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Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth

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Edward Jay Epstein was an early critic of the Warren Commission. His book, Inquest: The Warren Commission & the Establishment of Truth, accepts that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy. However, he's not convinced by the single-bullet theory & believes there's evidence to suggest that more than one gunman was involved.
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 29th 1966 by Viking Press (NY) (first published 1966)
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Pete daPixie
Edward Jay Epstein is almost as much of an enigma to me as Lee Harvey Oswald. My copy of 'Inquest' is from 1966 and joins Weisberg's 'Whitewash' and Lane's 'Rush to Judgement' as the earliest publication in my JFK assassination book shelf.
Unlike Weisberg and Lane, Epstein, in his probe for the establishment of truth exposes the Warren/FBI forest but fails to see any trees. We may allow for the early date of his thesis, yet two decades later in a Wall Street Journal essay Epstein remains a lone-n
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Erik Graff
Feb 26, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JFK assassination fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: history
There is a whole range of books, hundreds of them, about the Kennedy assassination, very few now supporting the Warren Commission as being either thorough or forthcoming. Epstein is one of the moderates. He accepts many of the Commission's central claims, most particularly that Oswald participated in the shooting of President Kennedy. He does not, however, accept the magic bullet nonsense nor that Oswald was a lone, crazy murderer.

This book was written only two years after the events it describe
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Fredrick Danysh
While the Warren Commission Report into the runs to several volumes, the author boils the input and findings to down to two hundred pages. One quarter of this is two appendices containing FBI reports.
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Edward Jay Epstein (born 1935) is an American investigative journalist and a former political science professor at Harvard, UCLA, and MIT. While a graduate student at Cornell University in 1966, he published the book Inquest, an influential critique of the Warren Commission probe into the John F. Kennedy assassination. Epstein wrote two other books about the Kennedy assassination, eventually colle ...more
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