Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust

How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why

Book - 2005
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That recent appraisal reflects a growing consensus that the Warren Commission largely failed in its duty to our nation. Echoing that sentiment, the Gallup organization has reported that 75 percent of Americans polled do not believe the Commission's major conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Gerald McKnight now gives profound substance to that view in the most meticulous and devastating dissection of the Commission's work to date. The Warren Commission produced 26 volumes of hearings and exhibits, more than 17,000 pages of testimony, and a 912-page report. Surely a definitive effort. Not at all, McKnight argues. The Warren Report itself, he contends, was little more than the capstone to a deceptive and shoddily improvised exercise in public relations designed to prove that Oswald had acted alone. McKnight argues that the Commission's own documents and collected testimony ...
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2005
ISBN: 9780700613908
0700613900
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 K383M 2005
Characteristics: ix, 478 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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LRS1969 Nov 13, 2015

I have not read this book yet. I am in process of getting into reading some of the newer (for me) JFK assassination books.

At that time I will update review and give it a rating.

But I am sick of the review shown that quotes a$$hole Thomas Mallon.

This reviewer - not giving an example of actually reading this book - gives this SAME exact response to EVERY book on the JFK assassination that doesn't fit the Warren Commission!

And I believe that is an abusive use of review process.

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StarGladiator
Nov 05, 2013

[Update: In re-reading portions of this, I was a bit too harsh on my first review -- this book does an admirable job of presenting the lack of evidence, and evidence to the contrary of the Warren Commission of Untruth!]
The type of book which should be read and re-read frequently, lest anyone forget that it was indeed the Coup of 1963, when the US government was overthrown, and the soon-to-be-indicted-and-convicted LBJ took over (what choice did a guilty criminal like him have) but now all the bad things LBJ did are ignored because he managed to get the Civil Rights Act [created within the Kennedy Administration] passed - - but LBJ did that so he could more successfully draft as many young males as possible - - always examine the hidden agenda of the career criminal!
[For the lowdown on Thomas Mallon, please see my review of his book, Mrs. Paine's Garage.]

rocknrollphilip Jan 23, 2012

Listening to the theories, one notices the tendency of their proponents to believe that the farther away they get from the moment and place of the assassination itself, the closer they will be to it's origin. As in "The X-Files", "the truth is out there," beyond where anyone has yet looked.
-Thomas Mallon

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