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New York Times best-selling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of America’s most publicized - and most surprising - criminal trials in history.

No crime in history had more eyewitnesses. On November 24, 1963, two days after the killing of President Kennedy, a troubled nightclub owner named Jack Ruby quietly slipped into the Dallas police station and assassinated the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Millions of Americans witnessed the killing on live television, and yet the event would lead to questions for years to come.

It also would help to spark the conspiracy theories that have continued to resonate today.

Under the long shadow cast by the assassination of America’s beloved president, few would remember the bizarre trial that followed three months later in Dallas, Texas. How exactly does one defend a man who was seen pulling the trigger in front of millions? And, more important, how did Jack Ruby, who fired point-blank into Oswald live on television, die an innocent man?

Featuring a colorful cast of characters, including the nation’s most flamboyant lawyer pitted against a tough-as-Texas prosecutor, award-winning authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher unveil the astonishing details behind the first major trial of the television century. While it was Jack Ruby who appeared before the jury, it was also the city of Dallas and the American legal system being judged by the world.

©2021 Dan Abrams and David Fisher (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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A long story about a small part of Kennedy's death

I once had two shelves of my bookcase full of books about the Kennedy assassination. When this book came out, I was happy to go back in time. Alas, this is a long slog about a mostly trivial matter: the trial of Jack Ruby. It may be of interest to historians but not to me.

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good listen

always heard of Jack ruby in history classes etc. But this book his mark on history in perspective. never really knew what happened to him.

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A close look into history

What a great book!! The authors did a thorough job in capturing the Jack Ruby trial. Highly recommend this book. Authors really make you feel like you are back in the sixties.

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Well done. Dump the sidebars.

I believe this story needed to be told. I praise Abrams and Wayne for taking on the project.

My only issue with the work is it strayed from the pertinent information a few too many times. References to events and people outside of the trial of Jack were interesting and feed my head with facts that I appreciate.

Editing to eliminate “superfluous” flashbacks in history would serve to keep the reader intrigued. There were times when I stopped paying attention and thought, “Okay, I’ll wait…

Overall a 4 out of 5 is praise indeed.

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Boring book

Boring I lost interest after the first 2 chapter's . Dan Abrams gave away the ending on stalk show which made it worst