The Resource Inquest : the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth, by Edward Jay Epstein ; introduction by Richard H. Rovere

Inquest : the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth, by Edward Jay Epstein ; introduction by Richard H. Rovere

Label
Inquest : the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth
Title
Inquest
Title remainder
the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Jay Epstein ; introduction by Richard H. Rovere
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mr. Epstein...began this book with the intention of writing a case study of the nature and activity of an extraordinary government commission. He has accomplished this task brilliantly. But in the course of interviewing nearly all members of the [Warren] Commission, and many members of its staff, he discovered that the official version of the Kennedy assassination fails to contend with serious contradictions presented by the evidence. Inquest clearly traces the process by which this official story came into being; it does not indulge in theoretical speculation about a deliberate suppression of crucial evidence. Mr. Epstein instead proposes an explanation based on the concept of "political truth": the Commission, sincerely convinced that the national interest would best be served by the termination of rumors, and predisposed by its make-up and by the pressure of time not to search more deeply, failed to answer some of the essential questions about the tragedy. Inquest includes hitherto unpublished government documents and illustrations. Although the author's revelations are startling, he nowhere makes unsupported claims; his style is cool and objective. A sober, new view of the way the Commission dealt with the central event of our recent history, this book is destined to induce widespread discussion and debate." --Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Edward Jay
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.9
LC item number
.E6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Kennedy, John F
  • United States
  • Assassination
  • Kritik
  • Kritik
Label
Inquest : the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth, by Edward Jay Epstein ; introduction by Richard H. Rovere
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 205-219)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by Richard H. Rovere -- Overview: the ten-month investigation -- Political truth -- The dominant purpose -- The vulnerability of facts -- The investigation -- The limits of the investigation -- The limits of the investigators -- The commission hearings -- The hypothesis -- The report -- Writing the report -- The selection process -- The commission's conclusions -- Appendix a: FBI summary report, December 9, 1963 (partial text) -- Appendix b: FBI supplemental report, January 13, 1964 (partial text)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 224 pages
Lccn
66021197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)391774
Label
Inquest : the Warren Commission and the establishment of truth, by Edward Jay Epstein ; introduction by Richard H. Rovere
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 205-219)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by Richard H. Rovere -- Overview: the ten-month investigation -- Political truth -- The dominant purpose -- The vulnerability of facts -- The investigation -- The limits of the investigation -- The limits of the investigators -- The commission hearings -- The hypothesis -- The report -- Writing the report -- The selection process -- The commission's conclusions -- Appendix a: FBI summary report, December 9, 1963 (partial text) -- Appendix b: FBI supplemental report, January 13, 1964 (partial text)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 224 pages
Lccn
66021197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)391774

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