By Joan Mellen
Operating with millions of formerly unreleased records and drawing on a couple of thousand interviews, with many witnesses talking out for the 1st time, Joan Mellen revisits the research of recent Orleans district lawyer Jim Garrison, the single public legitimate to have indicted, in 1969, a suspect in President John F. Kennedy’s murder.
Garrison begun by way of exposing the contradictions within the Warren document, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was once an volatile pro-Castro Marxist who acted on my own in killing Kennedy. A Farewell to Justice unearths that Oswald, no Marxist, was once in reality operating with either the FBI and the CIA, in addition to with U.S. Customs, and that the makes an attempt to sabotage Garrison’s research reached the top degrees of the U.S. executive. Garrison interviewed numerous members considering the assassination, starting from Clay Shaw and CIA agreement worker David Ferrie to a Marine cohort of Oswald named Kerry Thornley, who a minimum of used to be a protection Intelligence organization asset. Garrison’s suspects incorporated CIA-sponsored infantrymen of fortune enlisted in assassination makes an attempt opposed to Fidel Castro, an anti-Castro Cuban asset, and a tender runner for the conspirators, interviewed the following for the 1st time through the author.
Building upon Garrison’s attempt, Mellen uncovers decisive new proof and obviously establishes the intelligence agencies’ roles in either a president’s assassination and its cover-up, set in movement good ahead of the particular occasions of November 22, 1963.
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A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, And the Case That Should Have Changed History by Joan Mellen