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Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, Revised and Updated Edition.


Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, Revised and Updated Edition

Jim Marrs

Basic Books


612 pages



The case that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and then was killed by a mentally unstable Jack Ruby is still not wholly accepted 50 years later. This book makes a comprehensive argument for alternative explanations, and is divided into three main parts: The Kill Zone; Means, Motives, and Opportunities; and The Aftermath. Attention is given to other possible conspirators, including the Russians, Cubans, mobsters, CIA agents, G-Men, rednecks, oilmen and the military. Evidence from a variety of places, such as Dealey Plaza and Parkland Memorial Hospital, is also considered, along with the investigations of the Warren Commission, the Garrison investigation, and the Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB). Originally published in 1989, updates to this revised version include the results of computer analysis of both the Zapruder film and the photograph of a man standing in front of the Texas School Book Depository. This, along with the confessions of four former soldiers of their participation in the assassination, and the sudden loss of power and phone service at the book depository adds to the evidence of a conspiracy. The introduction to the revised edition also notes the inclusion of more detailed background information on some of the other possible conspirators, along with the investigations of government bodies.

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