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A simple act of murder : November 22, 1963, Mark Fuhrman

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A simple act of murder : November 22, 1963
Title
A simple act of murder
Title remainder
November 22, 1963
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Mark Fuhrman
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eng
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  • Neither Warren Commission supporters nor conspiracy theorists are likely to be satisfied by this latest true crime effort by notorious ex-LAPD detective Fuhrman, who joins a long list of authors attempting to settle the controversies surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy once and for all. Despite Furhman's long-held belief that the president was the victim of a plot, his examination of the forensic evidence—the recovered bullet fragments, the autopsy reports and the legendary Zapruder film—leads him to adopt the lone gunman theory (although he thinks that previous proponents of that position erred in believing one of Lee Harvey Oswald's shots missed its mark). This clunky, lightweight effort is unlikely to change many minds and does not begin to approach the careful, reasoned analysis of Gerald Posner's Case Closed , which also defended the first official inquiry's lone gunman theory of the murder. Nor does Fuhrman fully address the many questions raised by serious conspiracy scholars such as Anthony Summers or Robert Blakey; for example, he completely ignores arguments that Jack Ruby's connections with organized crime bear further study. Whatever the truth of the matter, readers will not be convinced by his case for the thesis that this was a "simple murder." Photos and illus. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 27, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 9, p49)
  • If only Dealey Plaza could talk: a fresh, counterintuitive take on the JFK assassination."There are some mysteries in life that can never be solved. But murder is simple. Even this one." Better known for his role in another inquest, onetime LAPD detective turned true-crime retailer Fuhrman (Death and Justice, 2003) delivers a report on the killing of John F. Kennedy in Dallas 43 years ago. There is some newsworthiness in Fuhrman's take on the theories surrounding the assassination—and in his perhaps surprising verdict. Fuhrman considers the possibility of a shooter in addition to Lee Harvey Oswald, supposedly placed on the "grassy knoll" alongside the presidential parade route; the forensics, he asserts, do not easily admit the prospect, because the knoll "is a terrible position for a sniper," and if there were a shooter there, he missed everyone in the line of sight. Fuhrman also examines the career of Oswald, noting that KGB files indicate that no one in Soviet intelligence ever tried to recruit him, but also that he did qualify as a Marine sharpshooter and—very interestingly—admitted to attempting to kill another political figure just before Nov. 22. Fuhrman looks, too, at the "Magic Bullet" theory championed, notably, by Warren Commission investigator Arlen Specter, a theory that involves a maze of improbabilities and much suspension of disbelief and logic. There were indeed conspiracies surrounding the death of the president, promoted, the author says, by Robert Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover and even the widowed First Lady.So Oswald did it alone after all. Hmmm. Watch for talk-show debates over this one—maybe involving Oliver Stone, whose 1991 film JFK provides the antithesis of Fuhrman's book. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2006)
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contains biographical information
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169026
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Fuhrman, Mark
Dewey number
364.152/4/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.9
LC item number
.F84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Murder
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November 22, 1963
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A simple act of murder : November 22, 1963, Mark Fuhrman
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-223) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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597344
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060721541
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005048433
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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9780060721541
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illustrations (some color)
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(Sirsi) i9780060721541
Label
A simple act of murder : November 22, 1963, Mark Fuhrman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
597344
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060721541
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005048433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
9780060721541
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(Sirsi) i9780060721541

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