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Let Justice Be Done: New Light on the Jim Garrison Investigation Paperback – May 12, 1999
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Oliver Stone's film JFK offered a Garrison (played by Kevin Costner) very dependant on Hollywood superhero conventions. The real Garrison was a flawed man who was nevertheless folkloric in his commitment to the truth of the Kennedy murder. In contrast to the work of his detractors, Davy's book avoids long-distance psychoanalysis of Garrison and sticks with hard, documentary evidence.
We now know that the FBI, CIA, and, much later, the House Select Committee of the US Congress took Garrison very seriously, believing he indeed "had something." Davy shows incontrovertibly that sectors of government authority worked hard not just to discredit Garrison's evidence, but to destroy him utterly.
We also know several key points, thanks to Davy. Among them is that Clay Shaw was a liar and a perjurer. He lied to his own attorney in open court when he was asked whether he ever worked for the CIA. He lied repeatedly and with great facility to journalists on the same question. Between 1948 and 1956, Shaw filed over 30 reports to the CIA, some of them containing what amounts to psychological profiles of foreign leaders.
Many argue that Shaw was an "unwitting" CIA agent. The published record simply doesn't support this. Shaw certainly knew he wasn't filing reports to the Rotary Club.Read more ›
Though I have always believed in Shaw's participation in the alleged conspiracy and supported the allegations of the late New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, I too would have to have voted to acquit based on the evidence presented at trial (which thanks to fellow reviewer Dave Reitzes, is available to anyone at www4.50megs.com/reitzes/shawtest.html). However, after reading Mr. Davy's book, I no longer have any doubt whatsoever in my mind that Clay Shaw was guilty as charged.
This book is by no means the definitive book on the Garrison probe. That book has yet to be written. What I would recommend is to first read James DiEugenio's "Destiny Betrayed," which is a far better summary of the actual investigative process, the assassination in general, Jim Garrison himself and the later aspects of the investigation (i.e. the HSCA) up until 1992. Then read this book.Read more ›
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Complete rehabilitation of Jim Garrison and later on, Oliver Stone and his movie, "JFK". Garrisons investigation was infiltrated and attacked by the FBI and CIA from the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by PsyOps
I'm shocked at the lengths to which the FBI, CIA, and major news outlets went in their effort to smear an honest investigation into the assassination of JFK. Dumbfounded. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Challacomb
I read this book more than a decade ago. It certainly didn't show up on Amazon back then. Mr. Davey needs to rewrite this book and re-release it. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Dennis R. Wilkins
Bill Davy's book came a few yeasr after his friend James DiEugenio's masterpiece: Destiny Betrayed : J.F.K., Cuba, and the Garrison Case. Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by JM
William Davy is to be commended for coming up with a great companion volume to James DiEugenio's "Destiny Betrayed" on the Garrison Case (and, to a lesser extent, Joan Mellen's new... Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by Vince Palamara
This scholarly, readable book is full of insight, surprises, newly uncovered facts, and the revelation of hidden connections between well-known facts. Read morePublished on September 2, 1999