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Reclaiming History Audiobook

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Chris Woodland Hills, CA, United States 09-24-07
    Chris Woodland Hills, CA, United States 09-24-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Good! Brilliant!"

    Brilliant. A Great listen. Now, could Mr. B. please turn his use of insight and logic on the living tools who now push a 9/11 coverup? I'd be quite happy if he did.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Worcester, MA, USA 04-25-08
    Elizabeth Worcester, MA, USA 04-25-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!!"

    This book was one of the best I've downloaded. The narration was the best. I highly recommend this book. It great contains great information.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David Fram 07-21-07
    David Fram 07-21-07
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    "Clear headed analysis"

    Bugliosi gives an unemotional logical chronology of the events of November 22-24 1963 with chilling effect. His analysis left this reader very comfortable with the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assasin of President Kennedy. The last half of the book effectively debunks the conspiracy theories. I have read a great number of books on this subject over the last 40 years and found this one to be one of the best. Highly recommended.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Willits, CA, United States 08-15-08
    Chris Willits, CA, United States 08-15-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Outstanding"

    Just outstanding - nice to see somepeople can still make use of a rational argument in this country.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Indio, CA, United States 10-26-07
    Jeffrey Indio, CA, United States 10-26-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Well done"

    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.

    7 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 02-07-08
    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 02-07-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Case closed: Oswald alone did it"

    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.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    John LOUISVILLE, KY, USA 01-10-08
    John LOUISVILLE, KY, USA 01-10-08
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    "Enjoyed It!"

    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.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 03-25-13
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    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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