Encyclopedia of the JFK Assassination by Michael Benson
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 remains one of America's most controversial episodes to this day. Who really assassinated the President? Despite official findings that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, a wealth of evidence, inconsistencies, and rumours have surfaced to cast serious doubt on this conclusion. Over the years, investigators, conspiracy theorists, private citizens, and authors have put forth a multitude of explanations for the assassination, ranging from the far-fetched to the chillingly plausible. This work examines every aspect of this tragic event in an objective manner. Detailed entries cover physical evidence, eyewitness testimonies, and key figures involved in the event. Four appendixes offer additional information, including Kennedy assassination organizations, Jack Ruby's written statement on killing Lee Harvey Oswald, and the conclusion of the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Topics include army intelligence, the Babushka lady, Momo Salvatore Giancana and the Mafia, Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, E. Howard Hunt, Lyndon Johnson, the magic bullet theory, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Umbrella Man.