Predictably, we’ve got nostalgic photo books and studies of such marginal Kennedyana as his thumb-twiddling years in the Senate. But most readers still want a whodunit: According to a recent poll overseen by University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato, 75 percent of Americans are skeptical of the Warren Commission’s 1964 conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald did the shooting on his own lone-nut initiative. So even defenders of assassination orthodoxy are wise to make their books seem creepy-deepy. In Dallas 1963, a well-researched study of the crankish political environment into which JFK ventured on his last morning, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis speak of the ”swirling forces at work” — yet if Oswald shot the president, as they maintain, all this swirling obviously stirred up nothing more significant than bad vibes. B-
CONTEXT AND CAMELOT Dallas 1963 examines the political atmosphere on the day Kennedy was assassinated
Author: Steven L. Davis, Bill Minutaglio; Publisher: Twelve
Posted November 5 2013 — 12:00 AM EST
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