As a witness to the events of November 22, 1963 and the conspiracy nonsense that followed, I was pleasantly surprised by Mr. Bugliosi's book. Thoughfully presenting the evidence of the real crime, Oswald's assassination of the President, a rationale person would be persuaded of Oswald's sole complicity in the foul deed. Mr. Bugliosi has utilized the Warren Commision's and the House Committee on Assasination's thorough reports to de-bunk the conspiracy arguments one by one. A must read.
I came into this book as one of those who believed a few of the elements supported by those who believed a conspiracy existed to assassainate President Kennedy, yet with an open mind.
Mr. Bugliosi, one of America's most reputable prosecutors, has written the definitive book about the events of November 22, 1963, what led up to it, and the aftermath. Edward Herrmann's narration brings the events into the present, as if they happened only recently.
Bugliosi's attention to detail and ensuring all the details were covered and described, including the Warren Commission and the two subsequent Congressional select committees, has once and for all shot down *every* theory advanced by the "conspiracy buffs", including Jim Garrison (whose book "On The Trail of the Assassains" was the basis for the Oliver Stone film "JFK"). He has, indeed, reclaimed history.
For those who still believe a conspiracy was involved, read/listen to this book. You *will* change your mind. I did. Case closed: Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and was the sole gunman.
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.
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.