History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Fifty years ago, America was devastated by the sudden loss of President John F. Kennedy, gunned down in his motorcade in Dallas. As Lee Harvey Oswald was captured, only to be murdered himself by Jack Ruby, the country was at a loss. And so, the Warren Commission was created, its assignment clear: uncover the truth about President Kennedy’s assassination and write the definitive report on the events that transpired.

History Will Prove Us Right is a rare and astonishing work: a point-by-point breakdown of the Commission’s creation, investigation, and conclusions, as described by someone who was present from start to finish. Willens uses his own journals and notes from the time period to explain in exhausting detail the day-to-day workings of the Commission, hoping to put the final nail in the coffin of those ever-present conspiracy theories.

It’s a stunning glimpse into the mindset of a confused nation, as well as a fascinating look at the men entrusted with the country’s sense of justice, presented in an unflinching light – bickering, missteps, warts, and all.

While I have no doubt conspiracy theorists will remain unconvinced, History Will Prove Us Right is a worthwhile, illuminating read.


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Author Howard P. Willens
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Overlook Hardcover
Publish Date 2013-Oct-31
ISBN 9781468307559
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Issue January 2014
Category History
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