- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Open Court (August 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780812694222
- ISBN-13: 978-0812694222
- ASIN: 0812694228
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know Now that We Didn't Know Then Paperback – August, 2000
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A compendium of recent thought and discovery about the Kennedy assassination, this volume makes a case for official malfeasance and against the "lone gunman" explanation. Fetzer (Assassination Science), a professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, sets the tone for an in-depth revisionist history in his prologue, in which he makes note of what he views as 16 "smoking guns" in the Warren Report and questions the veracity of the JFK autopsy photographs and tissue samples, and even the Zapruder film. Most contributors explore these topics in detail, aided by Ira Wood's precisely detailed "November 22, 1963: A Chronology." In provocative essays, Douglas Weldon explores tangled vehicle-related evidence that he concludes indicates that JFK was shot through the throat from in front of the car rather than from behind; Vincent Palamara names several Secret Service agents who he believes may have been compromised; and Fetzer discusses the little-seen "Assassination File" of former Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry. Also included is Bertrand Russell's acid 1964 assessment of what he viewed as a nascent coverup. With much discussion of alleged manipulation of forensic and photographic evidence, the book's overall focus is primarily technical, on what the contributors see as the wealth of evidence of a multiple-shooter assassination, with likely complicity of the Secret Service and other government agencies. This coolly angry dismantling of the theories of the Warren commission and lone-gunman supporters like Gerald Posner will be fodder for conspiracy theorists.
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A rich and fresh collection of fascinating and darkly compelling revelations, demonstrating beyond any doubt the existence of conspiracy and cover-up behind the JFK assassination.
--Michael Parenti, author of History as Mystery
No jury would have convicted Lee Harvey Oswald in the face of the arguments set forth in this excellent volume. Murder in Dealey Plaza masterfully exposes the fallacies of the Warren Commission Report through objective, incontrovertible, medical, scientific, and investigative analyses of both old and new evidence. The conclusions are as solid as the credentials and research experience of the contributing authors. It is time that the truth in the JFK assassination be revealed and that Unites States history be rewritten.
--Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D.; Past President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Murder in Dealey Plaza is a deeply disturbing book which documents the deceit and deception that marked the government's handling of the evidence in the Kennedy assassination. The authors, all highly skilled professionals, describe the cover-up, from the falsification of the autopsy results to the alteration of the Zapruder film. Anyone who reads this work will be appalled by the systematic distortion of the truth-that JFK died as the result of a conspiracy-by certain officials of the U.S. government.
--Michael L. Kurtz, author of Crime of the Century
Fetzer and his team of experts uncover so many smoking guns that it's impossible not to spot the fire that the Warren Commission and Gerald Posner have tried hard to deny. A thought-provoking and disturbingly compelling sequel to Assassination Science.
--Kerry Walters, Gettysburg College
Fetzer has assembled tense, suspenseful essays on our government's perfidious efforts to conceal a conspiracy behind the assassination of President Kennedy. Two brains examined, photographs missing, X-rays altered, notes and reports burned, drawings fabricated. The account of JFK's autopsy is more shocking than the story of Jekyll and Hyde.
--Stewart Galanor, author of Cover-Up
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My only gripe is that the first copy I got had two scratches (box cutter marks) on the face and a tear in the back cover. I returned it. The replacement book had the same two cuts/scratches (box cutter marks) on the face. I almost returned it but decided to live with it, but was surprised that a FBA book by Amazon was not in new condition on arrival (twice). I suggest that the author check into this and I can provide a scanned image of the 2nd one if he would like to see what I am describing.
Anyway, a fluke I hope and I still highly recommend this book to all interested readers.
I wish I had read this when it was first published. The art of critical thinking at it's best, if you have an open mind and are willing to follow the evidence and data. Completely applicable for even today's current events.
For the author, the only hypothesis withstanding the impact of these new findings is that of a large-scale conspiracy, a coup d'Etat by Lyndon Johnson, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the intelligence community and the military industrial complex, because `neither the Mafia, pro- or contra Cubans, or the KGB could have extended their reach into Bethseda Naval Hospital to fabricate X-rays, substitute another brain of that of JFK, or subject the Zapruder film to extensive alteration in order to mislead and confuse further investigations and to impose a permanent falsification of history.'
He makes the hypothesis that Lee Harvey Oswald was all alone responsible for the death of JFK completely ridiculous.
He shows the baffling cowardice of the professional historians, who are afraid of research into one of the most important events in world history given its national and international consequences, and depicts the guild of journalists as the `most amateur of professions'.
All in all, J. Fetzer's book brushes a very bleak picture of a country run by its intelligence agencies, which accept democracy only if the outcome of `free' elections corresponds to their particular interests.
A must read for all those interested in the past, the present and the future of mankind.
This and Fetzer's previous work Assassination Science are MUST READING for all Americans (who can read). Having read dozens of books on the subject over the past 15 years, this latest work is by far the most outstanding. Logical, concise and well-written. The puzzle pieces continue to fall into place. Although all the pieces will never be found, enough have been put together to see the picture quite clearly.