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Enemy of the Truth, Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination Paperback – November 5, 2012
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If you're a newly interested person in the JFK assassination or a seasoned researcher, _Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination_ by Sherry Fiester is a must-have addition to your personal library. This is no ordinary book. Fiester, a retired, Certified Senior Crime-Scene Analyst with over 25 years of experience, has been court-certified as an expert in Crime Scene Investigation, Crime Scene Reconstruction, and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. In other words, she's a master of this field, the perfect person to write this book.
Fiester wrote for the novice, making her words attainable to anyone who reads them; you don't need to know anything about the JFK assassination to understand this book, making it the perfect "first book" on the assassination investigation. Fiester goes to great lengths to break down complicated analysis & crime scene investigation techniques, and she does so using today's state-of-the-arts tools, many of which (having not been available in 1963) shed new light on the murder investigation. She guides the reader step-by-step through the labyrinth of misinformation that has sprouted from the quagmire of rumor, speculation, conjecture, intentional false trails, and mishandled evidence in the assassination of our President. And she does it all in search of The Truth, not in search of self-gain.
The book is organized into eight chapters, each broken down into subsections making topics easy to locate. A handy "Table of Figures" follows the "Table of Contents."
The first chapter deals with the Dallas Police Department's collection of the evidence. Anyone well versed in the JFK assassination milieu knows that this one area alone has eaten up thousands upon thousands of hours of discussion in newsgroups and perhaps millions of combined hours in individual research endeavors. Fiester expertly makes sense of it in 57 pages.
A hotly debated issue gets tackled in Chapter Two-- the witnesses. Fiester takes on a topic never adequately covered before by any expert in the JFK assassination-- what the witnesses heard and saw, and most-importantly--why. This Chapter along with Chapter Four (dealing with witness perceptions as opposed to fact) encompasses a fascinating topic, one that could (I think) survive it's own book-length examination: Perception vs Reality.
Chapter Three covers the exhaustive authentication of Zapruder film frame 313 & the use of it in blood spatter analysis. Here, the reader can choose to "believe in" & cling to preconceived ideas or trust in & comprehend the science of the authentication process.
The final four chapters of the book delve into the forensics evidence of "the head shot." No other issue in the JFK assassination has been so rabidly debated or vociferously contested. Fiester's book is revolutionary in that not only does it address the topic, but also it does so in a way that is attainable to the every-day reader. In other words, you don't need to be a forensics expert or a medical professional to understand what Fiester is describing with skull fractures or trajectories. You won't need a degree from MIT to understand the proof Fiester expertly exhibits.
What Sherry Fiester proves in this book transforms the JFK assassination investigation forever. Indeed, this book should provide the needed impetus for our government to re-examine the evidence in this cold case via today's standards as opposed to the antiquated methodology applied in 1963.
Fifty years is long enough to not know the truth. Get _Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination_ by Sherry Fiester and learn just what that truth of this assassination really looks like.
At a minimum Fiester must acknowledge that J. Edgar Hoover himself admitted to "printing errors" that caused frames to be out of sequence. Coming down Houston the Zapruder film has the limo jumping onto Elm. The FBI admitted that at that point frames were excised. Eyewitnesses say the limo veered almost out of control. Did a shot get fired off at this point? It was after all the logical position for a sniper to take a shot if that sniper was positioned in the place the Warren Commission put Oswald.
Perhaps the blood spatter cone that Fiester seems to see in the Zapruder film does support her conclusions. But if so, the Zapruder film is incomplete in this crucial area. Although the blood spray may have disappeared as quickly as she claims, Doug Horne's research supports alterations and clipping have removed frames and added fraudulent content. The book is still worthy reading but like all Mary Ferrell Foundation* favorites, be cautious.
*Mary Ferrell was a secretary to a political official in Dallas who is suspected of involvement in the assassination. For reasons Mary could not and the Foundation still cannot fully explain, Mary ran a JFK assassination information clearinghouse of sorts. The "Mary Ferrell Foundation" continues to guard a hen house of information for which they want a lot of money in exchange for access. Fortunately the internet has busted the grip Mary and her gang had on most of the information. Whether or not Mary Ferrell and the subsequent foundation are legitimate guards or foxes guarding the hen house remains to be seen. The only authors that cozy up to the Mary Farrell Foundation are those that have trouble selling their research through traditional channels or they have been bit by the foundation and are twice shy.
techniques that should have been used, what they could have found, and what can still be gleaned today from more modern methods. This book is clearly written, easy to read and understand, and is the best I have found on this subject.
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She is very brave women.
I think she is not a liar,not a fabricator just like almost assassination...Read more