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Crime of Century: Kennedy Assassination from (Inglés) Tapa blanda – nov 1993

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Thirty years after the tragic event, the question "Who killed President Kennedy?" is today as troubling as ever. In this new edition of his provocative book, Michael Kurtz brings all the skills and objectivity of the professional historian to bear on the issues raised by the assassination investigations that followed, and the various conspiracy theories that have challenged the official conclusions about what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Addressing developments since the book's initial publication in 1982, Kurtz provides a new introduction and updated bibliography. He discusses the publicity and controversy surrounding Oliver Stone's film JFK, the new books and television programs that have dealt with the different conspiracy theories, new information about the possible role of organized crime in the assassination, and certain materials from the Kennedy autopsy that have only recently come to light. With its depth of research, rigorously objective sifting of evidence, and incisive critique of official investigative bias, Crime of the Century remains book of singular importance - not only to students of the Kennedy assassination but to scholars of government response to political violence in general.

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Michael L. Kurtz is professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. He is co-author of LOUISIANA: A HISTORY and was associate editor for READINGS IN LOUISIANA HISTORY.

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14 de 15 personas piensan que la opinión es útil
Kurtz' claim to have seen Oswald and Banister 16 de abril de 1998
Por Un cliente - Publicado en Amazon.com
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I feel that if Kurtz did see Oswald and Banister together that it would mean some relationship existed contrary to the Warren Commisions' findings.
Kurtz also claims that Oswald was with David Ferrie at the LSU campus and that Ferrie spoke out about Kennedy. I think that both of these examples are of importance and that I find it curious that Kurtz was never called before the Warren Commision. His book is one of the best on the assassination itself and is a great tool for studying the assassination.
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A good, scholarly look into JFK's assassination 2 de abril de 2002
Por Conaire Mor - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Drawing upon numerous books, scholarly articles, newspapers, magazine articles, and the few publically released primary documents, Dr. Kurtz does an excellent job analyzing the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He has his own theory as to who killed President Kennedy, but he points out that there is NOT ENOUGH evidence to say EXACTLY who masterminded and carried out the assassination. He tells the readers that there was DEFINITELY a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy. This book is a good starting point for people who want to learn about the Kennedy assassination. Kurtz's endnotes and bibliography will point serious Kennedy assassination students to other sources on this subject.
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Possibly the best book on the JFK assassination 13 de diciembre de 2007
Por Lee Harvey Oswald - Publicado en Amazon.com
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When I was at University back in 1988, I first heard that there was an alternative to the official story that Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy (source: The Kentucky Fried Movie). As an immigrant, this was news to me, and it absolutely fascinated me. I headed for the library to read more, and amongst some rather dubious books, I discovered this gem. As a mathematician, my instinct was to try to find the out the truth, rather than confirm my own theories. This was the only book I could find where the author seemed to share my objective. I recall he presented all the facts he could find, even ones that may have supported the lone gunman theory, and debunked some ludicrous conspiracy theories as well. (I think that perhaps some of those really off the wall JFK conspiracy theories are hatched by the lone gunman support group to discredit conspiracy theorists in general.)

So after reading this book, you have all the information you need to see that Lee Harvey Oswald couldn't have been the lone gunman, and that the government and media didn't want you to know that. It won't tell you who killed JFK, you'll have to read "Plausible Denial" by Mark Lane to find that out, another excellent book based wholly on facts. OK, it was the CIA. I'm just waiting for a book that will tell me why.
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A Student's Review 28 de noviembre de 2003
Por S. Howell - Publicado en Amazon.com
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I had the pleasure of having Mr. Kurtz as one of my Pre-Law professors, and like his teaching, this book is precise, informative and exact.
In this wonderful expose' on this crime, Mr. Kurtz takes the time to look at all subsequent angles and areas that have been questioned ever since the start. Every path and avenue is explored, leaving the reader more informed as to the time and events surrounding this horrific tragedy.
If you are looking for a book that will give you an unbiased and straightforward approach and singularly inform you to all that is needed to form your own theories, then this is the book to get.
Thank you Mr. Kurtz. You are a wonderful professor and historian, and the book is a treasure.
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Misleading 19 de agosto de 2013
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Historian Kurtz was a student at Louisiana State University in New Orleans during the 1962-63 school year, and claims to have seen Guy Banister and Oswald together on two different occasions. I have no reason to doubt this story. Crime of the Century gives a pretty good summary of the problems with the official solution presented by the Warren Commission, and then decides that the only conspiracy that makes sense is one that blames Castro.

Anyone who has studied this subject very deeply knows that this is precisely what the plotters WANTED everyone to think by choosing Oswald as the patsy. This was the point of the Oswald impersonator in Mexico City, the fake witnesses (Cuban exiles, CIA assets, Nicaraguan intelligence, assets in Franco's Spain) who came forward after the assassination to claim they saw Oswald meeting with Castro agents. The hope was that the American public would blame Castro, and demand an invasion to oust him. Instead, LBJ, Hoover, the Warren Commission and the mainstream media turned to the lone-nut conclusion to avoid what could have been World War III.