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Reclaiming History Audiobook
Reclaiming History
Written by: 
Vincent Bugliosi
Narrated by: 
Edward Herrmann
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Reclaiming History Audiobook

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history.

Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an ironclad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage, Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of "prosecuting" Oswald for the murder of President Kennedy. Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact, ballistic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud upon the American public.

Bugliosi's irresistible logic, relentless pursuit of the truth, and command of the evidence shed fresh light on this American nightmare, providing a new understanding of what did and did not happen in Dallas on November 22, 1963. At last we know what really happened. At last it all makes sense.

©2007 Vincent Bugliosi. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Vincent Bugliosi is an American master of common sense, a punishing advocate and a curmudgeonly refreshing voice of reason....With this work, Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America. It is a book for the ages." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

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    Dallas 03-29-13
    Dallas 03-29-13
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    "Rock solid case against Oswald"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reclaiming History to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His case is grounded in both physical evidence & reason.


    Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but I thought Edward did a wonderful job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I really only do that with fiction


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    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2016

    Profesionl, hard working woman who travels weekly, enjoys life. My best Friends are Michael and Scooter. Nonfiction books are the best!

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    "Things I Didnt Know"
    If you could sum up Reclaiming History in three words, what would they be?

    Now I know


    What other book might you compare Reclaiming History to and why?

    Not Sure


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    All of them, its History. I love anything written by Vincent Bugliosi


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No Laughing or crying. The book is written well and you want more information.


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    Chris Dorchester, Ontario, Canada 08-20-12
    Chris Dorchester, Ontario, Canada 08-20-12
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    "Good in depth historical recount"
    What made the experience of listening to Reclaiming History the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the indepth review the author conducted for this book. Accounted many character perspectives


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    Molly 08-19-12
    Molly 08-19-12

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    "FACTS vs conspiracy theory ~ JFK ~ long but good"

    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.

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    James 08-04-12
    James 08-04-12 Member Since 2011

    Just me.

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    "Good solid evidence"
    Would you listen to Reclaiming History again? Why?

    Yes, very easy to listen to and good, solid evidence given in a courtroom way.


    What other book might you compare Reclaiming History to and why?

    This is much like William L Shirers History of WW2


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good actor, great voice, easy to understand, a very easy listen


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Dan 10-01-09
    Dan 10-01-09
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    "Informative"

    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.

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    Joakim MalmoSweden 08-11-09
    Joakim MalmoSweden 08-11-09 Member Since 2015
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    Everybody should read this book. It´s brilliant and an eye opener.

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    Daniel GourockUnited Kingdom 07-10-08
    Daniel GourockUnited Kingdom 07-10-08
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    "Reclaiming History"

    This is an interesting and, for the most part, a well written book. On occasion, however, the author lets himself down by allowing his obvious contempt for conspiracy theorists to shine through and sully his prose with needless sarcasm.
    For me, Vincent Bugliosi does demonstrate that Lee Harvey Oswald was not part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy. So, does that mean I now subscribe to the 'Lone Nut' theory? Well, not exactly. What if Oswald was 'the Patsy' he claimed to be? What if Oswald was an 'unwitting' actor in the drama? After all, he was perfect for the part given his life history and apparent political leanings. Who better to 'set up' as the assassin? Bugliosi himself dismisses the usual suspects in the list of conspirators ie The Mob, The CIA, The FBI, Military Industrial Complex, saying they would be way too smart to hire someone like Oswald. Maybe, however, they were smart enough to set him up.
    Bugliosi ridicules the conspiracy buffs by asking how the conspirators not only succeeded in killing Kennedy, but in covering their tracks thereafter. But what if there were two conspiracies, involving two entirely different groups of conspirators? What if there were the criminal conspirators who killed Kennedy, and the establishment conspirators who thought America's image in the world would be best served by the 'Lone Nut' theory? A conspiracy suggests something rotten at the heart of a society, while a deranged individual who just got lucky on the day is a very regrettable, but very minor, blemish on the body politic.



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    joelle 11-24-12
    joelle 11-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up Reclaiming History in three words, what would they be?

    Consider the Following


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reclaiming History?

    The fact that Mr. Bugliosi did so much intensive research to validate his findings. Incredible!


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    Never got bored by his voice!! He keep me rivited.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to all Kennedy buffs! It gives such great detail and background into the murder of our President.

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    Ron Billings Portland oregon USA 05-23-12
    Ron Billings Portland oregon USA 05-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Bugliosi is GREAT!"
    What did you love best about Reclaiming History?

    True, without fault. Bugliosi did more home work than anyone before.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Herman is easy to listen to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What really happened that day in November of 63.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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