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Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 19 and Afterword Summary

Gerald Posner
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Chapter 19 and Afterword Summary and Analysis

Garrison's investigation was described as an abuse of the legal system. As a result, conspiracy theories began to diminish. Books on the various conspiracies were not selling well and public interest waned until the middle of the 1970s. In 1975, the CIA's numerous attempts to kill Fidel Castro became known. There were calls for new Congressional investigations into the deaths of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the attempted assassination of George Wallace. Congress authorized a new investigation.

Their reports did not disagree with those of the Warren Commission and then based on an acoustics study of the open mike, concluded that a fourth shot was fired from the grassy knoll area which indicated a conspiracy. They began to look at the involvement of organized crime and Jimmy Hoffa, Santo Trafficante and Carlos Marcello. The House...

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