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Six stars if I could
on July 18, 2013
If Amazon permitted a 6th star this book would deserve it for two reasons . The first being that , unlike a slew of sensational " final complete solution to the JFK assassination " ripoffs already published , with more surely to follow in this 50th anniversary year ,the author actually does present new , important and BELIEVABLE evidence on the assassination . Succinctly put , he located and interviewed a key witness whose testimony had been " creatively rewritten " when published by the Warren Commission .Ms. Victoria Adams was employed on the 4th Floor of the Texas School Book Depository on Nov. 22 1963 . Immediately after seeing JFK's car dash off , she hurried down the stairs to find out what had happened . Neither she nor her companion saw or heard anyone else on those stairs that Oswald would have had to use at the same time to reach the lunchroom where Police Officer Baker found him within 90 seconds of the last shot was fired .Therefore , Oswald could not have been a 6th Floor shooter .
The second , and I believe equally important justification , would be the truly superb narrative form used . While there surely more exhaustive treatments of the assassination available , they frequently exhausting as well. Mr. Ernest tells the story by telling us his own personal story of growth from an obsessed naive youngster making sometimes comical attempts at being an investigator to a mature man who , while never fully abandoning the quest was a real life husband and father living a real world life . The story is told with humility and charm , two qualities often sadly lacking in other assassination writings . There is none of the shrill , off-putting , self righteous , judgmental posing that often stains writing in this area . Mr. Ernest has produced a book that is both historically important and a damn good warm read , an all too rare commodity . Bravo !