answers all the questions that somone with only a casual knowledge of the event may still have rattling around in the back of their head.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
The first half of this book is a very spellbinding minute to minute account of the actions of all of the principle figures involved in the murder of President Kennedy from days before the crime through the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald. It is educational as well as interesting. The presentation of these facts was enough to convince me of the truth of the author's assertion that Lee harvey Oswald acted alone in the murder of the president. I would give this half of the book a 5 star rating.
In the second half of the book I was lost in a maze of unfamiliar names of fbi agents, cia agents, and conspiracy theorists. I am sure the author felt the need for this part of the book to try to convince hard core conspiracy theorists that his theory is correct. However, unless you are a real student of the murder of the president, this part of the book may be as dull and meaningless to you as it was to me.
It is worth getting the book just for the first part. I recommend listening to that much at least.