THE GARRISON ENQUIRY Truth and Consequences

Author: Joesten (Joachim)
Year: 1967
Publisher: Peter Dawnay/Tandem Books
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 200.00
Paperback. The facts that the newspapers refused to print. Was Clay Shaw guilty? The New Orleans District Attorney's enquiry into the assassination of President Kennedy burst into the headlines in February of 1967. The world at large, following the Warren Commission, believed that Lee Harvey Oswald had been the lone assassin, that the case was closed for all time, and that the dissenting voices were those of cranks with no significant new evidence to offer. Thus the news from New Orleans took the world unawares and before long newsmen from almost every country were converging on that city. They were soon, however, feeding back reports indicating that the whole thing was some kind of hoax and within less than a month the story had almost completely died. Such stories that were printed were all slanted towards discrediting the District Attorney, James Garrison. They were wrong. The Garrisson enquiry was anything but a hoax. The District Attorney, secure in the knowledge that he could not be removed from office, was undaunted by the opposition of both Washington and the news media. He calmly proceeded to obtain an indictment against Clay Shaw for conspiring to murder President Kennedy and as a result every conceivable effort was made to wreck his case and discredit him personally. This book is the story of the Garrison enquiry which the newspapers had not reported, the story of witnesses who fled for their lives and of others who lost their lives because they were not quick enough to flee. It is a story of moves and countermoves in one of the most dramatic episodes in American history, a story fraught with threats, bribes, treachery and false allegations. It is a story above all dominated by the shadowy form of the CIA whose hidden presence is manifested by the numerous lawyers in its pay who were attempting to block the enquiry. The author had already written 6 books on President Kennedy's assassination (5 published and one, at the time, unpublishable), and thus had an almost unique insight into the real meaning of every move in the drama. This book will hold its readers spellbound. For anyone wishing to understand the real significance of the Clay Shaw trial, it makes essential reading. 258pp. mass market p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp., several corners have been creased. Vg+ with minimal creasing to covers. Extremely Rare, particularly in this condition.


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