A map through the jungle of statements, testimony, allegations, and theories relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this compendium gives readers an all-in-one resource for facts from this intriguing slice of history. The book, which took more than 15 years to research and write, includes details on all of the most important aspects of the case, including old and new medical evidence from primary and secondary sources. JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda tackles the hard evidence of conspiracy and cover-up and presents a mass of sources and materials, making it an invaluable reference for anyone with interest in the President Kennedy and his assassination in 1963.
Review"Very good! Quite a useful tool---I'll refer to it often." - Dr. Gary Aguilar, author
"This is a great reference work!" - Author Robert Groden
"An encyclopedia of the medical evidence"- Author William Matson Law
"Vince Palamara is a Secret Service expert"- The History Channel, November 2003
From the AuthorThis book tackles every possible angle of the medical evidence in the Kennedy murder mystery and does not merely "cherry pick" only certain handfuls of sources as other books have a tendency to do. This book is all-encompassing and exhaustive in its detailed look at the most important evidence in the JFK assassination. The reader will take away three important factors when reading this book: 1. They will learn many fascinating specific details regarding the JFK assassination medical evidence.
2. Evidence of conspiracy and cover-up in the Kennedy murder case will leap out from the many entries from primary witnesses who were there, not merely "theorists" or authors with an agenda.
3. They will have a unique, all-in-one-place study guide/ road map/ GPS through the massive mountain of sources regarding the biggest crime of the 20th century.
For all intents and purposes, nearly every prior book on the Kennedy case, either for or against the notion of conspiracy and cover-up, has always come from either a primary witness or an author with an agenda or "theory". This massive work takes a neutral look at the case by providing a much-needed "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink", "no-stone-unturned", all inclusive look at the most important avenue of the crime: the medical evidence. In the process, the author has uncovered much new and overlooked materials, based on years of research and contacting many primary witnesses, as the author did with his first book, as well. Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy is the ultimate book on the Secret Service. JFK-From Parkland to Bethesda: The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium is the ultimate book on the medical evidence.
From the Inside FlapI first began working on this book in July 1998, shortly after a fire at my home, as a means to distract myself in a pleasant way as the fire restoration workers completed their tasks. The project soon took on a life of its own as what was once just a passionate hobby became an obsession, with the goal of compiling every known (and unknown/ overlooked) medical evidence related bit of testimony, statements, and excerpts I could find.
Starting merely with a wish to make sense of the disjointed 26 volumes of the Warren Commission I owned at the time (rare books I later sold and which are now available, scanned and free to the world, online), I soon began to have a dream of clarifying and compiling the work of the HSCA, the then just-ended work of the ARRB, all the countless books written on the case, etc.
In short order, the book became a labor of love and, although somewhat secondary to my pet project of Secret Service studies, evolved into an important work on its own terms.
From the Back CoverNO OTHER BOOK has ever compiled virtually every known statement or revelation related to the JFK assassination medical evidence.
After 50-plus years, there CAN be fresh revelations and discoveries in the JFK assassination murder mystery and this book is the ultimate place to start!