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The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald: A Comprehensive Photographic Record Hardcover – November 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The Penguin Books; 1st edition (November 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670858676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670858675
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Oswald is the subject of a number of recent books, but this is the first one that gives to his strange life the kind of photographic attention that has often been lavished on the Kennedy assassination itself-most notably by Groden in The Killing of a President. But although his labors must have been remarkable, and he has come up with dozens of pictures never seen before, it is difficult to see what this book hopes to accomplish. The text, except for a few curious emphases-Grodin spends much more space and detail on the killing of police officer J.D. Tippitt than on the assassination itself, and gives by far the longest and most detailed account ever of the efforts to save Oswald's life after he was shot by Ruby-adds little that is not already known. Often the pictures-of Oswald in Russia, in the marines, and arcana such as a shot of the Moscow hotel bath where he attempted suicide-seem to be included only because they were available, not because they shed light on his mysteries. And sometimes the captions talk about matters, or name people, not even mentioned in the text; at other times (the scenes in the garage before Ruby fired) they seem tendentious.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on November 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Unlike his previous photobook, The Killing of a President, which did not show much rare or unseen photos, this one actually does! No matter what people say, it is good that Groden put's these together in case people and even The "History" Channel forgets certain facts surrounding this case.

There are photos of Oswald (of course) during his early years and rare pics of him in the Marines. You find that for a loner, he get's photographed a lot and has known many people and has traveled much more than people twice his age! The other rare photos are of David Ferrie and his home. It seems to be hard to find all pics relating to his home or death. Groden wrote about his death (there was a pic of his brain), but death scene photos and autopsy photos would not have hurt.

Speaking of which, he did show Oswald autopsy photos from a different perspective which was good. As the years go by, the circumstances surround this case becomes stranger and more impossible to believe. The more death/autopsy photos shown, the more real it becomes. All in all, this is a must have and is a good collection - in case people want to lose these things...

For his next photo book, he should put together photos of all witnesses, their crimes scene/death photos, where they lived, where they died and any suspects along with police reports. That needs to be on the record as well. I was able to find some on the net, but not most. When you see their death photos, it shows you just how serious the matter was.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cecil Small on February 26, 2012
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Very valuable record, and narrative. These photos seem to be gradually disappearing from the internet, but,
thankfully, with this book handy, I can just scan them right back onto the internet; ensuring
their existence for perpetuity.

I believe that the truth is going to emerge on JFK, through an avalanche of internet knowledge,
networking, and research. People like Groden have recorded it all for us; now its up to the rest
of us to connect the dots.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Weldon on May 3, 2011
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Very good, very complete collection of information on Lee Harvey Oswald. I guess we will never know the whole truth, but this book is a great addition to information on the whole JFK shooting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TLR on August 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
No matter what you think of Robert Groden and his checkered career, and sometimes questionable claims, this coffee-table format book of rare photos is an essential addition to any JFK researcher's library.
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By Robert Seward on February 13, 2014
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I bought this book because of the author. He is a photography expert and Kennedy assassination researcher. I bought it for the pictures but the research was outstanding. I really like this book.
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