The Day Kennedy Was Shot PDF Ý The Day Epub /

The Day Kennedy Was Shot PDF Ý The Day  Epub / A minute by minute narrative account of President John F Kennedy s assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November ,Author Jim Bishop s trademark hour by hour suspenseful storytelling drives this account of an unforgettable day in American history His retelling tracks all of the major and minor characters JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Jackie, and illuminating a human drama that many readers believe they know we Since it was written in 1967, the author assumes a single person was involved in the assassination He isconcerned with what happened that day rather than who the perpetrator is.I found at least one quaint reference, both in this book and the one by William Manchester, the reference to Negro when talking about an African American.The book is, also like Manchester s, filled with fascinating detail about all the people involved in that day Particularly helpful is the last chapter where Bi Since it was written in 1967, the author assumes a single person was involved in the assassination He isconcerned with what happened that day rather than who the perpetrator is.I found at least one quaint reference, both in this book and the one by William Manchester, the reference to Negro when talking about an African American.The book is, also like Manchester s, filled with fascinating detail about all the people involved in that day Particularly helpful is the last chapter where Bishop gives his opinion about some of the people closely related to the killing and investigation.I may addto this review as I think of things If I didn t disagree with the blanket assertion this book makes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or, for that matter, even ACTED on that day, I would have given this book a higher rating It s a great hour by hour account, even though I don t believe that much of it is true. I purchased this book to add to my JFK Assassination library shelf The publication date, in 1968, places Jim Bishop s The Day Kennedy Was Shot in the first dozen books in this genre, after the Warren Report It s closest relative must be the historically flawed The Death of a President from William Manchester Although Bishop, like Manchester, follows the absurdities of Arlen Specter and the conclusions of the President s Commission, that Oswald acted alone etc., I found this book, with I purchased this book to add to my JFK Assassination library shelf The publication date, in 1968, places Jim Bishop s The Day Kennedy Was Shot in the first dozen books in this genre, after the Warren Report It s closest relative must be the historically flawed The Death of a President from William Manchester Although Bishop, like Manchester, follows the absurdities of Arlen Specter and the conclusions of the President s Commission, that Oswald acted alone etc., I found this book, with it s hour by hour format, to befactually accurate than Manchester s work I have even found new pieces of information in this book that I have not come across before However, the factual flaws are many, and proves that like everyone, this author did not fully study the twenty six volumes of depositions, testimonies and reports etc., from Earl Warren s Commission.The Dallas Police had cancelled all leaves for the motorcade through Dallas Not true.Roy Kellerman was head of the Dallas Secret Service Office Not true, Forrest Sorrels.When Bishop lists the occupants of the motorcade s pilot car he fails to include George Whitmeyer, commander of Dallas Army Intell unit The President of the U.S.,feeling the tiny grains hit his face, began to lift both hands upward in fright How could Bishop write this Did he have access to the Zapruder film The bullet went through the clothing between the bottom of the neck and the right shoulder The only president that had the neck of a giraffe was Gerald Ford 5 inches below the top of shirt collar 1 inch to the right of spine Try it yourself, if you find your neck, see your doctor With the hole in his throat breathing as he breathed, it is doubtful that he could have uttered an articulate sound I couldn t agreeSo why does Bishop ignore Roy Kellerman s statements to Sibert O Neil and his W.C testimony that JFK said I ve been hitget me to a hospital Something that no other limo occupant heard, and the president could not have uttered with a bullet through his larynx Officer B.J Martin was sickened He had been riding left front of the limo No DPD cycle escort was at the front of JFK s limo.Officer J.D Tippit was not named John Nor Jefferson Davis or any other combination He was simply J.D Most doctors who saw Kennedy s head wound thought that it came from the rear As far as doctors at Parkland were concerned, the 5mm throat wound was one of entry, and the head wound at back right of JFK s skull was never described as at autopsy, nor did autopsy photographs show what was witnessed at Parkland It was standing upright between two triple rows of cartons, squeezed tight Referring to the rifle discovered Mauser Mannlicher Carcano, photographs show it laying horizontally, part underneath boxes, between rows Not easy to stash and run down four flights of stairs, unseen, to meet Officer Baker in first floor lunch room.Bishop s list of Bethesda autopsy personnel is incorrect and incomplete There was a ragged wound in the neck, obviously a tracheostomy Not obvious to the untrained monkeys at Bethesda in charge of the autopsy I have never understood why this was not clarified by Admiral George Burkley, who was in attendance at Parkland and Bethesda There is evidence that a bullet was removed from JFK s body at autopsy, that Burkley turned it over to the FBI and that Burkley received a receipt for it The Treasury Dept still has the receipt but the bullet hasn t been seen since What had appeared to be a surgical incision was proved to be an exit wound When JFK s autopsy was finished Humes learned the throat wound, that he surmised had been caused by a piece of skull bone, was in fact a tracheostomy, cut through a bullet wound that Dr.Perry in Dallas described as a wound of entry.So, apart from the bending over backwards to accommodate the official government fictions, this book has a historical place, is well written and for it s day holds an interesting list of source material The author was a journalist columnist who had already published The Day Lincoln Was Shot as well as The Day Christ Died , which I find rather disturbing The first i ve ever read of the minute by minute account of that day Purely fascinating reading couldn t put it down even as long as it is Came upon it in the public library which is the greatest bookstore imo.

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