Monday, 01 September 2008 17:25

John Newman, Oswald and the CIA (re-issue)

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This remarkable book could never have been composed or even contemplated without the existence of the Assassination Records Review Board. No book takes us more into Oswald's workings with the intelligence community than this one. And his section on Mexico City is clearly one of the 5 or 6 greatest discoveries made in the wake of the ARRB, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 17:16

Jefferson Morley, Our Man in Mexico

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The best part of the book deals with Oswald's alleged visits to the Cuban consulate and Russian Embassy in Mexico City in the fall of 1963. This section of the work owes itself to the disclosures of the ARRB. More specifically to the Lopez Report and to John Newman's important book Oswald and the CIA, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:43

David Kaiser, The Road to Dallas

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The Road to Dallas is a methodically bad book. And as you read it you pick up on the method in its badness. And then at the end you comprehend the reason for it all, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:31

Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation

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It is not just well-written. In some places it rises to the level of extraordinarily well-written. Almost every chapter is well-planned and organized. And the book as a whole contains a completed aesthetic arc to it, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Monday, 01 September 2008 15:21

George Michael Evica, A Certain Arrogance

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Much of [his] material [on the Paines] is taken from the extraordinary work done on the couple by Carol Hewett, Barbara La Monica, and Steve Jones. As the author notes, this work is so potent that it was attacked by a big gun of the GOP, Thomas Mallon in his pathetic whitewash of a book, Mrs. Paine's Garage, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Saturday, 22 March 2008 22:27

Larry Hancock, Someone Would Have Talked

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Although there are some interesting and worthwhile aspects to this book, overall I found it really disappointing. It is ... unconvincing in its overall thesis, and uses questionable sources and witnesses to advance parts of its presentation, while leaving out more credible evidence that works against that particular presentation. It pains me to write like this, since I like Mr. Hancock and think he and his organization have done some good work, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Sunday, 13 August 2006 23:07

Joan Mellen, A Farewell To Justice

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The book was a huge disappointment for me. Reportedly, Mellen spent seven years on it and over 150, 000 dollars. So, quite naturally, like others, I was expecting at least a worthwhile effort. If it was not going to be definitive, it would now be at least the best book on Garrison. But that's not true, writes Jim DiEugenio.

Paris Flammonde, who spent years in radio and television production ... is part of a vanishing breed -- a cultured intellectual whose wit and intellect is reflected in his prose, writes Bill Davy.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 19:28

DiCaprio Buys Waldron – In More Ways Than One

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Jim DiEugenio on the announcement that George and Leonardo DiCaprio intend to make a film based Legacy of Secrecy.

Friday, 03 August 2007 17:57

Gerald McKnight, Breach of Trust

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Mark Lane wrote that the Warren Report dishonored "those who wrote it little more than those who praise it." This book makes you feel the sting of that dishonor more than any other book that I know. But, as with the best work in the field, it helps us transcend that shame with the beauty and power of pure understanding, writes Jim DiEugenio.

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