On the Trail of the Assassins

Author: Jim Garrison

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781620872994

Category: History

Page: 360

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Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government? On March 1, 1967, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison shocked the world by arresting local businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to murder the president. His alleged co-conspirator, David Ferrie, had been found dead a few days before. Garrison charged that elements of the United States government, in particular the CIA, were behind the crime. From the beginning, his probe was virulently attacked in the media and violently denounced from Washington. His office was infiltrated and sabotaged, and witnesses disappeared and died strangely. Eventually, Shaw was acquitted after the briefest of jury deliberation and the only prosecution ever brought for the murder of President Kennedy was over. Returning to print for the first time in years, On the Trail of the Assassins—the primary source material for Oliver Stone’s hit film JFK—is Garrison’s own account of his investigations into the background of Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of President Kennedy, and his prosecution of Clay Shaw in the trial that followed.

Dallas 50 Years On: The Murder of John F. Kennedy

Author: Blaine Taylor

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3925


JFK had won the Presidency in 1960 by a razor thin majority, and his re-election campaign for 1964 was expected to be as close. He began it in November 1963 with a kick-off multi-city, four-day swing across the important state of Texas. It was going unexpectedly well when shots were fired into his triumphant motorcade in downtown Dallas that ripped history apart, changing it forever The assassination of American President John F. Kennedy in 1963 came at the very height of both the Cold War following the Second World War and the Pax Americana that was thought to exist at the war's conclusion in 1945. The United States and its allies possessed a far greater number of nuclear weapons than their Soviet adversaries, but the latter could unleash World War 3 and a nuclear Armageddon that would destroy them all. The sudden and totally unexpected murder in broad daylight in an American city of one of the most popular presidents in history was the murder mystery of the 20th century. The Cold War could have become hot and nuclear within minutes. The murderer had to be found and vital questions had to be answered quickly. Who did it, why and who ordered Kennedy's assassination? Was the deed part of a conspiracy: foreign, domestic or both? Were none of the these questions part of the bloody puzzle and was it entirely possible that only one man was responsible? The questions remain to this very day and Dallas Fifty Years On: The Murder of John F. Kennedy reveals sensational new evidence, eyewitness accounts and top secret documentation.

Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts

Author: Matthew Kieran,Dominic Lopes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415305160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 331

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A fascinating collection of articles looking for the first time at the connection between imagination and philosophy, and its impact on diverse forms of art.

The Up Stairs Lounge Arson

Author: Clayton Delery-Edwards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479531

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 6607


On June 24, 1973, a fire in a New Orleans gay bar killed 32 people. This still stands as the deadliest fire in the city's history. Though arson was suspected, and though the police identified a likely culprit, no arrest was ever made. Additionally, government and religious leaders who normally would have provided moral leadership at a time of crisis were either silent or were openly disdainful of the dead, most of whom were gay men. Based upon review of hundreds of primary and secondary sources, including contemporary news accounts, interviews with former patrons of the lounge, and the extensive documentary trail left behind by the criminal investigations, The Up Stairs Lounge Arson tells the story of who used to go to this bar, what happened on the day of the fire, what course the investigations took, why an arrest was never made, and what the lasting effects of the fire have been.

Requiem of the Fallen Part I

Author: G.H. Starks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469174162

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

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Written by G.H. Starks, Requiem of the Fallen: Light of Mantra, is an epic tale that follows the travels of a young warrior (Ralir), in a world dominated by the call of a soldiers duty and the shadow of his fathers greatness. When Mantras greatest defender, Shivalsa Nomrai (General of Mantras Grand Army and Father to Ralir) is infl icted with a mortal illness, Ralir becomes the reluctant successor to his legacy. Heir to an ancient family pact, Ralir and his father embark upon a spectacular and magical journey of revelation, betrayal, and redemption. Along the way Ralir encounters the ultimate evil (Wodahs) and is given the choice to turn his back on a soldiers duty and join Wodahs, or lose all he holds dear. Requiem of the Fallen: Light of Mantra, also follows the fi ght of a wondrous woman (Queen Patricia) to save her land, her child, her King, and her subjects from the will of Wodahs. Will Ralir and the Queen successfully fend off the onslaught of the ultimate evil and save their world or will they lose all to the approaching cataclysm?

Praise from a Future Generation

Author: John Kelin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 160940338X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 6094


Finely written and meticulously documented, this book describes how--very early on--a small group of ordinary citizens began extraordinary efforts to demonstrate that the JFK assassination could not have happened the way the government said it did. In time, their efforts had an enormous impact on public opinion, but this account concentrates on the months before the controversy caught fire, when people with skeptical viewpoints still saw themselves as lone voices. Material seldom seen by the public includes a suppressed photograph of the grassy knoll, an unpublished 1964 interview with an eyewitness, the earliest mention of the "magic bullet," and an analysis of the commotion surrounding New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's charge that anti-Castro CIA operatives were involved.

The Maximalist Novel

Author: Stefano Ercolino

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623564964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The Maximalist Novel sets out to define a new genre of contemporary fiction that developed in the United States from the early 1970s, and then gained popularity in Europe in the early twenty-first century. The maximalist novel has a very strong symbolic and morphological identity. Ercolino sets out ten particular elements which define and structure it as a complex literary form: length, an encyclopedic mode, dissonant chorality, diegetic exuberance, completeness, narrratorial omniscience, paranoid imagination, inter-semiocity, ethical commitment, and hybrid realism. These ten characteristics are common to all of the seven works that centre his discussion: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, and 2005 dopo Cristo by the Babette Factory. Though the ten features are not all present in the same way or form in every single text, they are all decisive in defining the genre of the maximalist novel, insofar as they are systematically co-present. Taken singularly, they can be easily found both in modernist and postmodern novels, which are not maximalist. Nevertheless, it is precisely their co-presence, as well as their reciprocal articulation, which make them fundamental in demarcating the maximalist novel as a genre.

The KLF

Author: John Higgs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022656X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 424


'By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise' BEN GOLDACRE. The strange tale of the death, life and legacy of the hugely successful band. They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn't say why. This is not just the story of The KLF. It is a book about Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave, the alchemical symbolism of Doctor Who and the special power of the number 23. Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology. Read by John Higgs (p) Orion Publishing Group 2018