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Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy? Hardcover – January 1, 1964


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Marzani & Munsell (1964)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007EGG84
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,647,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Information was purposely melded for confusion's sake and pure speculation hoisted as fact.
Dr. Rob
This book fills that gap providing grounded un-biased analysis by which the reader can draw his or her own conclusions regarding how this horrific crime was committed.
J. Cunningham
The major information that is most intriguing are the references to articles published in the contemporary newspapers of 1963.
Carrie

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Barry Krusch on September 28, 2012
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What is particularly amazing about this book is not just how well it is written, but that it was written well before the Warren commission report was issued. Joesten had an absolutely uncanny radar about what actually occurred in the case before the massive amount of evidence appeared on the scene. For this reason, I list it as one of the core books on the Kennedy assassination in my book Impossible: The Case Against Lee Harvey Oswald.

I highly, highly recommend that you get this book, if for no other reason that to see that the so-called "modern view" of the Kennedy assassination was actually not unique, and could even be predicted from some very basic facts about the assassination without an elaborate presentation of evidence. Fascinating!

By the way, this review is of the paperback version of the book, not the Kindle edition.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Deasy on June 14, 2010
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I came across this book after reading a score of books on the JFK murder. The author was a multi-lingual, European freelance writer who had authored political biographies and a wide range of books. This book - published in mid 1964 - before the WC report- does much of what should have been done by American journalists. He smelled something wrong, studied the reports and was quite clear on the essentials that would be be touched on by the Garrison investigation, expanded by the 1978 House Hearings and virtually confirmed by the release of ARRB papers in the early 90's. Oswald was a government agent and there were things done in Dallas that assisted the killing. Things that Lane and Meagher and Weisberg would write about a few years later. A great way to have an immediate feel for what always smelled fishy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Rob on April 19, 2013
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Joesten's book is full of information about leads that the Dallas detectives never checked out and were not picked up on by the FBI.

The entire investigation, at the time of the assassination, was confused, leaderless, uninspired, and narrow in focus. Once Officer Tippit was murdered, the Dallas police found a suspect for that murder and made him the "it" guy for President Kennedy's murder. One truism is constant through all of this, namely, coincidence is being mistaken for fact. Information was purposely melded for confusion's sake and pure speculation hoisted as fact. One example, the TSBD had two (2) lunchrooms, not merely the infamous 2d floor lunchroom in which Oswald was confronted by Officer Marion Baker about a minute and a half after the Kennedy shooting. The other lunchroom, on the 1st floor was nicknamed the Domino Room, for its decor, by the TSBD employees. Oswald had been eating his lunch in the Domino Room. When he finished doing so, he went up the 2d floor lunchroom to purchase a Coke. A small detail such as this one seems to not matter until other omissions and even piling on are pointed out. All of this creates a pattern.

Very clearly Joesten has shown how Oswald transformed from mere suspect to alleged murderer of two men without credible evidence or even an established timeline of his movements and whereabouts at the time of the assassination. For example, Joesten points out that Howard Brennan who allegedly saw a man resembling Oswald in the TSBD 6th Floor SE window just before the shooting and gave a description of suspects's height and weight and general appearance even though Brennan could only see the man in the window from the waist up and was not wearing his prescription glasses in order to make this identification is a case in point.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Deep Historian on December 6, 2012
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Most of us have heard stories about someone who bought an old picture frame and discovered a priceless masterpiece underneath a worthless print. I felt that way about this book. It was written in the very early aftermath of the assassination, before the Warren Commission had even been released. Remarkably, the author laid the essential foundation of the arguments against Oswald's lone participation in the President's killing, and for the view that Oswald may not even have knowingly been involved at all! Subsequent research has largely fleshed out his critique rather than contradicting it. Much of the witness testimony given reflects an uncensored view that is largely missing from later works. I highly recommend this book for someone just starting to navigate their way through the maze of disinformation and speculation that still surrounds this case.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gary P on January 2, 2013
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In this book, Joesten eviscerates the Dallas PD and DA's handling of the Kennedy Assassination case. Even before the Warren Commission Report is issued, he uncovers most of the inconsistencies, obfuscations, and downright fabrications in the "official story" that continue to be the foundation of conspiracy theories today. The post-script, written after the release of the Warren Report, convincingly paints that document as a "prosecutor's brief" against Oswald rather than the promised no-holds-barred search for the truth.

As someone who wasn't born until after Kennedy's death but who recognizes that his assassination has greatly impacted my life, I was heartened to see that at least one person was asking the obvious questions from the very beginning. On the other hand, I am saddened to realize how little actual progress has been made in uncovering the truth since this book was written some 49 years ago.

Whether you're new to the Kennedy Assassination story or have read numerous other books in the past, I strongly recommend that you read "Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy?" to gain an understanding of the skepticism that properly inquisitive people had regarding the "official story" from the very get-go.
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