- Hardcover: 366 pages
- Publisher: Associated Press (January 1, 1964)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1299002005
- ISBN-13: 978-1299002005
- ASIN: B000F6Q4KO
- Package Dimensions: 10.7 x 6.9 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #291,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Warren Report: The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Hardcover – January 1, 1964
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President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, commonly called the Warren Commission, by Executive Order (E.O. 11130) on November 29, 1963. Its purpose was to investigate the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, at Dallas, Texas. President Johnson directed the Commission to evaluate matters relating to the assassination and the subsequent killing of the alleged assassin, and to report its findings and conclusions to him.
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The ‘Prologue’ by Tom Wicker says the shooting took place at “12:30 PM Central standard time” (p.v). [That was 1:30 pm EST.]. The rest of the ‘Prologue’ summarizes the events of November 22, 1963 that forever marks that day. The ‘Introduction’ attempts to provide an overall look at the events and the theories of the Warren Report critics. Harrison Salisbury mentions the attacks on other presidents (pp.xxi-xxii). The pattern differs for JFK; a rifle was used to let the assassin escape after the shots were fired. A pistol was used by the assassins who did not care if they were caught. Distant observers may have a more objective view (pp.xxiv-xxv). Salisbury never asks is the stories about Oswald (p.xxix) make him an agent provocateur, like Czolgosz (p.xxviii).
Anthony Lewis reports the assassination was the work of one man; there was no conspiracy (p.xxxi). Lewis says they traced Oswald’s purchase of the gun (p.xxxv) but never admits there were no records of any purchase of ammunition for this foreign rifle. James Reston admits “this report may not satisfy the historians” (p.xxxviii). The filmed events of that day provide records for future studies. No one person could process all that information until time had passed, and this explains the Anti-Warren Reports. The section with photographs are between pages 344 and 345; many are too small to see the details. What is the purpose of showing the back of a camera? After Oswald was rubbed out there was talk of a court of inquiry in Texas, or a grand jury investigation in Dallas. Instead the extralegal Warren Commission preempted them with a Presidential Commission that could only produce a report, never an indictment (p.5). Their conclusion was the story from the beginning: a lone gunman who was a misfit. Yet Oswald was married with children unlike Booth, Guiteau, or Czolgosz. His spotty employment record was not unusual for a young man who moved around.
The ‘Contents’ on page 11 contain an index to the topics contained in this book. Page 182 says the telescope was sighted for a moving target just like the President’s car. Coincidence or planning? The ‘Statements of Oswald’ on pages 167-169 show either a compulsive liar or someone telling a cover story. Years later a Voice Stress Analyzer test of Oswald’s tape recorded statements indicated he was telling the truth, or was insane (“The Assassination Tapes” by George O’Toole). The spurious identification cards showed skill at retouching negatives (p.527). What camera was used for this? Where would Oswald get a large-format camera?
There was a cover photograph on ‘LIFE’ magazine after the assassination. It showed what looked like Oswald at the front door when the first shot was fired - a perfect alibi. We were told then that it was a look-alike. Decades later David Wrone wrote his book “The Zapruder Film”. It has a photograph of that look-alike who was wearing a different shirt at the time. Wrone says two people were taking movies across from the Book Depository. Their films do not show Oswald of anybody else at the 6th floor southeast corner of the building. This refutes the Warren Report. If you’ve never heard of this its because of media censorship. After the reports of frontal shots J. Edgar Hoover claimed JFK was shot when he was heading towards the building. When the photographs were released showing JFK was passing by that building a new theory was created for the “lone gunman” solution.
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The ‘Prologue’ by Tom Wicker says the shooting took place at “12:30 PM Central standard time” (p.v). [That was 1:30 pm EST.].Read more
The ‘Prologue’ by Tom Wicker says the shooting took place at “12:30 PM Central standard time” (p.v).Read more