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A cruel and shocking act : the secret history of the Kennedy assassination, Philip Shenon

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A cruel and shocking act : the secret history of the Kennedy assassination
Title
A cruel and shocking act
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the secret history of the Kennedy assassination
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Philip Shenon
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eng
Summary
A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation. The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers. Though A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon shows how the commission's ten-month investigation was doomed to fail because the man leading it - Chief Justice Earl Warren - was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's book features some of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century-Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Chief Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, as well as the CIA's treacherous 'molehunter,' James Jesus Angleton. Based on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to the surviving commission staffers and many other key players, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched book will forever change the way we think about the Kennedy assassination and about the deeply flawed investigation that followed
Summary
Groundbreaking new history of the Kennedy assassination, investigative reporter and bestselling author Phil Shenon writes the ultimate inside account of what has become the most controversial murder investigation of the 20th century, the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based on groundbreaking research, deep reporting, and unprecedented access, the book is character driven, dialogue rich, with facts and incidents that will stun and surprise
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10226091
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UKMGB
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Shenon, Philip
Dewey number
973.922092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Oswald, Lee Harvey
  • United States
  • Conspiracies
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adult
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The secret history of the Kennedy assassination
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A cruel and shocking act : the secret history of the Kennedy assassination, Philip Shenon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
625 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408705339
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
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  • (Sirsi) 18304738
  • 18304738
Label
A cruel and shocking act : the secret history of the Kennedy assassination, Philip Shenon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
625 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408705339
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18304738
  • 18304738

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