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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Kestrel Books (NY); 1 edition (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966277201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966277203
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,399,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Cool, clear, concise. Galanor has boiled down a mass of complex materials into an easily accessible, enlightening discussion. Superbly done."
--Michael Parenti, author of Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

"Quickly and dramatically Cover-up shatters the lone assassin theory. The weaving of photographs and document with scientific evidence exposes in a remarkably clear way the workings of a cover-up."
--John Loughery, The Hudson Review

"A thoroughly researched account of how the Government's version of the Kennedy assassination is filled with contradictions and impossibilities."
--William Pencak, Professor of American History, Penn State University

"A cogent destruction of the Government's account of the assassination. An astounding amount of evidence counters the deceptions and forgeries that lie at the heart of the official cover-up."
--David S. Lifton, author of Best Evidence

"Galanor skillfully cuts through thirty-five years of clutter and zeros in on the crucial evidence. His systematic, persuasive analysis--supported by beautifully reproduced documents and photographs--will lead any reasonable reader to a chilling but inescapable conclusion: there was a conspiracy and a cover-up."
--Zachary Sklar, co-author of screenplay JFK

"With 40 volumes from two official investigations, as well as hundreds of published books--all devoted to the solution of John F. Kennedy's assassination--Stewart Galanor's eloquent, spare volume is a treasure for novice and expert alike. With understated prose and well-chosen images, Galanor dissects the core issues that hobble the single assassin thesis.
"His amazing short section on Dealey Plaza witnesses may well be the best summation of this evidence in print. Interviews he conducted thirty-two years ago not only formed the basis for this remarkable chapter, but also justified early doubts about the truthfulness of the witness reports the FBI delivered to the Warren Commission."
--Gary L. Aguilar, MD, Head, Division of Ophthalmology, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco

About the Author

Stewart Galanor is the author of the textbooks Calculus: A Visual Approach and The Paradox of Tristram Shandy. He is a multimedia consultant and technical writer for financial institutions and the television industry. He resides in New York City.

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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By William T. Parnell on October 17, 1999
Format: Hardcover
According to an old maxim, good things come in small packages and such is the case with Stewart Galanor's 184-page volume Cover-up (Kestrel Books, 1998-ISBN 0-9662772-0-1). It is unfortunate that Galanor's book wasn't available at the time Oliver Stone produced his docudrama JFK. If Stone had optioned Cover-up as the basis for his script instead of Jim Marrs' Crossfire, he might have made a more accurate film. In Cover-up, you won't find reference to the Umbrella Man, Three Tramps, Storm Drain Shooters, Mystery Deaths List, or other canards employed by some theorists. Galanor's book can be thought of as the antithesis of Jim Moore's Conspiracy of One with brevity being their only similitude.
First Impressions
Galanor's book is a well-written volume that is easy to read and beautiful to look at. It features an excellent 13-page photo section at the front of the book that outlines the story of the assassination up to the publication of the Warren Report. At the end of the main text is an extended document section followed by the Zapruder frames and Galanor's analysis of where 216 Dealey Plaza witnesses thought the shots originated. The document section, which includes photographs taken by Galanor, is beautifully reproduced. I had never seen some of these items in such detail and clarity before.
Galanor, a multimedia consultant and technical writer based in New York, has studied the assassination since 1964. His book purports to show evidence that a conspiracy existed to assassinate the 35th President. It is essentially a compendium of criticism of the "official version" of the assassination as presented by the Warren Commission (WC), House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), and the major news media.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By James H. Fetzer on September 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Galanor has accomplished a feat that most students of this case have thought was next to impossible: a concise account of the most basic aspects of the assassination of JFK that enables new students to understand most of the crucial issues and old hands to fully appreciate their fundamental importance. In some ways, this stunning feat might have been expected from an author whose earlier work made calculus--perhaps the most difficult of undergraduate courses--accessible to students with no flare for mathematics.
In my own book on this case, MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA (2000), I provide a set of 16 "smoking guns", beginning with two drawn from Galanor's book; and at the conclusion of my "Prologue", I advise my readers to begin with COVER-UP (1998) before they read mine. So don't be taken in by the book's easy-to-read style or by the abundant photographs, diagrams, and illustrations that make this case accessible to everyone who can read. It takes experts years to master this material. Galanor makes it accessible in hours.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a unique book. Unlike the authors of the voluminous books we are accustomed to on the subject of the Kennedy assassination, Stewart Galanor does not get bogged down in minutiae. He does not even propound a particular theory. What Galanor does is straightforwardly roll out the ABCs of the assassination. In a mere 120 pages, plus an additional 50-some pages of valuable documents, diagrams, photos and a witness list, Galanor covers the evidence in a clear and concise manner. It is provocative, and it spells conspiracy.
Francis Lederer, Chief County Detective (retired) of Philadelphia, said, "Although not a novel, COVER-UP is easy to read and understand. It provides much documentation which proves the author's point. COVER-UP should be required reading for freshman criminal justice majors."
I would extend COVER-UP as a "must read" for anyone interested in the Kennedy assassination. Whether new to the assassination, or long mired in details and evidence of the event, COVER-UP is both informative and a stimulus to further study.
Galanor sets the tone simply and eloquently by introducing the tragedy in pages filled with memory jogging photos and few words. He goes on to present the major areas of evidence in an encapsulated form that should make even life long believers of the official government version of the assassination decidedly uncomfortable. Galanor summarizes the official stance in each area and contrasts it with the conflicts and contradictions that are obvious at every turn.
Noted researcher, Dr. Gary Aguilar, wrote, "His amazing short section on Dealey Plaza witnesses may well be the best summation of this evidence in print.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Stephen C. Coyle on May 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I was looking for a book that revealed the truth about the Kennedy assasination. I found it! Galanor has heavily researched the assasination and pieced all the facts together, so that things finally make sense! Galanor is like a police detective, interviewing witnesses, reviewing public documents, studying photographs and sworn testimony. By careful study of physical evidence and eye-witness testimony, piece by piece he determines what could have possibly happened that day in Dealy Plaza and what could not have happened. He packages his findings in an easily accessible format. You don't have to be an expert in pathology or ballistics to understand his book. In a mere 183 pages Galanor has given us a treasure trove of evidence. Very few people in this country still believe Lee Harvey Oswald had anything to do with JFK's murder. This book proves he was innocent. This book also proves that the federal government (The Warren Commission, The Secret Service, The CIA etc) engaged in a very extensive and far reaching conspiracy to cover up the truth about who really killed Kennedy. Physical Evidence was tampered with, eye-witness testimony was ignored or suppressed, witnesses were intimidated into changing their testimony, government officials gave false testimony and even when evidence was found that indicated the assassin could not have been Oswald it was simply ignored. This book stops short of accusing the federal government of planning Kennedy's assassination, however the physical evidence does seem to implicate them. If there were a fair and impartial investigation of Kennedy's death (instead of the horrible travesty of justice that occured in November 1963), several government employees would have been taken in for questioning, and almost certainly numerous arrests would have been made. This book is a must for anyone who wants to know the truth!
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