JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia: A Chronological History

JFK Oswald Cuba and the Mafia A Chronological History David Pratt a scholar with no taste for conspiracy theories read the WarrenCommission Report on the John F Kennedy assassination and assumedthat the facts had been examined thoroughly and that its

  • Title: JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia: A Chronological History
  • Author: David Pratt
  • ISBN: 9781927789216
  • Page: 260
  • Format: ebook
  • David Pratt, a scholar with no taste for conspiracy theories, read the WarrenCommission Report on the John F Kennedy assassination and assumedthat the facts had been examined thoroughly, and that its conclusion, thatLee Harvey Oswald acted alone, was unimpeachable.His first doubt surfaced in 1967 when he encountered Bertrand Russell sessay, 16 Questions about the AssassinDavid Pratt, a scholar with no taste for conspiracy theories, read the WarrenCommission Report on the John F Kennedy assassination and assumedthat the facts had been examined thoroughly, and that its conclusion, thatLee Harvey Oswald acted alone, was unimpeachable.His first doubt surfaced in 1967 when he encountered Bertrand Russell sessay, 16 Questions about the Assassination Pratt began scouring many ofthe hundreds of books on the topic, but they raised myriad questions.Who shot President Kennedy Did Oswald act alone or as one of a group Was he, as he claimed, a patsy What was the role of organized crime How did Jack Ruby manage the split second timing that allowed him tokill Oswald How to explain the many witnesses who died sudden andviolent deaths in the aftermath of the tragedy How trustworthy were thetwo government commissions, the Warren Commission of 1964 and theHouse Commission of 1978 As Pratt delved into the records, he noticed a gap in the literature theabsence of a work that simply presents the evidence and allows readers tomake up their own minds This short e book of 25,000 words fills that gap.It is a timeline of events, presenting only firmly established factual evidenceright up to the present Pratt s brief commentary appears at end His conclusions are likely to surprise

    One thought on “JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia: A Chronological History”

    1. A timeline is a useful thing but never innocent. The author was made uneasy by the "common characteristic" of all books on the assassination - that they "began with a conclusion, and then, like defense and prosecution attorneys, they presented the evidence that supported their position, and ignored, dismissed, downplayed, or endeavoured to discredit contrary evidence." What was needed, he decided, was a timeline in which "only factual evidence that is firmly established, or is accepted by assass [...]

    2. A time-line is a valuable and respected investigative tool. I was very impressed with the list of established facts that David Pratt elicited from the record. I have always been inclined to accept the findings of the Warren Commission. But because I know David Pratt is a serious scholar who does not indulge in conspiracy theories, I found his conclusions surprisingly convincing. I am very interested in the reaction of other knowledgeable people.

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