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This extraordinary and historic book reuired twenty years to research and write The oft challenged findings of the Warren Commission Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone shot and killed President John F Kennedy are here confirmed beyond all doubt But Reclaiming History does much than that In addition to providing a powerful and unprecedented narrative of events and a biography of the assassin it confronts and destroys every one of the conspiracy theories that have grown up since the assassination exposing their selective use of evidence flawed logic and outright deceptions So thoroughly documented so compellingly lucid in its conclusions Reclaiming History is in a sense the investigation that completes the work of the Warren Commission In it Vincent Bugliosi the nation's foremost prosecutor takes on the most important murder in American history At 100 pm on November 22 1963 President John F Kennedy was pronounced dead the victim of a sniper at Say my glory was I finished this book Reclaiming History Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's mammoth work on the assassination of John F Kennedy is the biggest longest single volume book I have ever read It is 1510 pages long which does not include a lengthy introduction that is paginated with Roman numerals or the thousands and thousands of annotated endnotes that are available only on CD because if you put those endnotes in the book it would be the size of a child rather than merely a daschund It's not just the number of pages but the size of the print tiny and the mass of the book it's a half inch to an inch taller than normal hardcovers The thing weighs about five pounds so that I couldn't read it like a normal book When I sat on a chair my arms tired from lifting it; and when I put it on my lap my thighs broke out in heat rashes Eventually there were two places where I could comfortably read this tome the kitchen table or propped on the exercise bike I bought Reclaiming History in December 2007 I let it sit on the shelf for awhile When I finally tried to start I was uickly disheartened by the long dense introduction So I gave up Earlier this year however I read a fascinating Vanity Fair article about the Kennedy's suppression of William Manchester's Death of a President I wanted to read it badly But then guilt set in How could I go out and read a book on the Kennedy assassination when I had one already sitting on the floor it was too heavy for the table waiting to be perused? So I decided to get through this cinder block of a book the dirty way 50 pages at a time on the exercise bike every day In the end I learned a lot of Kennedy factoids and I increased my cardiovascular healthAfter 1510 pages thousands of endnotes and hundreds of miles logged on the stationary bike I finished this thing with a glass of wine in my hand With a book this size you might expect the conclusion to be complex twisty and earth shattering Some combination of Freemasons in league with Templars taking orders from aliens based out of Reykjavic Nope Bugliosi is certain that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone And he wants you to be certain as well Truth be told I didn't need my mind changed on this I've always thought Oswald was the lone gunman This is a function of my personality Those who know me would say I'm a realistic person They might even add some adjectives to that brutally realistic or coldly realistic or a jerk A realistic person looks at the situation and sees right off that a conspiracy is impossible It would involve than just the killers but reuire the cooperation of hundreds of disparate witnesses doctors pathologists FBI agents lawyers investigators police officers the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Gerald Ford Jack Ruby etc etc In April 1865 John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater Within a matter of hours and days Booth's conspiracy unravelled He was killed by Boston Corbett in a Virginia barn; his co conspirators were hanged or imprisoned And all this took place before fingerprints DNA analysis ballistics and David Caruso I am doubtful of conspiracies but as Booth showed they do exist However they don't stay secret especially not at the higher echelons of government Nixon couldn't hide Watergate Ollie North couldn't hide Iran Contra The most powerful man on Earth couldn't conceal extra marital fellatio with an intern As the Gospel of Luke so aptly states there is nothing that is hidden that won't be revealed nor any secret that will not come to light Reclaiming History is separated into two halves what happened and what didn't happen The first half is by far the better It is informative impeccably sourced and delivered in a clear straightforward manner Bugliosi is not a great writer; there is no elouence no evocation no great human insight you'll have to go to Manchester for that He has the annoying habit of going off on long digressions and irrelevant tangents which becomes less enjoyable after page 900 I also noticed that in the first half he kept changing tenses However despite some occasionally tortured syntax and uncomfortable sentence structure he delivers his story like a prosecutor's brief that is he writes in a clear active voice in a bullet point manner that connects all the dots at times he literally resorts to bullet points and there are certain summary chapters in this book that you can print off to bring to parties if you like me enjoy going to parties and getting into arguments like this Two huge chapters in this first half deserve their own books Indeed the chapter Four Days in November is already available for sale by itself This chapter starts on November 22 1963 the day JFK is murdered It gives you a minute by minute reconstruction of what happened As I said above this story is not thrillingly told but rather is delivered methodically carefully except for odd interjections of onomatopeia This is not a living book but something painstakingly constructed Third Shot 084 seconds BANG A final shot rings outMrs Kennedy is six inches from her husband's face when the bullet strikes driving pieces of skull into the air His limp body bounces off the back of the seat and topples onto her shoulder in one horrifying violent motionIn the front seat Special Agent Roy Kellerman feels a sickening shower of brain matter blow into the air above his head and hears Mrs Kennedy shout What are they doing to you?Bugliosi's reconstruction places everyone where they were that day He's not only following the Kennedys and Oswald but the important witnesses as well chief among them Abraham Zapruder who made the most famous snuff film in history This is important scene setting for Bugliosi's later crusade against conspiracy theorists The other chapter of note which was worth the price of the book is the chapter entitled simply Lee Harvey Oswald This is a tremendously detailed account of Oswald's life from birth to Jack Ruby Despite Bugliosi's terse just the facts approach this chapter managed to evoke a complex emotional response You will find yourself conflicted as whether to feel sympathy or scorn for this man Oswald comes off as deluded paranoid self aggrandizing isolating pathetic short tempered and frustrated By the time you've walked Oswald's path you can see where that path is going to end The first half also features a hodg

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Reclaiming History The Assassination of President John F KennedyTack during his motorcade through Dallas That may be the only fact generally agreed upon in the vast literature spawned by the assassination National polls reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans 75% believe that there was a high level conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald Many even believe that Oswald was entirely innocent In this continuously absorbing powerful ground breaking book Vincent Bugliosi shows how we have come to believe such lies about an event that changed the course of history The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an iron clad case of circumstantial guilt around O J Simpson in his best selling Outrage Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of writing the definitive book on the Kennedy assassination This is an achievement that has for years seemed beyond reach No one imagined that such a book would ever be written a single volume that once and for all resolves beyond any rea Warning This book is giant 1612 pages of content Commitments be cautioned Skeptics will be skeptical CT's might will be embarrassed and criticizedThe Good Reclaiming History is a clear concise deep and logical book It is easy to read and very amusing When completed or skimmed whichever seems reasonable to you the mystery will most certainly be solved and any doubt surrounding the honesty of the Warren Commission CIA FBI or mob will be wiped clear Bugliosi uses simple but undeniably effective strategies to uncover and absolutely annihilate all theories of conspiracy The Bad The underlining tone is unnecessarily harsh and Bugliosi appears bias and is bias in some circumstances However Vincent undoubtedly succeeds in delivering the message Oswald acted alone Case closed

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READER ↠ DOC Reclaiming History The Assassination of President John F Kennedy 9780393045253 FREE ↠ MONEYEXPRESSCARD º This extraordinary and historic book reuired twenty years to research and write The oft challenged findings of the Warren Commission Sonable doubt every lingering uestion as to what happened in Dallas and who was responsible There have been hundreds of books about the assassination but there has never been a book that covers the entire case including addressing each and every conspiracy theory and the facts or alleged facts on which they are based In this monumental work the author has raised scholarship on the assassination to a new and final level one that far surpasses all other books on the subject It adds resonance depth and closure to the admirable work of the Warren Commission Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact forensic evidence reexamination of key witnesses and common sense Every detail and nuance is accounted for every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud on the American public Bugliosi's irresistible logic command of the evidence and ability to draw startling inferences shed fresh light on this American nightmare At last it all makes sens With 1518 pages of text this was easily the longest book I have ever read It was also literally the heaviest The volume weighs five pounds and during the nine weeks I spent reading it I sometimes joked about having to register it as a deadly weapon since throwing it at someone could cause death or serious injury I probably will not read it a second time but may purchase it as a reference volume as it is on sale now at a nearby Borders for 999 The copy I read was checked out of the libraryWriting this book about the JFK assassination was by his own admission the author's obsession for some 20 years which is very easy to believe I have never subscribed to any of the conspiracy theories about the assassination some of which I find downright ludicrous; thus I am included in the relative minority of Americans who have always believed Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone So also in my view did Jack Ruby Bugliosi a former prosecutor makes his case in mind numbing detail; and while the book has its virtues Gerald Posner makes the same argument in Case Closed a very readable volume which has the additional virtue of being much shorter than Mr Bugliosi's opus But for reasons unclear to me Bugliosi actually devotes a bit of space in his own book to lambasting Posner'sWhile it is unlikely that many people will bother to read the entire book two noteworthy segments of it are definitely well worth reading and could be published as separate works by themselves One is the first section some 300 pages in length titled Four Days in November The other is the chapter devoted to the life of Lee Harvey Oswald which is compelling in part because it is difficult to believe that such a pathetic loser could change the course of history as he did and do so single handedly In my favorite review of this book written by Bryan Burrough and published in The New York Times Book Review Mr Bugliosi's enormous volume is characterized as the literary euivalent of World War I a kind of trench warfare for the mind I have to agree with that but while I would not necessarily recommend reading the entire volume I do believe it is worth at least a serious and thoughtful perusal