I quite enjoyed this scholarly (and not overwrought) look at the JFK assassination. Authors Rinnovatore and Allan Eaglesham pay obvious homage to authors David Lifton ("Best Evidence") and Doug Horne ("Inside the ARRB"). In fact, this fine volume serves as a kind of "cliff notes" version of those two books...but this is not all just a rehash. Definitely for the novice but even for the expert, "The JFK Assassination Revisited" is a smart buy. Excellent.
Author Robin Ramsay is to be commended for writing such a cogent and well written treatise on the JFK assassination that I found to be quite illuminating and informative. What's more, this book appeals to the novice (for its brevity) and the expert (for some nice surprises). Get this asap!
This review is from: Target Lancer (Nathan Heller Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
Author Max Allan Collins is to be commended for pulling together a very well written and entertaining "factional" look at the JFK assassination via the documented aborted attempt on his life that was planned for Chicago a few shorts weeks before 11/22/63 ("faction" is a term used for fiction writers using quite a bit of documented facts to weave their story). I am honored that Max chose to use my work as one of the (many) sources, as well as the heroic tale of former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden (as "Eben Boldt"). Five stars!
Although (as with Mark Lane's great book with a similar name) certainly NOT "the last word" on the JFK assassination, this over 2-and-a-half hour, two-part DVD is an essential, fabulous and informative production, even with some warts and all included. The first part of the DVD is a 1992 production that was once only available on VHS (and was long out of stock). Although a few items in this 90-minute documentary are debatable and/ or discredited, the LARGE majority of this presentation is a very well done and essential must-have for any student of the JFK assassination, in general, and the Jim Garrison case, in particular (not to nitpick with the minor "problems" with this part of the documentary, which I fondly recall from over 20 years ago in its tape-only rendition: the production values are excellent- rare photos, videos, films and eyewitness commentary galore). Jim Garrison, Lou Ivon, Bill Alford, F. Irvin Dymond, Judge Haggerty, Mark Lane, Harold Weisberg, Steve Jaffe, and a host of others grace this part...bravo!
The second part of this DVD is the 1/31/14 webcast panel discussion with authors Joan Mellen, Jim Marrs, and Dick Russell, narrated by John Barbour, the producer and narrator of the 1992 documentary. While excellent and thought provoking, the one hour given to this panel could have (and should have) been much longer; I wanted more, more, more! Inevitably, that is WHY there never will be a final word on the assassination- time constraints and interruptions are ever present (as an aside, someone needs to write the mother of all conspiracy books and outdo Bugliosi and the Warren Commission via a nuts-and-bolts, everything-AND-the-kitchen-sink look at the case: ALL the evidence of conspiracy in unabbreviated form, etc., but I digress)..
In summation, this is a very fine production that John Barbour and company should feel mighty proud of, fully deserving a five star rating. Get this asap! What are you waiting for?