Wednesday, June 01, 2011

For You Conspiracy Theorists Out There

This book, The Man Who Knew Too Much: Hired to Kill Oswald and Prevent the Assassination of JFK, was a very fascinating book when I read it back in the 1993 or so when it first came out. There is apparently an updated version now.

I came across this synopsis of it today and it jogged my memory about Richard Case Nagell who, in September of 63, went into a federal bank and fired two shots into the ceiling in order to get arrested because he wanted to be in jail when Kennedy was shot so that no one could blame him for it. The rest you will have to read for yourself.

I tend to be a skeptical person, though I prefer that you call me discerning (or wise wouldn’t be a bad option either).

But no matter what you call me, if you have any interest in the Kennedy assassination, this book will be interesting to you.


Anonymous said...

Is this your attempt at having humor on your blog? I sure hope it is. We really, really hope that you aren't that dangerously naive and gullible to actually believe this garbage. If you do believe it, please put on a helmet and call the looney bin to have you put away immediately, for your own safety.

I read the basic premise of the book: That someone was supposed to kill Oswald in order to stop Kennedy from being assassinated. This of course must mean that Oswald was the assassin who acted alone and who could have been stopped because he was just one person. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It's laughable that someone would write this propaganda, but also sad and makes one cry that people like you would actually consider this book serious for even a moment.

Larry said...

Thanks for commenting ... I think.

I am going to take the reference to "people like you" as a compliment. At the some time I will just point out that all I said was that this was an interesting book and if anyone was interested in the Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory, they would probably find this interesting.

I read it when it first came out because it was on the "New Books" shelf at the local public library back in 1993 or 94.

Reaching for my helmet now.

Anonymous said...

Please excuse me if I sounded harsh. I completely forgot about those readers who like to read fiction. Hey, if anyone is into fiction, then this book is for them! But please read it purely for entertainment reasons and don't take one bit of an iota of it as anything close to the truth. It took a lot of strategy and tactical considerations to assassinate JFK. This was way, way, way beyond the scope of any one man. I just hope that no naive readers are gullible enough to actually read this book and consider it as anything but a work of fiction.