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Philip Shenon, the bestselling author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, was a reporter for The New York Times for more than twenty years. As a Washington correspondent for The Times, he covered the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the State Department. He lives and writes in Washington, DC.
Robert Petkoff has won multiple AudioFile Earphones awards for his acclaimed narrations. He was named Best Voice of Fiction & Classics for his reading of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. His other narration credits include Oath of Office by Michael Palmer, Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman, and books by David Foster Wallace.
I found the book very interesting and well written.
A Cruel and Shocking Act is an outstanding account of the work by the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of Kennedy.
In some ways Shenon's book builds on some of the previous studies that critiqued the Warren Commission investigation.
I watched him being interviewed about the book. So many of his points were prefaced with or ended with the following: maybe so, if, it might have been, could be, possibly or... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joe Dirvin
great book, very persuasively argued and deeply researched. surely JFK's assassination was not the result of the lone gunman.Published 7 days ago by Liznola
This is a long read but its saving grace is a riveting story and a graceful style. The author has turned over many rocks which others have not, and he is to be thanked by the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Richard A. MacKinnon
Thought this would be just another re-tread conspiracy theory. Was very much surprised to find a lot of information I had not seen before. Read morePublished 26 days ago by John H. Coffey
Outstanding work on how the Warren Commission and its staff operated. Provides insights as to how the final report almost necessarily had to give rise to the conspiracy movement -... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Kelly
I have read numerous books on the JFK assasination and this was book was excellent. As told from the perspective of the Warren Commission staff, it was extremely eye-opening. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James L Reed
Just another perspective on what we already know. Literally in the last half of the last chapter I learned of a new perspective on old already known facts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas Phillips