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Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

Gerald Posner
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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Within an hour of the death of President Kennedy, police were tracking down the killers of the President and Officer J.D. Tippit. They received a tip about a suspect entering a movie theater. They arrested a man who carried identification in the name of Lee Harvey Oswald and Alek Hidell.

Oswald was born in New Orleans in 1938. Since his father died two months before his birth, he was raised by his mother Marguerite. He and his two brothers were placed in an orphanage until his mother remarried but the marriage ended in a bitter divorce. When his brothers entered military service, Lee and his mother moved to New York where Lee was remanded to Youth House for psychiatric evaluation for truancy. He was diagnosed as schizoid with passive-aggressive tendencies and placed on probation. In 1954, Marguerite fled with Lee to New Orleans since...

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