From Library Journal
Political scientist Melanson argues that Oswald was an agent provocateur working for U.S. intelligence. He bases his logically coherent arguments on an examination of Oswald's actions and associations from the 1950s through John Kennedy's assassination. The author succeeds in casting doubt on the official version of that event and in posing troubling, unanswered questions. But, as is often the case with works on this subject, some of Melanson's conclusions seem as implausible as the Warren Commission findings he disputes. Readers who are unfamiliar with previous assassination literature may find it difficult to follow the complicated events and large cast of characters. Nonetheless, the book will have an audience among those who believe there is still material to be mined in this quarry.- Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwest ern Louisiana, Lafayette
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