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The JFK Assassination Debates: Lone Gunman Versus Conspiracy

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Who killed JFK? Ever since that Dallas day, theories about the murder have proliferated, running the gamut from the official "lone gunman" verdict to both serious & screwy conspiracy theories. Kurtz, an historian who has plumbed this case's crevices for over 30 years, sums up & critiques four decades of debate, offering provocative new perspectives. He presents an ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published November 8th 2006 by University Press of Kansas (Lawrence) (first published 2006)
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FunkyPlaid
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
While my section of books on the murder of JFK could easily mark me as a conspiracy theorist - a term which Kurtz defends strongly with the delineation of every political murder of the past two centuries as being products of some sort of "conspiracy" - I primarily use the wide breadth of tomes as a method of trying to soberly assess the many ideas out there of just what happened on that world-shattering day in November 1963.

Kurtz has been my favorite of these authors, speaking on a subject to w
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Anthony
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012reads, crime, history
A well diverse book. Mr. Kurtz tries to straddle the fence post on the lone gunman vs multi-shooter conspiracy and almost pulls it off. It is appreciated that he tries to lay out evidence and explain the characters, especially the medical personel initially involved with the Presidents body, and how in one way a conspiracy was ever raised. This book lays out some of the initial red flags are major discrepencies. The big one was the above mentioned medical personel. It is explained how Dallas doc ...more
John
Aug 23, 2009 rated it liked it
I knew almost nothing about the JFK assassination story at all, so decided to get what I considered a good overview. This one succeeded in giving the conceded facts, as well as an analysis of the points in dispute, as well as a chapter each focusing on Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby - so far, so good. However, the final chapters on the CIA and organized crime were so packed with names, most of which were completely new to the reader, that it felt almost like part of a whole other story. Kurtz h ...more
Ron
Dec 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
One of the few questions that has endured more than "Who Shot JR?" is "Who Killed JFK?" I believe that in this volume, Michael Kurtz has responsibly handled the latter question with a mixture of academic objectivity and growing certainty in the conspiracy theory. This edition was written in 2006 and builds on the author's more than thirty years of study, researching, and interviewing that has left Kurtz increasingly leaning away from the LG stance.

The first seven chapters of the book seem to be
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Nancy
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite conspiracy topics. Enjoyed this book.
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