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Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why

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That recent appraisal reflects a growing consensus that the Warren Commission largely failed in its duty to our nation. Echoing that sentiment, the Gallup organization has reported that 75 percent of Americans polled do not believe the Commission's major conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Gerald McKnight now gives profound substance to that view in th ...more
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by University Press of Kansas (first published September 12th 2005)
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Pete daPixie
Oct 09, 2014 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it
The Warren Commission has been the subject of a number of excellent books. Harold Weisberg declared it a 'whitewash' and Sylvia Meagher ripped it to shreds back in the '60's. Even the un-convinced Edward Jay Epstein wrote his 'Inquest'.
Gerald D. McKnight's 'Breach of Trust' published in 2005 must rank alongside these old standards. The author exposes not one conspiracy, but two. The one in Dallas, followed within hours by agencies of the U.S. government. "President Johnson, FBI director Hoover,
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Norman Nelson
Feb 11, 2015 Norman Nelson rated it it was amazing
"Breach of Trust" is a scholarly and insightful dismantling of the Warren Commission. McBride's research into the working papers of the Commission's members and staff provides stark testament to the unwillingness to reveal the truth of the assassination of President Kennedy, but rather to craft a barely plausible lie that would serve as the "official explanation."

The commission was controlled by Allen Dulles, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, who was fired by JFK following the
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Kenneth Barber
Sep 04, 2014 Kenneth Barber rated it it was amazing
This book deals with the Warren Commission report and it's short comings. The author contends that by the evening of November 22, Johnson, Hoover, and acting attorney general kattzenbach had already decided that Oswald would be sold to the public as the sole assasin and no conspiracy was involved.
By suday the FBI had already issued their report of the assasination with Oswald as the only shooter. The warren commission followed the FBI report and excluded all evidence or shaped it to fit this co
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Jess
Dec 04, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it
The suggestions made by McKnight in the final chapter were surprising and, unfortunately, entirely plausible.
AC
Nov 11, 2008 AC rated it it was amazing
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It is well known that anyone who takes an interest in the assassinations of John and Robert F. Kennedy must be something of a crank, since most sane people "don't go in for conspiracies". I agree with this sentiment entirely. Most of the books written on these topics are wild, speculative, unreliable -- and give a bad odor to the entire topic.

This particular book is one of the few scholarly treatments of the Warren Commission -- and though somewhat dense and plodding, it is thorough -- exhaustiv
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Van
Feb 05, 2014 Van rated it really liked it
A sober and thorough enough account. You should read this one book out of the many books on the assassination of President Kennedy.
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