As the 50th anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy approaches, it seems as if opinions or who committed the crime are as divided as ever. Instead of a much hoped for consensus as to who might have been responsible for America's greatest unsolved mystery, no clear and near unanimous verdict has come forth. Although the general public continues to support a conspiracy in the shooting, solid group of researchers and notable members of the main broadcast media in America pounce on every opportunity to quell any attempt to find Lee Harvey Oswald not guilty.
Those who believe that the case against Oswald was weak have steadfastly held to the feeling that no new evidence has come forth to seal his fate once and for all. In fact, if anything the case against Oswald has continued to crumble bit by bit over time. Although the case against him is mostly circumstantial, television networks like National Geographic, Discovery, and History Channel have produced documentaries which allow little room for questioning Oswald's guilt.
So what is fact? What is fiction? Searching the Shadows - Steve Airheart's presentation about the assassination of John F. Kennedy - is a straightforward, factual, insightful, objective and exciting compendium of the myriad facts and red herrings in the case. Mr. Airheart discusses major theories about JFK's death and all the while gives the reader little-known facts, thought-provoking comments, and other curios which lead into the labyrinth of gangsters and government. Searching the Shadows is a factual and logical investigation that is easily understood.
Originally published in print in 1993 and 2000, this eBook debut contains a brand new chapter from the author that details the most recent developments in the JFK murder case.
©2012 Steven S. Airheart (P)2012 Iconoclassic Books
Painter, musician, bibliophile...
"The murder of John F Kennedy is probably the most over-studied and least understood of any murder case in American history." --- Steven Airheart
The author says he wrote the book in order "hopefully to kick-start the reader into reading more on the case." He meets that goal very well.
There's nothing new here, nor are there any wild promises made to provide anything new. It is a sensibly written primer on the Kennedy assassination provided without sensationalism or outrageous claims. Possibilities and alternatives are written about in an intelligent way. You are treated with the respect you deserve: you are allowed to make up your mind about the situation without feeling you are being indoctrinated or subjected to a tirade.
The Kindle edition, which is currently about $5, is full of footnotes and an extensive bibliography, making it a useful companion book.
My only complaint is the narrator. His voice is pleasant, but his pacing and pronunciation are in need of serious work. To name but one example, he continually pronounces Bethesda something that sounds like "Bezeedah." As Bethesda Naval Hospital is mentioned with some frequency, this is utterly ridiculous. (Might someone have told him after the twentieth time?) I found him extremely annoying, so much so that I'd recommend the Kindle book.
Every November of my life, the time near Thanksgiving has been associated with reminders of this horrific event. Every year we are expected to eat, if I may use Airheart's phrase, "warmed-over Warren" just before the holiday. This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination and I doubt very much media coverage will be different. We shall see.
I highly recommend this book to the younger generations, as the eyewitness testimony and historical background is provided in an accessible way. But I also recommend it to
those who remember where they were when the assassination happened, and to anyone of any age who is still looking for the truth.
An interesting title, yet is clearly a 'pro conspiracy' book. We all know artistic licence is used in many books, and films, but this takes it a stage further. Nothing new in it, no great revelations, it's exactly the same as the 1000 or so other books written about the assassination. What I found most appalling is the clear lack of any objective research, states rumours (that time and time again have been disproved), and puts this forward as historical fact. Example: 'Earl Warren himself sealed the records of the Warren report', it's historical fact the '75 year rule', was in force years before the assassination even took place. He claims Oswald was set up yet does not explain exactly how and by whom. The sad thing is, people believe publications such as this.
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