Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth

Edward Jay Epstein


Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth

Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth

  • Title: Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth
  • Author: Edward Jay Epstein
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback



Inquest is the classic study of how a government attempts to establish the truth after the assassination of a president Edward Jay Epstein, then an undergraduate at Cornell, was the only person to interview most of the members of the Warren Commission and its staff, lawyers, and investigators He also obtained from them their memos and the crucial FBI Report The result wInquest is the classic study of how a government attempts to establish the truth after the assassination of a president Edward Jay Epstein, then an undergraduate at Cornell, was the only person to interview most of the members of the Warren Commission and its staff, lawyers, and investigators He also obtained from them their memos and the crucial FBI Report The result was a book that demonstrated that the Warren Commission had not solved the mystery of who killed President John F KennedyAISE FOR INQUEST The first book to throw open the question, in the minds of thinking people, the findings of the Warren Commission The New York Times The single greatest contribution to the criticism of the Warren Report The New Yorker.


Recent Comments "Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth"

Edward Jay Epstein is almost as much of an enigma to me as Lee Harvey Oswald. My copy of 'Inquest' is from 1966 and joins Weisberg's 'Whitewash' and Lane's 'Rush to Judgement' as the earliest publication in my JFK assassination book shelf.Unlike Weisberg and Lane, Epstein, in his probe for the establishment of truth exposes the Warren/FBI forest but fails to see any trees. We may allow for the early date of his thesis, yet two decades later in a Wall Street Journal essay Epstein remains a lone-n [...]

There is a whole range of books, hundreds of them, about the Kennedy assassination, very few now supporting the Warren Commission as being either thorough or forthcoming. Epstein is one of the moderates. He accepts many of the Commission's central claims, most particularly that Oswald participated in the shooting of President Kennedy. He does not, however, accept the magic bullet nonsense nor that Oswald was a lone, crazy murderer.This book was written only two years after the events it describe [...]

While I knew there were conspiracies surrounding the assassination of JFK, I never really studied the details of the assassination. This book on the Warren commission spent time analyzing how they went about writing the report and reckoning with various theories to calm down a worried world. There really is a lot of confusing evidence surrounding the single bullet theory and the idea that if that can't be proved a second assassin should have been explored. The world didn't seem ready for that op [...]

While the Warren Commission Report into the runs to several volumes, the author boils the input and findings to down to two hundred pages. One quarter of this is two appendices containing FBI reports.

very interesting read


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