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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage (April 7, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679743154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679743156
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,376,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sylvia Meagher's work is stunning!
Frank J. Mendolia
This was in the post-Garrison era and the credibility of anyone challenging the Warren Commission was suspect.
Freeplanet
Although this book is old, its worth the read for serious students of the Kennedy Assassination.
James M Rushford

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Freeplanet on July 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
Back in the early 70s I worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide on a Senate Commitee trying to reopen the Kennedy assassination or generate support for a House investigation. This was in the post-Garrison era and the credibility of anyone challenging the Warren Commission was suspect. (We now know that many of Garrison's failings were due to sabotage, but back then he was still radioactive to Senators, Representatives, and their staffs.)

Anyway, after all the backlash following the Clay Shaw acquittal it was still a tough sell, and the typical Congressman would give you no more than 5-10 minutes time to make your case, so we needed a one or two page list of powerful bullet points demonstrating that Oswald could not have acted alone, if he acted at all, and showing that the Warren investigation was compromised by the FBI and the CIA. These were serious allegations, so each

point had to be backed up by solid proof.

At the time, there were 5-6 serious books damning the Warren Commision Report: Inquest, by Edward J Epstein; Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane; Six Seconds in Dallas by Josiah Thompson; Whitewash by Harold Weisberg; and They've Killed the President by Robert Sam Anson.

In creating that fact sheet, no book was more carefully documented than Accessories after the Fact, and no book was more comprehensive and meticulous.

When we had to source each bullet point Meagher's book did the best job in directing us to the proof.

I left the Hill in 76--before the HSCA was created, and it has always bitter disappointment to me how its own work appears to ha ve been sabotaged, not unlike what happend to Garrison.

In the years since I have retained a keen interest in this topic, and at last count have read over 40 books.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Rogers on January 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
After reading much of the core literature (eg, Lane, Lifton, Weisberg) in recent years, this book was recommended as an early (1960s, I think) but rigorous analysis of the Warren Report's skewed findings. You might especially enjoy Ms. Meagher's analysis of the mysterious movements of Patrolman JD Tippit just before his death. Or, revisit the fundamental facts of the case that have become so muddled in intervening years.
Three cheers to the author, as this is NOT meager research, by any means!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 2002
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Ms. Meagher's book is well documented, insightful and detailed. She skillfully takes the reader through discrepancies in the Warren Commission report and lays it all out for the reader. Her conclusions are based on facts that are very clearly presented, and on common sense. At no time did I get the impression that this book was attempting to influence my views on the work of the Warren Commission. Ms. Meagher spells it out for the reader step by step.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Mendolia on June 13, 2009
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Sylvia Meagher's work is stunning! She quotes the London Newspaper who hired an actuary to calculate the probability of JUST 15 witnesses who died within 3 and 1/2 years after the JFK assassination. That probability was 100,000 TRILLION to one!

Other facts about the frontal shot, Oswald as a poor marksman as compared to the Master Marksmen, who were hired to duplicate the "alleged" rear shots and couldn't, make this book and the other facts therein, unforgettable, irrestible!

She has done a masterful work with sufficient detail that even skeptics of the assassination would be put to shame.

I would recommend this book to all citizens of the USA as what took place in Dealey Plaza that day was conspiratorial before and, as Ms Meagher points out, conspiratorial afters, hence the name of her book, "Accessories After the Fact"!

Once read, everyone should have that righteous indignation that what took place on November 22, 1963, and the cover up by the Warren Commission, was not just a travesty of justice, it was treason, in all its hideous forms. It also pricks the conscience as to what followed in 1968, i.e., the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy! Perhaps the next great question is "what is the probability that all 3 notables were murdered within 3 years of each other"?

A keeper for posterity!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Morris on September 4, 2011
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Sylvia Meagher's "Accessories After The Fact" is one of the best conspiracy-orientated books on the Kennedy Assassination, and is thoroughly recommended reading for any student of the event. It is truly amazing that many of the points that Meagher made in this book have not been satisfactorily answered, despite evidence such as the Zapruder Film, more autopsy info (including pictures), and the accoustic evidence, having been released to the public since the time it was written.

There are zero pictures in the book, and it was written at the time of the Garrison investigation, although it is distinctly not related - in fact, Meagher points out that some of the negative press in regards to the Garrison case has her doubting the merits of the investigation.

Ken Rahn has an online critique of Sylvia Meagher, most of which is a bunch of bunk to me - Rahn bangs on about her being a leftist (so to him, conspiracy theory or sole assassin believers are split on political grounds ???), and how because she has an interest in UFOs, she is clearly some kind of kook. He also picks out a small handful of points that he claims have been debunked in the many years since her book was published, and claims she ignored evidence that conflicted (presumably, Posner/Bugliosi would never do that) and wasn't a true investigator. Yet, I watched Rahn's presentation at the 40th JFK Symposium on the excellent DVD "Into Evidence", and I thought he got absolutely chopped up when he tried to defend the lone assassin theory, and was ducking for cover during the Q & A session !

This is the same guy who believes Ruby acted on impulse - quote - because he left his dog, Sheba, in the car when he went and shot Oswald, and then he banged on about the merits of NAA......
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