JFK Readers Guide: Assassination Books, Reports

 

A comprehensive new Readers Guide lists the most important books about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

John F. KennedyThe list below prepared by the Justice Integrity Project (JIP) is continuously updated and is part of a larger JIP project to catalog films, other videos, organizations, events, and commentaries. That project  is coordinated also with Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), on whose board JIP Editor Andrew Kreig serves.

More than 2,500 books are estimated to have been published in whole or part on the Kennedy assassination, according to Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) President James H. Lesar, who co-founded that non-profit in 1984.

The most significant of those books are listed below. The criteria for inclusion in the catalog was sales, expert citations, and similar impact. Inclusion is irrespective of whether the authors' point of view criticized or defended such conventional interpretations as the 1964 Warren Commission report on the assassination.

From this broader list, we identify a handful of books recommended for the general reader who desires a current and authoritative view in one volume that includes analysis,

The larger catalog below is not meant for casual reading. Instead, it is intended as a reference source for readers looking for a specific book.

Other segments of the Readers Guide cover the most relevant films and other videos, research centers, and events. Additional installments provide interpretative columns. The guide also contains a listing of major official reports on President Kennedy's death. In coordination with other researchers, the Justice Integrity Project plans similar Readers Guides for other major U.S. political assassinations, including the 1068 murders of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on the day he won California's presidential primary.

As noted above, the main purpose of the catalog below is to list a wide array of relevant books regardless of viewpoint. But serious research ultimately leads to analysis. In that spirit, we recommend these books below as an introduction to understanding the murder, the investigations, and their current implications.

The list below shows publishers and dates of most recent publication. Dates of previous editions are in parentheses.

  • JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass coverDouglass, James, W. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Touchstone, 2008.
  • Newman, John M. Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK. Skyhorse, 2008 (1995).
  • McKnight, Gerald. Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why. University of Kansas, 2005.
  • Belzer, Richard and David Wayne, Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.
  • Prouty, L. Fletcher. JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy. Skyhorse, 2013 (Carroll and Graf, 1996)

The books each argue that Kennedy was the victim of a plot by Kennedy opponents in government and their private sector allies who were so powerful and adept that they largely avoided exposure by official bodies, the most important of which were themselves constrained from pursuing their probes. The manipulation of official investigations and news coverage was typically by operatives pursued their roles with scant understanding they were playing a limited role in a larger plan. Thus, alleged killer Lee Harvey Oswald would be best understood as a government asset working through intermediaries and without knowledge that he would ultimately be designated as a patsy.

Any such brief list is inherently subjective and arguably incomplete. That conceded, we outline criteria used for the selection.

First, these are books that each advocate a point of view and can provide a one-volume overview of vital evidence on the assassination, including revelations about flaws in the official investigations, even if a reader has no time to read an additional book. Second, each of the authors has substantial academic or parallel professional expertise in the research, with the exception of the Belzer-Wayne author team that accomplishes similar results by extensive citations. Third, books are not included if they primarily argue that a specific person orchestrated a plot or pulled a trigger. Such books can be highly worthwhile, of course, but are inherently limited by lack of subpoena power, cross-examination, and other research tools whatever their evidence. More than half a dozen individuals, for example, can plausibly be described as shooters or getaway drivers (several by their own account) but the key issue is the plausibility of the Warren Commission's conclusion of one shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, and not the varied alternatives.   

Finally, most of the books aside from Prouty's encompass much of the recent research, which experts estimate as including four million pages of declassified documents. Prouty is included primarily because of is insider status as a pioneering whistleblower. By the same standard, others such as the late New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison could have been included. But ultimately the more recent and more comprehensive critiques seem the best place for the general reader to start.

For somewhat similar reasons, several compelling books that contain extreme conclusions are omitted from this list of the few most recommended books for first-time general readers. Thus, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK published in 1992 by Peter Dale Scott is worth serious consideration but is best understood after study of more general works.

The authors selected above had varied backgrounds that equipped them for their work.

James Douglass, "JFK and the Unspeakable" authorJames Douglass, shown in a file photo, is a longtime peace activist and accomplished research scholar whose JFK and the Unspeakable is often described as "the best" introduction to the topic by critics of conventional news coverage.

In the Douglass account, the one-time World War II combat hero Kennedy helped save the nation from nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was on track to resolve the Vietnam War and similar Cold War crises in ways that would have saved millions of lives. Douglass shows that Kennedy's actions persuaded persuaded powerful U.S. interests, however, that the president was traitor who needed to be killed. 

The late Air Force Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, shown at right, holds several distinctions as a whistleblowing expert who was in a rare if not unique position to anticipate the Douglass argument before Prouty's death in 2001. Prouty was World II combat pilot entrusted with a variety of sensitive missions in both Army and Air Force operations.

Prouty went on to serve as the top liaison during the Republican Eisenhower administration's Defense Department Joint Chiefs of Staff to the CIA regarding covert operations. Later, Prouty held the same post with the Joint Chiefs throughout the Democrat Kennedy's administration, thereby placing him in the information loop of sensitive operations that included regime change, revolution, assassinations and propaganda. 

In 1973, Prouty wrote The Secret Team, one of the first exposés of the CIA. The book documented how the agency functioned more as an operational unit of America's elite private sector interests than for the American public's elected officials. Prouty's 1996 book JFK argued more specifically that the CIA and its allied interests murdered Kennedy in 1963 to change America's foreign policy.

L Fletcher ProutyIn JFK and the Unspeakable, author James Douglass cited interviews by Prouty late in life to show Prouty held a rare vantage point by having been designated in the 1950s by longtime CIA Director Allen Dulles to "create a network of subordinate focal point offices in the armed services, then throughout the entire U.S. government. Each office that Prouty set up was put under a "cleared" CIA employe. That person took orders directly from the CIA but functioned under the cover of his particular office and branch of government."

Douglass continued:

The consequence in the early 1960s when Kennedy became president was that the CIA had placed a secret team of its own employees through the entire U.S. government. It was accountable to no one except the CIA, headed by Allen Dulles. After Dulles was fired by Kennedy [technically forced out via resignation in November 1961 along with two top Dulles deputies], the CIA's Deputy Director of Plans Richard Helms became this invisible government's immediate commander. No one except a tight inner circle of the CIA even knew of the existence of this top-secret intelligence network, mush less the identity of deep-cover bureaucrats.

Historian Gerald McKnight, a longtime professor at Hood College in Frederick, MD, wrote in Breach of Trust a devastating appraisal of the Warren Commission's whitewash of the evidence that Kennedy was murdered in a well-orchestrated conspiracy.

McKnight's book, like the others noted above and below, built on a vast number of courageous previous researchers. They included pioneering authors Mark Lane, who visibly advocated for Oswald's legal rights and new investigations in 1967, and Sylvia Meagher, who indexed and systematically debunked the Warren report's 26 volumes of exhibits in another pioneering book first published also in 1967.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, a medical school professor and prominent coroner, is among the medical and other scientific experts prominent in disputing Warren Report evidence.

Other materials came from the more than four million declassified documents unearthed by, among others, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, former House Select Committee on Assassinations researchers Gaeton Fonzi and Robert Groden, Harold Weisberg, Bernard Fensterwald and his law partner James Lesar, Joan Mellen, Jefferson Morley, and others too numerous to mention, along with such popular authors as Dick Russell, Jim Marrs, Jesse Ventura, James DiEugenio, and Richard Belzer. Each has written important books focused squarely on the killing and cover-up. Many others have written more general works that make important contributions on the assassination research. They are included in the catalog below, but not in the recommended list above.

Important also are books focusing on specific suspects and institutions, such as that by longtime GOP consultant Roger Stone's best-seller (with Mike Colapietro) The Man Who Killed Kennedy making the case for Lyndon Johnson's guilt, and Oswald and the CIA, by Dr. John M. Newman, a longtime professor and former military intelligence office who once served as assistant to the director of the National Security Agency.

The biggest sales and media coverage, however, has gone to the Warren report and its defenders. The report is available online for free (including at the AARC and Mary Ferrell sites), and in multiple print editions. Most notable among its defenders in book form during its first years after publication was William Manchester in 1967. Later came Gerald Posner (1993), Vincent Bugliosi (2007) and, more recently, James Swanson (2013) and Bill O'Reilly (2013).

No survey of the research history of the JFK case would be complete without a mention of the role of official whistleblowers. Some have written compelling books, and in the aggregate they have made possible the work of all other researchers.

Among the most important and committed to public disclosure have been, in alphabetical order, FBI agent Don Adams, Secret Service officer Abraham Bolden, Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Roger Craig, Navy autopsy medical corpsman James Jenkins, CIA executive Victor Marchetti, Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Daniel Marvin, CIA/KGB double-agent Richard Nagell, Air Force Sgt. Robert Vinson, and CIA finance officer James Wilcott and his wife, Elise, a CIA secretary working in Japan with her husband when he helped pay Oswald while the latter was operating on a super-sensitive CIA-military spy assignment.

Each of these onetime government law enforcement, military, or intelligence personnel courageously stepped forward, as did others, to contribute important information to solving the mystery of who killed Kennedy and, more importantly, the consequences for the nation and world. For nearly all, their contributions were ignored, trivialized, suppressed -- or even altered in apparent obstruction of justice for the murder investigation. Much of the power of the Douglass book comes from his deft and relentless assemblage of these blockbuster revelations ignored elsewhere. One of the Douglass chapters has more than 900 endnotes, virtually all involving on-the-record information.

Vital collections of records are maintained at government sites, as well as those private collections listed below. The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), based in Washington, DC, is  located directly across the street from the Justice Integrity Project's offices. NARA is the nation's official record keeper. JFK researchers, for example, may search the NARA online database of recently declassified and still-classified records from the Kennedy assassination investigations.

Even what is intended to be a comprehensive list below of hundreds of books (out of the universe of more than two thousand) is necessarily selective. We seeks, however, to include leading works of whatever viewpoint that are frequently cited or regarded as important in the community of experts. Special emphasis is on newer materials and those considered classics.

The criteria is intended to encompass important books that may include only a small amount of material on the assassination if that material is unique or otherwise of important research value.

This list was originally included in a 013 compilation on this site that also included a Readers Guide to JFK-related events, videos and archives. For ease of access and updates, non-book research resources are in separate listings.

Several special markings are attached to certain books to help readers place the works in a larger context. For example, a special notation designates where the books were new as of 2013. Other markings indicate inclusion of the book or author on speaker faculties of experts in the field, etc.

Any such compilation is a work in progress. Therefore, we welcome any corrections, additions or other updates. These may be sent via Info [at] justice-integrity.org. Additionally, our intention is to work with other researchers conduct a poll on "the best" JFK assassination books and videos in important genres.

 
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At right is a photo by this editor in Dallas showing Dealey Plaza. The Texas Book Depository Building where Oswald worked is behind the row of trees. The car in the center lane is near the location of President Kennedy's limo at the time of his fatal shooting.

 

  1. Project Launches JFK Assassination Readers' Guide, Oct. 16, 2013.
  2. Project Provides JFK Readers Guide To New Books, Videos, Oct. 26, 2013. This is a list of new books and films in 2013.
  3. Disputes Erupt Over NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post Reviews of JFK Murder, Nov. 7, 2013. *
  4. Self-Censorship In JFK TV Treatments Duplicates Corporate Print Media's Apathy, Cowardice, Nov. 7, 2013.
  5. 'Puppetry' Hardback Launched Nov. 19 at DC Author Forum on ‘White House Mysteries & Media,'  Nov. 19, 2013.
  6. Major Media Stick With Oswald 'Lone Gunman' JFK Theory, Nov. 27, 2013.
  7. JFK Murder Scene Trapped Its Victim In Kill Zone, Nov. 30, 2013.
  8. Project Lists JFK Assassination Reports, Archives, Videos, Events, Nov. 2, 2013. *
  9. JFK Murder, The CIA, and 8 Things Every American Should Know, Dec. 9, 2013. *
  10. JFK Murder Prompts Expert Reader Reactions, Dec. 19, 2013. Reactions to our Dec. 9 column. 
  11. Have Spy Agencies Co-Opted Presidents and the Press? Dec. 23, 2013. *
  12. Don't Be Fooled By 'Conspiracy Theory' Smears, May 26, 2014. *
  13. Experts To Reveal Secrets of JFK Murder, Cover-up at Sept. 26-28 DC Forum , Sept. 5, 2014. 
  14. Washington Post Still Selling Warren Report 50 Years Later, Sept. 22, 2014. *
  15. JFK Experts To Explode Myths, Sign Books In DC Sept. 26-28, Sept. 24, 2014.
  16. Former Cuban Militant Leader Claims CIA Meeting With Oswald Before JFK Killing, Sept. 27, 2014. *
  17. JFK Readers Guide: Assassination Books, Reports, Oct. 15, 2014. *
  18. Dealey Plaza Picket Fence (Andrew Kreig Photo)Former House JFK Murder Prober Alleges CIA ‘Lied,’ Seeks Hidden Records, Oct. 18, 2014. *
  19. The JFK Murder 'Cover-up' Still Matters -- As Does C-SPAN's Coverage, Nov. 11, 2014. *
  20. JFK, Nov. 22 and the Continuing Cover-Up, Nov. 24, 2014. *
  21. JFK Assassination Readers Guide To 2013-14 Events, Nov. 28, 2014. *
  22. CIA, Empowered by JFK Murder Cover-up, Blocks Senate Torture Report, Dec. 1, 2014. *
  23. Nearly Too Late, Public Learns of Bill Moyers’ Conflicts Over PBS, LBJ, Jan. 2, 2014.
  24. Why Bill O'Reilly's Lie About JFK's Murder Might Matter To You, March 17, 2015.
  25. Free Videos Show Shocking Claims About CIA, JFK Murder Probes, June 29, 2015.
  26. Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Abraham Bolden Warns Of Current Lessons, July 22, 2015.
  27. Understanding Hollywood-Style Presidential Propaganda From JFK To Trump, Aug. 18, 2015.
  28. Beware Of Wrong Conclusions From New CIA Disclosure On Oswald, Sept. 28, 2015.
  29. The JFK Murder Cover-Up: Your Rosetta Stone To Today’s News, Nov. 29, 2015.
  30. Austin Kiplinger, David Skorton: Two Civic Giants Going And Coming, Dec. 15, 2015.
  31. Trump Alleges Rafael Cruz Tie To JFK Murder Suspect Oswald, May 3, 2016.
  32. Revelations Confirm Proof Of JFK, RFK Murder Cover-ups, Nov. 25, 2016.
  33. Top Experts To Assess JFK Murder Records, Revelations March 16, March 8, 2017.
  34. Speaker Program For March 16 Forum On Secret JFK Records, March 8, 2017.
  35. JFK Experts Advocate Compliance With Records Deadline, March 8, 2017.
  36. At CAPA Forum, JFK Experts See Need, Momentum For Assassination Records Release, March 23, 2017.
  37. Time Magazine, History Channel Ramp Up Oswald-JFK Fake News, April 26, 2017.
  38. JFK Birthday Prompts Inspiration, Art, Advocacy, Snark, June 2, 2017.
  39. Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace Advocacy, June 13, 2017. 

 

2016 Update:

Mary Ferrell Foundation, 2015 Books, Staff report, Jan. 1, 2016. Several books of interest to our readers were published in 2015. Here are eight of the more notable ones:

John F. Kennedy top 2015 books (by Mary Ferrell Foundation)The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government, by David Talbot. The author of the acclaimed Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years has written here a decidedly unflattering portrait of CIA spymaster Allen Dulles, who along with his brother Foster defined an era of coup-driven foreign policy. Talbot paints a portrait of Dulles as a leader in the anti-Kennedy national security camp even while out of office, building on the theme first developed in Brothers. In this book, Talbot argues the case for Dulles as leader of the plan to assassinate JFK.

Dallas '63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House, by Peter Dale Scott. Scott is one of the pre-eminent thinkers and writers on the JFK assassination and its "deep politics," and this book is in some ways the culmination of his thoughts on the case. This e-book continues where Deep Politics II left off in its analysis of Oswald, Mexico City, and the handling of the Oswald files. It then turns in new directions, looking at previously-ignored gaps in military records on Oswald, exploring the deep enmity between Kennedy and his military team and the evidence for coup-planning on their part, and making connections to the Watergate affair. The title of the book harkens to Scott's notion that the overt government is paired with, and at times overshadowed by, a "deep state".

John F. Kennedy's Head Wounds: A Final Synthesis - and a New Analysis of the Harper Fragment, by Dr. David W. Mantik. This e-book by JFK medical expert David Mantik makes the case that the Harper fragment, found in Dealey Plaza after JFK's assassination, was occipital bone. Mantik uses this conclusion to challenge the interpretation of autopsy photos as indicating a single head shot from behind, and makes the argument for shots from the right-front of the presidential limousine.

Selected JFK Assassination Books

Editor's Note: Books are arranged by the main author's last name and with their most recent publisher. Parenthetical marks indicated the original publication date, for some books. Books published or republished since 2013 are denoted with this sign: ##.

Cyril H.WechtTo understand at a glance a general measure of book themes, we note with a red asterisk those authors included in a leading conference assembling primarily critics of the official Warren Commission report.* A blue asterisk *denotes authors included in a special "Kennedy Library" selection of new books by the Washington Post. The newspaper's editors heavily emphasized defenders of the Warren Commission, those with relatively minor disagreements with the commission and those who largely avoiding any controversy. Books published in 2013 are noted as follows.

*    Speaker at "Passing The Torch Conference" organized by the Wecht Institute, Duquesne University, October 17-19, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA. (Dr. Cyril H. Wecht shown at right.)

*    Noted by Washington Post in a "selection of titles published for that November day 50 years ago." See "A Kennedy Library," Washington Post, Outlook section, Oct. 27, 2013.

*    Speaker at "Coalition on Political Assassinations Conference" November 22-24, 2013 Dallas, TX

**  Speaker at "JFK Lancer 50th Anniversary Conference" November 21-24, 2013 Dallas, TX

***  Speaker at Assassination Archives and Research Center event “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: Five Decades of Significant Disclosures” September 26-28, 2015, Bethesda, MD.

*    Older books recommended by historian John McAdams, a defender of the Warren Commission who was based at Marquette University before his dismissal in late 2014.

## Books published or republished since 2013.

Update: Beginning in mid-2017, Professor James J. Kelleher began assisting the Justice Integrity Project in updating this list and similar lists of the most important books regarding the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James J. Kelleher received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara. He was Department Chair until his retirement at the College of the Canyons in Valencia, California. He also taught at CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, and CSU Dominguez Hills. He is a co-author of Governing California in the Twenty-First Century and author of He Was Expendable: National Security, Political and Bureaucratic Cover-Ups in the Murder of President John F. Kennedy.

Adams, Don. A From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle: A Report to the Public from an FBI agent involved in the official JFK assassination investigation. TrineDay, 2012.

Albarelli, H. P., Jr. A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination. TrineDay, 2013. Menninger, Bonar. Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK. CreateSpace, 2013.

Anderson, Christopher. Those Few Precious Days: The Final Years of Jack With Jackie. Gallery, 2013 (1998).* ##

Anderson, Christopher. The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved. Gallery, 2014. ##

Anson, Robert Sam. “They’ve Killed the President! The Search for the Murderers of John Kennedy. Bantam, 1975.

Armstrong, John. JFK: The Dead Witnesses. Consolidated Press International, 1995.

__________ Harvey and Lee. Quasar, 2003.

Associated Press. The Torch Is Passed: The Associated Press Story of the Death of a President. Associated Press, 1963.

Attwood, William. The Twilight Struggle: Tales of the Cold War. Harper Collins, 1987.

Ayers, Bradley E. Zenith Secret: A CIA Insider Exposes the Secret War Against Cuba and the Plot that Kiiled the Kennedy Brothers. Vox Pop, 2007.

Aynesworth, Hugh. JFK: Breaking the News. International Focus, 2003.

__________ November 22, 1963: Witness to History. Brown, 2013.##

Ayton, Mel. Questions of Controversy: The Kennedy Brothers. University of Sunderland, 2001.

__________ The JFK Assassination: Dispelling the Myths. Woodfield, 2002.

Baden, Michael. Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner. Ivy, 1989.

Bagley, Tennent H. Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games. Yale University, 2007.

Baker, Judyth Vary. Me and Lee: How I Came To Know and Love Lee Harvey Oswald. TrineDay, 2010.

__________ David Ferrie: Mafia Pilot, Participant in Anti-Castro Bioweapon Plot, Friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and Key to the JFK Assassination. TrineDay, 2014.

Baker, Judyth Vary and Edward Schwartz. Kennedy and Oswald: The Big Picture. TrineDay, 2017.

Baker, Russ. Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. Bloomsbury Press, 2009.** ** *** 

Russ Baker coverBamford, James. Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency. Anchor, 2002.
 
Barney, Mel. Four Wars. Merit, 2012 (Kindle).
 

Becker, Don. The JFK Assassination: A Researcher's Guide. 2010. ##

Belin, David. November 22, 1963: You Are the Jury. Quadrangle, 1973.

__________ Final Disclosure: The Full Truth About the Assassination of President Kennedy. Scribner’s 1988.

Belli, Melvin M. with Maurice C. Carroll. Dallas Justice: The Real Story of Jack Ruby and His Trial. David McKay, 1964.

Richard Belzer Dead Wrong coverBelzer, Richard and David Wayne, Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Belzer, Richard and David Wayne. Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-Ups. Skyhorse, 2013 (2012).##   

Benson, Michael. Encyclopedia of the JFK Assassination. Checkmark, 2002.*   

Benson, Michael. Who's Who in the JFK Assassination: An A to Z Encyclopedia. Citadel, 1993.*  

Beschloss, Michael R. The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963. HarperCollins, 1991.

__________ Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964. Simon & Schuster, 1997.

__________ Reaching for Glory: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1964-1965. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Bethelll, Tom. The Electric Windmill: An Inadvertent Autobiography. Regnery Gateway, 1988.

Biles, Joe G. Gthe Arrogance of Ignorance: Essays on the HSCA and the Show Trial. Processed, 2000.

Bird, Kai. The Chairman. Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Bishop, George. Witness to Evil. Dell, 1971.

Bishop, Jim. The Day Kennedy Was Shot. Harper Perennial, 2013 (1968).##

Bissell, Richard. Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs. Yale University, 1996.

Blaine, Gerald and Lisa McCubbin. The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence. Gallery, 2010.

Blair, Joan and Clay Jr. The Search for JFK. Berkley, 1976.

Blakey, G. Robert and Richard Billings. The Plot To Kill the President. Times Books, 1981. ***

Blakey, G. Robert and Richard Billings. Fatal Hour: The Assassination of President Kennedy by Organized Crime. Berkley Books, 1992. ***

Bloomgarden, Henry S. The Gun: A Biography of the Gun that Killed John F. Kennedy. Grossman, 1975.

Blum, William. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. Common Courage, 2004.

Abraham Bolden book cover, The Echo from Dealey PlazaBlumenthal, Sidney and Harvey Yazijian, eds. Government By Gunplay. New American Library, 1976.

Bohrer, John R. The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK. Bloomsbury, 2017.

Bolden, Abraham. Echo from Dealey Plaza: The true story of the first African-American on the Secret Service and his search for justice after the JFK assassination. Crown, 2008.*

Bowen, Russell S. The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed. America West, 1991.

Bradlee, Benjamin C. Conversations With Kennedy. Norton, 1975.

Braxton, C. Fenway. The Plot to Kill Lee Harvey Oswald. 2014. ##

Brener, Milton. The Garrison Case: A Study in the Abuse of Power. Clarkson Potter, 1969.

Brennan, Howard L. and J. Edward Cherryholes. Eyewitness to History: As Seen by Howard Brennan. Texian, 1987.

Bringuier, Carlos. Red Friday: November 22nd, 1963. Chas. Hallberg, 1969.

Brinkley, Alan. John F. Kennedy. Times Books, 2012.

Brogan, Hugh. Kennedy. Pearson Education, 1988.

Brown, Joe E. Sr. and Diane Holloway, eds. Dallas and the Jack Ruby Trial. Author’s Choice, 2001.

Brown, Madeleine. Texas in the Morning: The Love Story of Madeleine Brown and President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Conservatory, 1997.

Brown, Walter. The People V. Lee Harvey Oswald. Carroll & Graf, 1992.

__________ Treachery in Dallas. Carroll & Graf, 1995.

__________ Referenced Index Guide to the Warren Commission. Delmax, 1995.

__________ The Warren Omission: A Micro-study of the Methods and Failures of the Warren Commission. Delmax, 1996

__________ The Guns of Texas Are Upon You. Last Hurrah, 2005.

__________  Master Chronology of JFK Assassination. Vigiliano, 2014.

Bryce, Robert. Cronies: Oil, the Bushes and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate. Public Affairs, 2004.

Buchanan, Thomas G. Who Killed Kennedy? Putnam, 1964 and McFadden, 1965.

Bugliosi, Vincent. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Norton, 2013 (2007).** Vincent Bugliosi Reclaiming History

Bugliosi, Vincent. Four Days In November. Norton, 2008.**

Burleigh, Nina. A Very Private Woman: The Life and Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer. Bantam, 1998.

Buyer, Richard, M.D. Why the JFK Assassination Still Matters. Wheatmark, 2009.

Cafarakis, Christian.The Fabulous Jackie. Productions de Paris, 1972.

Cain, Michael J. The Tangled Web: the Life and Death of Richard Cain, Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman. Skyhorse, 2009.

Calder, Michael. JFK vs. CIA: The Central Intelligence Agency's Assassination of the President. West LA, 1998.

Canal, John. Silencing the Lone Assassin. Paragon, 2000.

Caro, Robert. Master of the Senate. Knopf, 2002.

__________ Passage of Power. Knopf, 2012.

Carter, Jacob M. Before History Dies: The stories surrounding the JFK assassination that stripped America of her innocence. WordCrafts, 2015. ##

Caufield, Jeffrey H. General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy: The Extensive New Evidence of a Radical-Right Conspiracy. Moreland, 2015. ##

Chambers, G. Paul. Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination. Prometheus, 2012.

Chapesink, Ron. The Trafficantes, Godfathers from Tampa Florida: The Mafia, The CIA, and the JFK Assassination. Strategic Media, 2010.

Charnin, Richard. Reclaiming Science: the JFK Conspiracy: A mathematical analysis of unnatural deaths, witness testimony, altered evidence and media disinformation. CreateSpace, 2014. ##

Chatterjee, Pratap. Halliburton's Army: How A Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War. Nation, 2009.

Childs, Allen. We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963. Skyhorse, 2013.* ##

Cibrano, Richard. Dead Reckoning. Xlibris, 2009

Clark, Hugh. Betrayal: A Member of the Kennedy Honor Guard Speaks. TrineDay, 2016. ##

Clarke, Thurston. JFK's Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President. Penguin, 2013.* ##

JFK Thurston Clark cover

Colby, William and Peter Forbath. Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA. Simon & Schuster, 1978.

Cohen, Andrew. Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History. Signal, 2014.##

Coleman, Phil. Inside Camelot: The True Story of JFK (Conspiracy Theories), Independently published, 2017.

Collier, Peter and David Horowitz. The Kennedys: An American Drama. Summit, 1984.

Compston, Christine. Earl Warren: Justice for All. Oxford University, 2011.

Connally, John and Mickey Herskowitz. In History’s Shadow: An American Odyssey. Hyperion, 1993.

Connally, Nellie and Mickey Herskowitz. From Love Field: Our Final Hours with President John F. Kennedy. Rugged Land, 2003.

Cornwell, Gary and Cornwell, Gary T. Real Answers: The True Story Told by Gary Cornwell, Deputy Chief Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations. Paleface, 1998.

Corsi, Jerome R. Who Really Killed JFK: 50 Years Later. WND Books, 2013. ##

Cook, Fred J. Maverick: 50 Years As An Investigative Reporter. Putnam's, 1984.

Cook, Monty. The Skeptics Guide to Conspiracies: From Knights Templar to the JFK Assassination. Adams Media, 2009.

Colhoun, Jack. Gangsterismo: The United States, Cuba, and the Mafia 1933-1966. OR Books, 2013.*

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Meagher, Sylvia. Preface, Sen. Richard S. Schweiker and Introduction, Peter Dale Scott. Accessories After the Fact: The Warren Commission, the Authorities & the Report. Skyhorse, 2013 (1967).##

Melanson, Philip H. Spy Saga: Lee Harvey Oswald and US Intelligence. Praeger, 1990.

Melanson, Philip H. The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-up, 1968-1991. Shapolsky, 1991.

Melanson, Philip H. and Peter Stevens. The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency. Basic Books, 2003.

Mellen, Joan. The Great Game In Cuba: How the CIA Sabotaged Its Own Plot to Unseat Fidel Castro. TrineDay, 2013.** ** ##***

Jim GarrisonMellen, Joan. A Farewell To Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, And the Case that Should Have Changed History. Skyhorse, 2013.** **## *** At left, the late New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison.

Mellen, Joan. Our Man In Haiti: George de Mohrenshildt and the CIA In the Nightmare Republic. TrineDay, 2012.*** ***

Mellen, Joan. Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas. Bloomsbury, 2016.##

Meyer, Cord. Facing Reality: From World Federalism to the CIA. CUniversity Press of America, 1982).

Menninger, Bonar. Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK. CreateSpace, 2013 (St. Martin's, 1992).

Middendorf, John William. Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service. Naval Institute, 2011.

Miller, David. The JFK Conspiracy. Iuniverse, 2002.

Miller, Robert and  Stefano Vaccara. Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination. Enigma, 2013. ##

Mills, Robert Lockwood. Conscience of a Conspiracy Theorist. Algora, 2011.

Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. Dallas 1963. Twelve Books, 2013.*##

Moldea, Dan E. The Hoffa Wars: Teamsters, Rebels, Politicians, and the Mob. Paddington, 1978.

Moore, Lance. The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon in 1948, Learning the Secrets of Power. Basic, 2005.##

Jefferson Morley coverJefferson MorleyMoore, Lance. Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies: From the Warren Commission to Bill O'Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination. CreateSpace, 2103.##

Morley, Jefferson (shown at right). Our Man In Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA. University of Kansas Press, 2008.***  *** 

Morley, Jefferson. CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files. Future of Freedom Foundation, 2016.##

Morrissey, Michael David. Correspondence with Vincent Salandria. Kindle, 2014 (Lulu, 2007).##

Morrissey, Michael David. Looking for the Enemy. CreateSpace, 2015.##

Morrow, Robert D. First Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the CIA-Mafia Murder of President Kennedy. S.P.I., 1992.##

Morrow, Robert D. Betrayal. Regnery, 1976.##

Mosley, Leonard. Dulles: A Biography of Eleanor, Allen, and John Foster Dulles and Their Family Network. Dial / James Wade 1978.

John Newman JFK & Vietnam coverMurdoch, Robert J. Ambush in Dealey Plaza: Killing President Kennedy and Officer Tippit. Lookback, 2014.##

Myers, Dale K. With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippett. Oak Cliff, 1998.*  

Nash, H.C. Patsy of the Ages: Lee Harvey Oswald and His Nation Half a Century Later (Vol. Two). CreateSpace, 2016.

Nechiporenko, Oleg M. Passport to Assassination: The Never-Before Told Story of Lee Harvey Oswald by the KGB Colonel Who Knew Him. Carroll & Graf, 1993.

Nelson, Phillip F. LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013 (originally 2011).##

Nero, Nick M. JFK: Assassination Rehearsal. Algora, 2014.##

Newman, Albert H. The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Reasons Why. Clarkson Potter, 1970.

Newman, John M. Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK. Skyhorse, 2008 (1995).## ***    

John Newman Where Angels Tread Lightly John NewmanNewman, John M. (shown in a file photo). Where Angels Tread Lightly. CreateSpace, 2017 (2016).##

Newman, John M. Countdown to Darkness: The Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume II. CreateSpace, 2017.

Newman, John M. JFK and Vietnam. CreateSpace, 2017 (Warner, 1992).*** 

Nix, Gayle Jackson. Orville Nix and the Missing JFK Assassination Film. 2013.

Nolan, Patrick. Introduction by Henry C. Lee. CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK. Skyhorse, 2013.##

North, Mark. Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy. Skyhorse, 2013.##

North, Mark. Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy. Skyhorse, 2013.## 

Noyes, Peter. Legacy of Doubt. Pinnacle, 1973.

Nutter, John Jacob. The CIA's Black Ops: Covert Action, Foreign Policy, and Democracy. Prometheus Books, 2000.

O'Donnell, Helen. The Irish Brotherhood: John F. Kennedy, His Inner Circle, and the Improbable Rise to the Presidency. Counterpoint, 2015. ##

O'Donnell, Kenneth P. and David F. Powers. Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye. Little Brown, 1970.

Oglesby, Carl. The Yankee and Cowboy War: Conspiracies from Dallas to Watergate. Andrews McMeel, 1976.

Oglesby, Carl. The JFK Assassination: The Facts and Theories. Signet, 1992.

Bill O'Reilly Killing Kennedy CoverOliver, Beverly Oliver with Coke Buchanan. Nightmare In Dallas. Extreme Services 2014 (1994).

Oltmans, Willen L. and Rinella, Michael A. Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination. University of Kansas, 2017.

O’Neill, Thomas P. and Novak, William. Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O’Neill. Random House, 1987.

O'Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot. Henry Holt, 2012.

O'Toole, George. The Assassination Tapes. Penthouse, 1975.

Oswald, Marguerite. Aftermath of an Execution. Challenge, 1965.

Oswald, Robert. Lee: A Portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald. Coward-McCann, 1967.

Owen, Dean R. November 22, 1963  Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Pacepa, Ian Mihai. Programmed to Kill. Ivan R. Dee, 2007.

Palamara, Vincent Michael. Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure To Protect President Kennedy. TrineDay, 2013.##

Palamara, Vincent Michael. JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda: The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium. TrineDay, 2015.##

Parker, Brad. First on the Scene: Interviews with Parkland Doctors. JFK Lancer, 2005.

Parker, Greg R. Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated. Amazon Digital, 2014.##

Parker, Greg R. Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination should be Reinvestigated, Volumes One & Two. New Disease, 2015.##

Perret, Geffrey. Jack: A Life Like No Other. Random House, 2001.

David Atlee Phillips

Phillips, David Atlee. The Night Watch: 25 Years of Peculiar Service. Atheneum, 1977.

Phillips, David Atlee. Secret Wars Diary. Stone Trail, 1989.

Pike, Christopher. Penn Jones: His Life and Times. 

Piper, Michael Collins. Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy. American Free Press, 2004 (6th ed.).

Plumlee, David. Deep Cover, Shallow Graves. TrineDay, 2013.##

Gerald Posner coverPolmar, Norman. Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage. Random House, 1998.

Popkin, Richard H. The Second Oswald. Boson, 2008 (1966).

Posner, Gerald. Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK. Random House, 1993.*

Powers, Thomas. The Man Who Kept Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA. Knopf and Pocket, 1979.

Prados. John. The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power (Discovering America). University of Texas Press, 2013.##

Fletcher Prouty JFK and CIA BookProuty, L. Fletcher. The Secret Team. Prentice Hall, 1973.

Prouty, L. Fletcher. JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy. Skyhorse, 2013 (Carroll and Graf, 1996). ##

Quinlan, Casey J. and Brian K. Edwards. Beyond the Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President John F. Kennedy. JFK Lancer, 2008.     

Ragano, Frank and Selwyn Raab. Mob Lawyer. Scribners, 1994.

Rasenberger, Jim. The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs. Scribners, 2011.

Ratliffe, David T. Understanding Special Operations And Their Impact on The Vietnam War Era; 1989 Interview with L. Fletcher Prouty, USAF (Ret.). Rat Haus Reality, 1999.

Rappleye, Charles and Ed Becker. All American Mafiosi: The Johnny Rosselli Story. Houdini, 2014 (1991).

Ray Pamela J. and James E. Files. Interview with History: The JFK Assassination. Author House, 2007.

Read, Jonathan. JFK's Final Hours in Texas: An Eyewitness Remembers the Tragedy and Its Aftermath. Briscoe Center for American History, 2013.*##

Casey Quinlan CoverReeves, Richard. President Kennedy: Profile in Power. Touchstone, 1993.

Reich, Scott D. The Power of Citizenship: Why the John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation. Ben Bella, 2013.* ##

Reid, Ed. The Grim Reapers: The Anatomy of Organized Crime in America. Regnery, 1969.

Remington, Roger. Biting the Elephant. Trafford, 2009.

James Reston Jr. Book CoverGus Russo Live By the SwordReston, James Jr. The Accidental Victim: JFK, Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas. Zola E-Book, 2013.* ##

Rinnovatore, James V. and James Allan Eaglesham. The JFK Assassination Revisited: A Synthesis. AuthorHouse, 2014. ##

Roberts, Craig. Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza. Consolidated, 1994.

Roberts, Craig and John Armstrong. JFK: The Dead Witnesses. Skyhorse, 2014 (Consolidated International, 1995).

Roffman, Howard. Presumed Guilty: How the Warren Commission Framed Lee Harvey Oswald. A.S. Barnes, 1976.

Rubin, Gretchen. 40 Ways To Look at Kennedy. Ballantine, 2005.

Russell, Dick. The Man Who Knew Too Much. Carroll & Graf, 1992.* **

Russell, Dick. On the Trail of the JFK Assassins: A Groundbreaking Look at America's Most Infamous Conspiracy. Skyhorse, 2013 (2008).* ** ## 

Russo, Gus. Live By The Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK. Bancroft, 1998.

Russo, Gus and Harry Moses. Where Were You? America Remembers the JFK Assassination. Lyons Press, 2013.* *##

Russo, Gus and Stephen Molton. Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, The Castros and the Politics of Murder. Bloomsbury, 2008.

Vincent PalamaraLarry Sabato Cover

Larry SabatoRust, William J. Kennedy In Vietnam. Scribner's, 1985.

Sabato, Larry J. (left). The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy, Bloomsbury, 2013.** ##

Sachs, Jeffrey D. To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace. Random House, 2013.* ##

Saffold, Kenneth. The JFK Assassination: Do the Math. Amazon Digital Services, 2012.

Salandria, Vincent. False Mystery: Essays on the Assassination of JFK. Square Deal Press, 2004.

Salinger, Pierre. With Kennedy. Doubleday, 1966.

Sample, Glen with Mark Collom. The Men on the Sixth Floor. Sample Graphics, 2010.

Sandler, Martin W. The Letters of John F. Kennedy. Bloomsbury, 2013.* ##

Sanders, Ed. The Family. Da Capo, 2002.

Sanderson, Bill. Bulletins from Dallas: Reporting the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2016.##

Savage, Gary. JFK: First Day Evidence. Shoppe, 1993.

Savage, James Andrew. Jim Garrison's Bourbon Street Brawl: The Making of a First Amendment Milestone. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2010.

Savodnik, Peter. The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union. Basic Books, 2013.*##

Sawa, James P. and Glenn A. Vasbinder. A Compilation of Books Relating to the Life and Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JFK Lancer, 1997.

Scheim, David E. Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy. Shapolsky, 1988.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. A Thousand Days. Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Robert Kennedy and His Times. Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Journals, 1952-2000. HPenguin, 2007.

Schorr, Daniel. Clearing the Air. Houghton Mifflin, 1977.

Schneider, Nicholas A. Religious Views of President John F. Kennedy. B. Herder, 1965.

Schotz, E. Martin. History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial and the Murder of President Kennedy. Kurtz, Ulmer and Delucia, 1996.

Schreiber, G.R. The Bobby Baker Affair. Regnery, 1964.

Schulman, Marc. JFK History Maker: A Fifty-Year Retrospective. MultiEducator, 2011.

Peter Dale ScottScott, Peter Dale (shown in a file photo). Crime and Cover-up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection. Ramparts / Open Archives, 1978.* * ## ***

Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. University of California, 1996. * * ## *** 

Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba: New Revelations on the Man Framed for the Assassination of JFK. Skyhorse, 2013.* * ## ***

Scott, Peter Dale. Oswald, Mexico, and Deep Politics: Revelations from CIA Records on the Assassination of JFK. Skyhorse, 2013.* * ## ***

Scott, Peter Dale. The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. Skyhorse, 2013.* * ## ***

Scott, Peter Dale. The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on U.S. Democracy. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.* * ## ***

Scott, Peter Dale. Dallas '63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House. Forbidden Bookshelf, 2015. ##

Scott, Peter Dale, Paul L. Hoch and Russell Stetler, editors. The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond, A Guide to Cover-Ups and Investigations. Random House and Vintage, 1976.

Scott, William E., and Cyril H. Wecht. November 22, 1963: A Reference Guide to the JFK Assassination. University Press of America, 1999.##

Seaborg, Glenn T. Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban. University of California, 1981.

Shaw, J. Gary, with Larry R. Harris. Cover-Up: The Governmental Conspiracy To Conceal the Facts About the Execution of John Kennedy. Shaw, 1976.

Shaw, John T. JFK In the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. Palgrave, 2013.* ##

Shaw, Mark. The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK. Skyhorse, 2013.** ##

Shaw, Mark. The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death Of 'What's My Line?' TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen. Post Hill / Simon & Schuster, 2016.** ##

Shenon, Philip. A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination. Henry Holt, 2013.* ##

JFK James Swanson book cover

John Simkin CoverSheriden, Walter. The Fall and Rise of Jimmy Hoffa. Saturday Review, 1973.

Sidey, Hugh. John F. Kennedy, President. Atheneum, 1964.

Simkin, John. The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Spartacus Educational, 2012 (EBook).

Simpich, Bill. State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald. Mary Ferrell Foundation, 2013. ##

Sloan, Bill with Jean Hill. Jean Hill: The Last Dissenting Witness. Pelican, 1992.

Sloyan, Patrick J. The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba. Thomas Dunne, 2015. ##

Smearingen, M. Wesley. To Kill a President: Finally an Ex-FBI Agent Rips Aside the Veil of Secrecy That Killed JFK.

Smith, Brendan Powell. Assassination! The Brick Chronicle on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents. Skyhorse, 2013. ##

Smith, Matthew. JFK: Say Good Bye to America: The Sensational and Untold Story behind the Assassination of JFK. Mainstream, 2001.

Smith, Matthew. JFK: The Second Plot. Mainstream, 2002.

Smith, Matthew. Conspiracy: The Plot to Stop the Kennedys. Kensington, 2005.

Smith, Wayne S. Portrait of Cuba. Turner, 1991.

Smith, Wayne S. The Russians Aren’t Coming: New Soviet Policy in Latin America. 1992.

Smith, Wayne S. The Closest of Enemies: Personal and Diplomatic Account of United States-Cuban Relations Since 1957. W.W. Norton, 1988.

Sneed, Larry. No More Silence. Three Forks, 1998.

Sorensen, Theodore C. Kennedy. Bantam, 1966.

Sorensen, Theodore C. The Kennedy Legacy. Macmillan, 1969.

Souza, Ed. Undeniable Truths: The Clear and Simple Facts Surrounding the Murder of President John F. Kennedy. iUniverse, 2014. ##

Steiger, Brad. Conspiracies and Secret Societies. 2014. ##

Sprague, Richard E. The Taking of America. Self-published, 1985 (first publication, 1970).

Sprague, Richard E. (shown in photo at right), Thomas G. Whittle, and Kay Skinner. The Ultimate Cover-up: The CIA and the Killing of John F. Kennedy, Part II. Mimeographed manuscript available at the National Archives.

Sproesser, Louis, ed. The Garrison Investigation: November 1966 to February 1968. Southern New England Research, 1999.

Stich, Rodney. Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies. Diablo Western, 2001.

Stockton, Bayard and Tara Stockton. Flawed Patriot: The Rise and Fall of CIA Legend Bill Harvey. Potomac, 2008 (2007).

Stockwell, John. The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order. South End, 1999.

Stokes, Louis. "Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives." United States Government Printing Office, 1979.

Stoll, Ira. JFK. Conservative. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.*##

Roger Stone Case Against LBJ CoverStone, Oliver and Peter Kuznick. The Concise Untold History of the United States. Gallery, 2014.##* ***

Stone, Oliver and Zachary Sklar, JFK: The Book of the Film. Applause, 2000.* ***

Stone, Roger with Mike Colapietro. The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Stone, Roger with Mike Colapietro. Nixon's Secrets. Skyhorse, 2014.##

Sturdivan, Larry M. The JFK Myths: A Scientific Investigation of the Kennedy Assassination. Paragon House, 2005.

Summers, Anthony. Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination. Open Road Media, 2013 (originally 1998).* * ## ***

Summers, Anthony. Official and Confidential. Putnam, 1993. * * ## ***

Summers, Anthony. Conspiracy. Paragon House, 1989 (1980). * * ## ***

Summers, Anthony and Robbyn Swann. The Arrogance of Power. Penguin, 2001. * * ## ***

Sunstein, Cass R. Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

David Talbot Dulles Devil's Chessboard Book CoverSwanson, James L. End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. William Morrow, 2013.*##

Swike, Jack R. The Missing Chapter: Lee Harvey Oswald in the Far East. CreateSpace, 2008.

Tague, James. LBJ and the Kennedy Killing. TrineDay, 2013.##

Talbot, David. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. Free Press, 2007.****

Talbot, David. The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government. Harper's, 2015.##

Taylor, Blaine. Dallas Fifty Years On: The Murder of John F. Kennedy. A New Look at an Old Crime, 22 November 1963-2013. Fonthill, 2013.##

Thomas, Donald Byron. Hear No Evil: Politics, Science & the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013 (2010).*** ## ***

Thomas, D.M. Flying Into Love: A Novel. Carroll & Graf, 1992.

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy: His Life. Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Thomas, Ken, ed. The Tippit Connection. Book Tree, 2000.

Josiah ThompsonThompson, Josiah. Six Seconds in Dallas: A Micro-Study of the Kennedy Assassination. Bernard Geis Associates, 1967.***

Thornley, Kerry W. The Idle Warriors. Illuminet, 1991.

Ernst Titovets Cover of Oswald: Russian EpisodeTitovets, Ernst. Oswald: Russian Episode. Custodian, 2014 (2010).* ***

Toplin, Robert Brent. History by Hollywood JFK: Fact, Fiction, and Supposition, University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Trask, Richard B. National Nightmare on Six Feet of Film Yeoman, 2005.*   

Trask, Richard B. That Day In Dallas. Yeoman, 1998.*   

Trask, Richard B. Pictures of the Pain: Photography and the Assassination of President Kennedy. Yeoman, 1994.*  

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Mariner, 2002.

__________ Robert F. Kennedy and His Times. Mariner, 2002.

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy: His Life. Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Trento, Joseph J. The Secret History of the CIA. Forum, 2001.

Trost, Cathy and Susan Bennett. President Kennedy Has Been Shot: The Inside Story of the Murder of a President. Sourcebooks, 2003.

Turner, William. Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA, and other Tails. Penmarin, 2001.

Turner, William W. and Jonn G. Christian. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: A Searching Look at the Conspiracy and Cover-up 1968-1978. Random House, 1978.

Twyman, Noel. Bloody Treason: On Solving History's Greatest Murder Mystery, The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Laurel, 1997.

United Press International and American Heritage Magazine. Four Days: The Historical Record of the Death of President Kennedy. American Heritage, 1964.

Vaccara, Stefano and Robert Miller (Translator). Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination. Enigma, 2013. ##

Veciana, Antonio and Carlos Harrison with foreword by David Talbot. Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che. Skyhorse, 2017.

Ventura, Jesse and Dick Russell and David Wayne. They Killed Our President: 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK. Skyhorse, 2013.* ##

Ventura, Jesse, Russell, Dick. American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Jesse Ventura They Killed Our President Cover

Ventura, Jesse and Dick Russell. American Conspiracies: The Card Set. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Ventura, Jesse. 63 Documents That the Government Doesn't Want You To See. Skyhorse, 2012.

Ventura, Jesse. Lies, Lies and More Lies That the Government Tells Us. Skyhorse, 2010.

Wagner, Robert A. The Assassination of JFK: Perspectives Half a Century Later. Dog Ear Publishing, 2016.

Waldon, Lamar and Thomas Hartmann. Legacy of Secrecy. The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination. Counterpoint, 2008. ***

Waldon, Lamar and Thomas Hartmann. Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK. Carroll & Graf, 2005. ***

Waldon, Lamar. Watergate: The Hidden History. Counterpoint, 2012. ***

Waldron, Lamar. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination. Counterpoint, 2013.## ***

Walsh, Kenneth. Air Force One: A History of Presidents and Their Planes. Hyperion, 2004.

Walton, Richard J. Cold War and Counterrevolution: The Foreign Policy of John F. Kennedy. Viking, 1972.

Warren Commission Report, Government Printing Office, 1964 and St. Martin's Press, 1992.*

Watts, Steven. JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier. Thomas Dunne, 2016.##

Weberman, Alan Jules with Michael Canfield. Coup D’Etat In America: The CIA and the Assassination of JFK. Quick American, 1992 (originally Third Press, 1975).

Weberman, Alan Jules. The Oswald Code: The Secrets of Oswald's Address Book. CreateSpace, 2014.##

Wecht, Cyril H., Mark Curriden, and Benjamin Wecht. Cause of Death. Onix, 1996.****

Weiner, Tim. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA. Doubleday, 2007.

Weiner, Tim. Enemies: A History of the FBI. Random House, 2012.

Weisberg, Harold. Oswald In New Orleans. Canyon, 1967.

Weisberg, Harold. Case Open: The Omissions, Distortions and Falsifications of 'Case Closed.' Carroll & Graf, 1996.

Weisberg, Harold. Never Again! The Government Conspiracy in the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Weisberg, Harold. Oswald in New Orleans: A Case for Conspiracy with the CIA. Skyhorse, 2013.##     

Weisberg, Harold. Post Mortem: The Classic Investigation of the JFK Assassination Medical and Ballistics Evidence and Cover-Up. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Weisberg, Harold. Whitewash I: The Report on the Warren Report. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Weisberg, Harold. Whitewash II: The FBI–Secret Service Cover-Up in the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Weisberg, Harold. Whitewash III: The Photographic Whitewash of the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Weisberg, Harold. Whitewash IV: The Top Secret Warren Commission Transcript of the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.##

Wemhoff, David A. John Courtney Murray, Time/Life, and the American Proposition: How the CIA's Doctrinal Warfare Program Changed the Catholic Church. Fidelity, 2015. ##

Willens, Howard P. History Will Prove Us Right. Overlook, 2013.* ##

Williams, Joe. The Grassy Knoll Report. Amazon.com Digital Services, 2013.##

Wills, Garry and Ovid Demaris. Jack Ruby: The Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Kennedy. Ishi, 2011 (1994, 1968).* 

Wilson, Eric. The Spectacle of the False-Flag: Parapolitics from JFK to Watergate. Punctum, 2015.##

Wise, Dan and Marietta Maxfield Wise. The Day Kennedy Died. Naylor, 1964.

Wofford, Harris. Of Kennedys And Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties. University of Pittsburgh, 1992.

Wolfenstein, Marth and Kliman Gilbert, eds. Children and the Death of a President: Multi-Disciplinary Studies. Doubleday, 1965.

Wrone, David R. The Freedom of Information Act and Political Assassination. Foundation Press, University of Wisconsin, 1978. ***

Wrone, David R. The Zapruder Film: Reframing JFK's Assassination. University Press of Kansas, 2003. ***

Wyden, Peter. Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story. Simon & Schuster.

Zapruder, Alexandra. A Personal History of the Zapruder Film. Twelve, 2016.##

Zelizer, Barbie. Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination, the Media and the Shaping of Collective Memory. University of Chicago, 1992.

Zirbel, Craig I. The Texas Connection: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Wright, 1991.

*    Speaker at "Passing The Torch Conference" organized by the Wecht Institute, Duquesne University, October 17-19, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA. (Dr. Cyril H. Wecht shown at right.)

*    Noted by Washington Post in a "selection of titles published for that November day 50 years ago." See "A Kennedy Library," Washington Post, Outlook section, Oct. 27, 2013.

*    Speaker at "Coalition on Political Assassinations Conference" November 22-24, Dallas, TX

**  Speaker at "JFK Lancer 50th Anniversary Conference" November 21-24, Dallas, TX

*    Older books recommended by historian John McAdams, a defender of the Warren Commission who is based at Marquette University.

##  Books published or republished since 2013.

 

Major Official Reports

John F. Kennedy 1998

Assassination Records Review Board, Final Report and Records Index. Available here via National Archives and Records Center.

1996

Oswald, the CIA, and Mexico City [aka "Lopez Report"], House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), written in 1978 by Dan Hardway and Ed Lopez. Declassified in 1993 and more fully in 1996. Available here via the Mary Ferrell Foundation. 

1979

Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Final Report and Appendix to Hearings Before the Select Committee To Study Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities, 95th Congress, Volumes I-XII. House Report No. 95-1828.U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979, with accompanying 12 volumes on the JFK portion of the probe. The Final Report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) presents the HSCA's findings in the murders of both President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The report is available here via the History Matters archive, which provides this summary: "The HSCA found a "probable conspiracy" in the JFK assassination, but was unable to determine its nature or participants (other than that Oswald was still deemed to have fired all the successful shots). In the King case, the HSCA similarly found that James Earl Ray assassinated Reverend King, but that there might have been a small-scale conspiracy involved."

1976

Final Report: Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Performance of the Intelligence Agencies, Select Committee To Study Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities, 94th Congress, 2nd Session, United States Senate ("Church Committee). Senate Report No. 94-755. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.

1975

Alleged Assassination Plots Involving Foreign Leaders: An Interim Report  of the Select Committee To Study Governmental Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities, United States Senate ("Church Committee), Senate Report No. 94-465. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.

Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States ("Rockefeller Commission). Manor Books, 1975.

1972

The Pentagon Papers: The Defense Department History of United States Decision Making on Vietnam, Senator Gravel Edition (five volumes). Beacon, 1972.

1964

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, center in the photo at left, and individually at right, led the seven-member commission. Warren, a former governor of California, is shown at left presenting their report in 1964 to President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Kennedy's successor.

Earl WarrenWarren Commission Presents Report to President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy [aka "Warren Commission Report"] and 26 volumes of hearings and exhibits, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964, available here via the Mary Ferrell Foundation.

The Warren Commission Report: The Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964.

Investigation of the Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy: Hearings Before the President's Commission on the Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964 (26 volumes).
 
Warren Commission Executive Session Transcripts. Originally confidential, and published by various outlets, 1964.
 

1961-63

Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963. Government Printing Office, 1962-1964.

 
 

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Salon, JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us, David Talbot, Nov. 6, 2012. Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history. We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know. That’s the mocking-bird media refrain this season as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s greatest mystery – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson hijacked a large chunk of her paper’s Sunday Book Review to ponder the Kennedy mystery. And after deliberating for page after page on the subject, she could only conclude that there was some “kind of void” at the center of the Kennedy story. 

Further reading: There is a wealth of useful information about the Kennedy assassination available online. But before a beginner wades into these thickets, it’s best to start with some of the best books on the subject.

JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass cover1. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass. Written by a deeply thoughtful Catholic peace activist, this book portrays Kennedy as a Cold War martyr -– a leader who sacrificed his life to save the world from the nuclear holocaust that was being threatened by his national security team.
2. The Last Investigation: What Insiders Know About the Assassination of JFK by Gaeton Fonzi.
3. Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why by Gerald McKnight.
4. Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA by Jefferson Morley.
5. Oswald and the CIA by John Newman.
6. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot.
7. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK by Peter Dale Scott.

Editor's Note: David Talbot, the founder of Salon, authored the New York Times bestseller Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. He is working on a book about the legendary CIA director Allen W. Dulles.

 

Robert Kennedy Assassination Books (By author, in alphabetical order)

Ayton, Mel. The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Potomac, 2007. *

Belzer, Richard and David Wayne. Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-ups. Skyhorse, 2012.

Belzer, Richard and David Wayne. Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation Into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination. Skyhorse, 2013.

DiEugenio, James and Lisa Pease (ed.). The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X. Feral House, 2012.
 
Fernando FauraFaura, Fernando. The Polka Dot File. TrineDay, 2016.

Klaber, William and Philip H. Melanson. Shadow Play: Robert F. Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, and the Failure of American Justice. St. Martin’s, 1997.

Kaiser, Robert Blair. R.F.K. Must Die! Dutton, 2008, (Dutton, 1970).

Melanson, Philip H. The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, 1968-1991. Shapolsky, 1991.

Moldea, Dan E. The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy. Norton, 1995. *

Morrow, Robert D. The Senator Must Die. Roundtable, 1988. (Most copies destroyed by publisher after successful plaintiff’s defamation lawsuit.)

Noguchi, Thomas T., M.D. (shown in a file photo), with Joseph DeMona. Coroner: America's Most Controversial Medical Examiner explores the unanswered questions surrounding Dr. Thomas Noguchithe deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, William Holden, Natalie Wood, John Belushi and many other of his important cases. Simon and Schuster, 1983.

Nolan, Patrick. CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys. Skyhorse, 2013.

O'Sullivan, Shane. Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of Robert Kennedy. Union Square, 2008.

Russo, Gus and Stephen Molton. Brothers In Arms. Bloomsbury, 2008. *

Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. University of California, 1993.

Scott, Peter Dale. The American Deep State. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.

Sprague, Richard E. The Taking of America, 1-2-3. Ratical (via web), 1985 (Harp and Black, 1976).

Talbot, David. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. Free Press, 2007.

Talbot, David. The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government. Harper, 2014.

Turner, William. Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, CIA and Other Tails. Penmarin, 2001.

Turner, William and Jonn Christian. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Basic, 2006 (1978).

Watts, Steven. JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier.

Wecht, Cyril H., M.D., J.D., with Mark Curriden and Benjamin Wecht. Cause of Death: A Leading Forensic Expert Sets the Record Straight on JFK, RFK, Jean Harris, Mary Jo Kopechne, Sunny von Bulow, Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, and Other Controversial Cases. Dutton, 1993.

Zapruder, Alexandra. Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film. Twelve, 2016.

* Books that generally endorse the official conclusion that Sirhan Sirhan acted alone to kill Robert F. Kennedy.