- Paperback: 420 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1460979370
- ISBN-13: 978-1460979372
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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The Girl on the Stairs: My Search For A Missing Witness To The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy Paperback – March 13, 2011
About the Author
With a degree in journalism and communications, Barry Ernest honed his skills as an investigative reporter and features writer at newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. It was a tip from a friend in 1967 that started Mr. Ernest looking for answers to the John Kennedy assassination. The result of those lengthy efforts is THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS. His study of this subject over the years has led him to the witnesses of Dallas as well as the documents of the National Archives. He has appeared on numerous radio talk shows and, ironically enough, has been featured in countless newspaper interviews. He also provided research and investigative services for several noted authors on the assassination, including David Lifton, Penn Jones Jr., and Harold Weisberg, the latter considered to have been the leading authority on this case. Mr. Ernest now lives with his wife in Harrisburg, Pa., where he continues to research, write, and maintain his blog while answering the many questions he is asked about the assassination and its missing witness.
Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Ernest's persistence, perseverance and steadfast determination to the 30+ year endeavor to find Ms. Adams and provide facts regarding JFK's assasination not previously available is an excellent example of what one can accomplish when committed to a meaningful purpose. The questions raised are certainly worthy of consideration.
Reading this book is a must for anyone interested in understanding the events as they occurred on and subsequent to Novemeber 22, 1963.
It's an easy read despite the depth of the material covered, and makes for a great review of the reasons why we should suspect the Warren Commission and its faulty conclusions.
The author traces his early research into the subject of JFK's assassination, follows that through his time in the Navy, and up to the modern day. He is one of the few people to actually have seen JFK's official Death Certificate, held the supposed murder weapon, and spent time in the National Archives watching the Zapruder film years before it was seen on TV.
He covers facts such as Oswald's movements the day of the assassination, certain confusing witness testimony, and uncalled witnesses. He traces the story of Victoria Adams who watched the motorcade from the fourth floor of the Book Depository. She and a friend then went down the same set of creaky, rickety stairs Oswald was supposed to have used to get to the Second floor, just in time to meet Mr. Truly, Oswald's supervisor and a Dallas Police Officer in the staff lunch room.
Victoria Adams claims she never saw or heard anyone else on the stairs, and the only corroborating witness to her story was never called or interviewed by the Warren Commission, even though they were well aware of her existence.
There's some great new information and testimony in this book also! Thanks to the author's research efforts, you will get to read first hand what Victoria Adams saw and heard that day in Dallas. I would definitely recommend you read this great book which is fully annotated with footnotes and references. It's a great quick reference to some of the more interesting aspects of the case.
to the conspirators suppressing, ignoring, fabricating, altering, or
destroying all the important evidence. This excellent account of Barry
Ernest's search for 4th floor (of Texas School Book Depository) witness
Victoria Adams brings forth another facet in the handling of the evidence
used to convict Oswald.
The Warren Commission working with the FBI was not able to ignore the
testimony, but according to Mr. Ernest, the WC discounted her testimony
stating that it was not critical in establishing the case against LHO.
In addition, Mr. Ernest was also able to establish the WC's fabrication
of Ms. Adam's meeting with Shelley and Lovelady as she was leaving the
TSBD shortly after the assassination. Ernest writes "that the Shelley/Lovelady
encounter was the crux used by Belin--and ultimately the Warren Commission--
to discredit Ms. Adams."
Although Ernest's account of Ms. Adam's importance as a TSBD witness is
certainly valuable to the research community, I found his revelations
from his early research years even more fascinating. His interviews with
Roger Craig and Sheriff Decker form corroborative ties to other research
indicating that Craig was being harrassed due to his witnessing several
extremely important events on the day of the assassination. Standing alone,
Craig's testimony was sufficient to establish LHO's innocence in both the
Tippit murder and JFK's assassination.
Craig and two other officers identified the weapon they found on the 6th fl
and purportedly used to murder JFK as a 7.65 Mauser, not a 6.5 Mannlicher
Carcano.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable uplifting book which chronicles this investigative reporter's 35 year search to find and interview Vicki Adams for her true testimony as a witness to the JFK... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Russ
A life time search for an important witness to JFK assassination. Theme of Book - There is only one staircase coming down from the six floor of the Depository and this girl was... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dave Stewart
Sums up another account not recorded during the Warren Commission. Concerns the event inside the book depository stairwell from the 6th floor.Published 19 months ago by J. latsch
This is a very interesting book, if you are interested in all theories re: JFK Assassination. A very fast read.Published on February 9, 2014 by NENE