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'They'Ve Killed the President!': The Search for the Murderers of John F. Kennedy Paperback – March, 1976


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  • Paperback: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (March 1976)
  • ISBN-10: 0553025252
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553025255
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,338,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Watson on March 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
Why "Appointment In Dallas" was put back into print in the wake of Oliver Stone's film "JFK" and this wasn't is a mystery that demands investigation, for this is one of the best books on the JFK assassination ever written. It gets a less than perfect rating because author Robert Sam Anson spends several chapters speculating on the possible involvement of the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, pro-Castro Cubans and anti-Castro Cubans, which is interesting but, until the case is officially reopened, only a secondary-at-best issue; and because he really misses the boat in his interpretation of some photos of a man who is supposed to be Lee Harvey Oswald but, admittedly, isn't. According to Anson, the Warren Commission said they were taken in Russia, and he accepts this, even though they are all backgroundless headshots, and construes them as being evidence that the real Oswald never went to Russia. Read closely and you'll see where Anson admits that there are photos of the real Oswald clearly taken in Russia, which destroys that theory. The good stuff here, though, is Anson analyzing the evidence, from eyewitness testimony to the autopsy photos and reports to the ballistics to the famous Zapruder film. Fascinating reading here, especially where he compares Warren Report passages and their "footnotes" to what is actually said at the referenced material in the "Hearings" volumes. According to Anson, one such note indicates an exhibit that never existed! His own sources, however, are meticulously documented. If you are new to the world of JFK assassination research, then try to find a copy of this book, for it is the definitive primer. Bantam, please bring this back out, I beg you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liberty Blacksmith on October 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent work on the JFK assassination, although written before the House Select Committee on Assassinations opened new materials for the researcher.

The writing is top-notch, moves right along and provides many tid bits of information missing from other books. The position of witnessess diagram in the frontpiece is worth the price of the book.

The author, Anson, makes reference to other works which should be consulted, giving credit where credit is due. He also names the Sheriff Deputies who remain nameless in other books, and provides copious footnotes at the botton of the page and citations in the back of the book.

He correctly identifies the major short comings of the Warren Commission, that they were busy men, and that the Commission relied soley on other agencies for the detective work, notably the FBI. They employed way too many lawyers and no investigators of their own.

The book explores the mob mania over the loss of Cuba but correctly realizes they didn't have the power to manage the cover up, only the government had that. The CIA had the means, motive, experience and disposition to make the hit and cover it up with patsy, Lee Harvey Oswald.

This work does get into the mob connections of Ruby, RFK's war on the mob, the "Nevada Project" and how it died with JFK's death.

It mentions in passing the strange death of witnesses, especially those who did not agree with the lone assassin theory, and provides interesting questions such as how did the Dallas Police Department have a description of LHO on the police radio shortly after the killing, when he was only one of 13 employees who were "missing" afterwards.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TLR on July 28, 2013
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One of the first books I read about the JFK assassination, and a very good introduction. An executive producer for public television station WNET in New York, Anson joined Time as a correspondent in 1967, and worked there for six years. He covered the war in Southeast Asia, and in 1970 while on assignment in Cambodia was taken as prisoner of war by North Vietnamese troops and Cambodian guerrillas. "The fatal flaw in the Warren Commission's investigation is that they proceeded backward. They took a single suspect, who had neither the motive nor the means nor the opportunity, and constructed the facts in a fashion so that it seemed he did. This does not mean that the members of the Warren Commission were less than honorable men, or that they were accomplices in the conspiracy, or even that they actively sought to cover up the crime. They were none of these...They were just wrong....A barrier to understanding the Kennedy case is the commonly held assumption that although the President was murdered, his policies continued....Events did turn in Dallas. The promising rapprochement of Castro, which was beginning to take on substance the last months of Kennedy's life, was terminated by his death." "The plot did not succeed entirely...What the conspirators had not counted on was a Presidential commission...finding Oswald alone guilty...it snatched away the final reward of the conspiracy: the invasion of Cuba."
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Overall I do really like Anson's book. It presents a great overview of many documented facts relating to the assassination and the WC. It is entertaining and well written: the flow of the text is good and it doesn't bog down in a lot minutia relating to personal hypothesis like other similar books.

I was a bit dismayed at the glibness of the Garrison chapter. It seemed to follow a different template. All condemnations of Garrison's case were based on hearsay or prior hatchet jobs (like Sheridan's laughably unfounded NBC TV doc). No refutation of Garrison's case SPECIFICS are ever mentioned. No evidence proving Clay Shaw was innocent is ever presented. Anson's justification for Shaw's innocence is: "Shaw didn't seem the type to commit murder." Really, Robert? That's the best you can do? Unfortunately this chapter reeks of pencil envy...when a writer finds himself either too lazy or to late to a story, they merely hop on the bandwagon and recite the same mantra as another writer who actually did the research. In Garrison's case, NO ONE wanted him to succeed. If he had, then all their hard work would be for naught. This behavior , in my opinion, is the reason the assassination has always been a quagmire. If researchers spent half the time they do fighting and trying to nurse their egos, in actually collaborating with each other with open minds, the case would be solved. A shame. Sorry for ranting, but this chapter is really irresponsibly written. There are plenty of books with documented citations of the evidence in the Shaw case. One has to actually READ them, however. Just because certain facts weren't judged worthy through a winning verdict, doesn't mean they don't exist and shouldn't be impartially considered.
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