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Investigative reporter Hurt here assembles an overview of evidence, circumstance and theory about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. In addition to reviewing the eight official inquiries and the various conspiracy theories, he minutely examines seemingly outlandish notions, such as the involvement of a Lee Harvey Oswald impostor in a Cuban conspiracy. The latter theory does not seem so outlandish after he produces a likely candidate and a witness whose testimony, though "terribly sullied," provides an abundance of plausible detail. Hurt builds a powerful case that Oswald did not kill the president or police officer J. D. Tippitt, and that he was the "patsy" he called himself shortly before Jack Ruby shot him to death. The prose is a bit breathless at timesHurt refers to the crime of the century, the autopsy of the century, etc.but after reading this book, few readers will doubt that the circumstances surrounding Kennedy's assassination remain among the mysteries of modern times, or that the components of that mystery are laid out with notable clarity here. Photos. January 27
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Except for confirmed Kennedy assassination freaks, most readers will approach yet another study of that killing with mixed feelings. In a well-researched work, as this appears to be, the story does not lose but gains in murkiness and contradiction. Hurt highlights problemsthe apparently flawed FBI investigation, the botched autopsy (with a glance at David Lifton's work, Best Evidence, LJ 4/1/81), the role of organized crime (see G. Robert Blakey and Richard Billings, The Plot To Kill the President , LJ 2/15/81), the role of the CIA, etc.and to that extent he helps. He claims to have found and interviewed at length a minor participant in the larger conspiracy and this claim may well set the issue off again. Thus, Hurt provides no new grand theories, but plenty of purportedly new evidence and intricate reasoning. Henry Steck, Political Science Dept., SUNY Coll. at Cortland
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book is a very good introduction to the topic of the JFK Assassination but is too dated to recommend. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JT
The first part of the book is terrific when he deals with the actual evidence. Very convincing that there was more then one shooter. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert Edward Dukes
that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the shooter of either John F. Kennedy or Officer Tippit as he was accused. Read morePublished 20 months ago by R. Hixson
I read this book as a young adult and never forgot its impact. I searched for it so that my husband could read it, too. Read morePublished 20 months ago by R. Sanchez
One of the most "user-friendly" books on the assassination I've ever read, and the best introduction to the subject for novices. Read morePublished 22 months ago by TLR
Anyone interested in the assissination of J F Kennedy should read this book. Many of us who lived through this event didn't believe the Warren Report put out by the government. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Jane Maddan
The Easterling episode is the Red Herring in this book-just not highly plausible. However, the chapter on the Tippett murder is where the author actually breaks new and significant... Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Chris P.
Henry Hurt's "Reasonable Doubt" is a very fine book that only suffers from the passage of time. Since the "JFK" movie, the JFK Records Collection Act, and the ARRB, many... Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by Vince Palamara