Government Reports

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Report, aka The Warren Report ,1964,.The famous report is the basis for all the discuusion that has followed since.

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Hearings ,1964,. The 26 volumes of appendices containing selected hearings and exhibits before the Warren Commission available on CD-ROM.

The House Select Committee to Study the Assassination of President Kennedy, Final Report and Hearings ,1979,. While supporting the Warren Report on many issues, the HSCA Final Report concludes that Kennedy was "probably" killed by a conspiracy. The HSCA's Report and 12 volumes of hearings and exhibits are availableon line and on CD-ROM.


Michael Benson, Who's Who in the JFK Assassination, A comprehensive list of people associated with the assassination.

Jim Bishop, The Day Kennedy Was Shot ,Funk & Wagnall, 1968; Bantam, 1969,. An account of the assassination based largely on the Warren Commission's work.

Walt Brown, The People V. Lee Harvey Oswald ,Carroll & Graf, 1992,. Brown believes Oswald would not have been convicted of the assassination.

Walt Brown, The Warren Omission ,Delmar, 1996,. A micro-study of the Warren Commission procedures, focusing on the important issues the Commission didn't investigate. A worthwhile and interesting read for newcomers and long-time researchers alike. See Walt Brown's JFK/Deep Politics Quarterly Website for ordering information.

John Canal, Silencing the Lone Assassin ,Paragon House, 2000, Supports the theory that Oswald killed JFK acting alone, but propses that Ruby was hired by the mob to prevent Oswlad from revealing information regarding the CIA-Mob plots to kill Castro.

Crenshaw, Dr Charles A., JFK: Conspiracy of Silence ,Signet, 1992, The controversial Doctor who helped treat JFK at Parkland Hospital reports on what he saw that he believes proves that JFK was shot from the front.

Davidson, Jean Oswald's Game ,W.W. Norton, 1983, Supports much of the Warren Commission, but raises questions about Sylvia Odio's reported meeting with Lee Oswald.

Edward Jay Epstein, Inquest ,Viking Press, 1966,. A ground breaking critical look at he inner workings of the Warren Commission.

Edward Jay Epstein, Counterplot ,Viking Press, 1969,. A critical look at Jim Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw. Out of print.

Edward Jay Epstein, Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald ,Reader's Digest Press, 1978,. Epstein's biography of Oswald. Out of print.

James Fetzer, ed., Assassination Science ,Catfeet Press, 1998,. A controversial collection of conspiracy-oriented critiques of the forensic evidence, including a theory that the Zapruder film was fake.

Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation ,Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993,. An inside look from the HSCA investigator who believes the House committee failed to solve the assassination.

Stewart Galanor, Cover-Up ,Kestrel, 1998,. A detailed review is posted at Tracy Parnell's Lee Harvey Oswald Research Site.

Jim Garrison, On the Trail of the Assassins ,Sheridan Square Press, 1988,. The New Orlean District Attorney who prosecuted Clay Shaw presents his story. The basis for much of Oliver Stone's JFK. Out of print.

Robert Groden, The Killing of a President ,Viking, 1993,. A collection of assassination-related photos, including some of Groden's controversial color autopsy photos of JFK.

Warren Hinckle and William Turner, Deadly Secrets ,Thunder's Mouth Press, 1992,. An expanded version of The Fish Is Red ,1981,. The theory that anti-Castro Cubans and CIA rogues killed Kennedy in retaliation for JFK's "soft" stance on Cuba and the Bay of Pigs disaster.

James P. Hosty, Jr., with Thomas C. Hosty, Assignment: Oswald ,Arcade Publications, 1996,. The Famous FBI agent presents his side of the story, and speculates on his theories.

Henry Hurt, Reasonable Doubt ,Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985,

Seth Kantor, The Ruby Cover-up ,Zebra, 1992, originally published as Who Was Jack Ruby?,. The man who claims to have seen Ruby at Parkland hospital, offers his case for Ruby as gun runner and hitman.

James Kirkwood, American Grotesque ,Simon & Schuster, 1970,. A detailed account of the trial of Clay Shaw. Highly critical of tJim Garrison's prosecution. Out of print.

Ray and Mary La Fontaine, Oswald Talked ,Pelican, 1996,. The Lafontaine's believe Oswald admiited involvement in the assassination while held by the Dallas Police. Here is a critical review of this book.

Patricia Lambert, False Witness: The Real Story of the Jim Garrison Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK ,M. Evans and Company, 1999,. A critical look at the Garrison prosecution of Clay Saw. Here is a supporting review of this book

Mark Lane, Rush to Judgment ,Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966; Thunder's Mouth, 1992,. A defense brief for Oswald from the man who was defending him from the start.

Mark Lane, Plausible Denial ,Thunder's Mouth, 1991,. Lane's version of his lawsuit with Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.

Lattimer, Dr. John K., Kennedy and Lincoln; Medical & Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations. ,Harcourt, Brace ,Jovanovich, 1980, Includes the results of Lattimer's recreation tests for time necessary to fire the MC and the single bullet theory.

Lincoln Lawrence and Kenn Thomas ,editor,, Mind Control, Oswald & JFK: Were We Controlled? ,Steamshovel Press, 1997, Originally published in 1967, Were We Controlled Theorizes that Oswald was under some sort of mind control.

David Lifton, Best Evidence ,Macmillan, 1980; Carroll & Graf, 1988,. The popular book that theorizes that JFK's body was altered prior to the autopsy. Out of print.

Harrison Livingstone and Robert Groden, High Treason ,Conservatory Press, 1989; Berkley, 1990; Carroll and Graf, 1998,. Covers a wide range of conspiracy evidence.

Harrison Livingstone, High Treason 2 ,Carroll & Graf, 1991,. Utilizes extensive interviews with key medical eyewitnesses, and theorizes about the forgery of the autopsy photographs and X-rays to make a case for conspiracy

Harrison Livingstone, Killing the Truth ,Carroll & Graf, 1993,. Covers the HSCA's "acoustics evidence," further discussion of the physical evidence, and allegations regarding the origins of the alleged assassination plot.

Priscilla Johnson McMillan, Marina and Lee ,Harper & Row, 1977,. Focuses on Lee and Marina Oswald's marriage, and tends to support the Warren Commission's conclusions. Out of print.

Norman Mailer, Oswald's Tale ,Random House, 1993,. An Oswald biography, that is most valuable for its first-ever interviews of a number of Oswald's USSR associates. Out of print.

William Manchester, The Death of a President ,Popular Library, 1968,. No necessarily an "assassination book" it focuses on JFK's last hours and the impact his death had on the nation. Out of print.

Jim Marrs, Crossfire ,Carroll & Graf, 1989,. Covers most of the important ground concerning the case for a conspiracy.

Sylvia Meagher, Accessories after the Fact ,Bobbs-Merrill, 1967; Vintage, 1976,. A well documented critique of the Warren Report. Out of print.

Bonar Menninger with Howard Donahue, Mortal Error ,St. Martin's Press, 1992,. A controversial theory that a Secret Service agent accidentally fired the fatal shot from the car behind Kennedy. Out of print.

Jim Moore, Conspiracy of One ,1992,. A more recent suuporter of the lone assassin theory. Out of print.

Robert Morrow, First-Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the CIA-Mafia Plot to Kill JFK ,1995,. Controversial claims about the assassination. Here is a critical review of this book.

Dale Myers, With Malice ,Oak Cliff Press, 1998,. This thorough study of the killing of Officer J. D. Tippit supporting the conclusion that Oswald allone was Tippits assailant. Here is a supporting review of this book

Oleg M. Nechiporenko and Todd P. Bludeau ,Translator,, Passport to Assassination: The Never-Before-Told Story of Lee Harvey Oswald by the KGB Colonel Who Knew Him ,Birch Lane, 1993,. An account from one of the Soviet consuls who claims to have met with Oswald in Mexico City. Includes information from KGB files on Oswald.

Albert Newman, The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: The Reasons Why ,Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1970,. Details Oswald's day-to-day activities to prove why he killed. Out of print.

John Newman, Oswald and the CIA ,Carroll & Graf, 1995,. An analysis of the CIA's relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald, based mostly on declassified government documents. Out of print.

Mark North, Act of Treason ,Carroll & Graf, 1991,. Theorizes on a passive role for J. Edgar Hoover in a Mafia conspiracy plot. Out of print.

Gerald Posner, Case Closed ,Random House, 1993,. The controversial best seller supports the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing JFK.

L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK. ,Birch Lane, 1993,. Prouty, is a former Pentagon liaison to the CIA and the basis for Donald Sutherland's "X" character in Oliver Stone's JFK. He presents some of the popular evidence of a "government conspiracy". Out of print.

Gus Russo, Live by the Sword ,Bankcroft Press, 1998,. Focusses on JFK's Cuban policies, and how the anti Castro Cubans and the CIA may have been responsible for JFK's death.

Gary Savage, JFK: First Day Evidence ,Shoppe Press, 1993,. Rusty Livingston worked for decades in the Dallas Police Department's crime lab. Evidence that he rediscovered after all these years throws new light on several age-old issues.

David Scheim, Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President Kennedy ,Shapolsky Books, 1988,. One of the most popular "the mob did it" books.

Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK ,University of California Press, 1993,. A look into the politics and relationships behind the murder of JFK.

Larry Sneed, No More Silence: An Oral History of the Assassination of President Kennedy ,Three Forks Press, 1998,. An excellent collection of eyewitness accounts.

Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, notes by Jane Rusconi, JFK: The Book of the Film. ,Applause, 1992, The shooting script of the film, supplemented with reviews and other information.

Anthony Summers, Not in Your Lifetime ,Shooting Star Press, 1998; originally published as Conspiracy, McGraw Hill, 1980; Paragon House, 1989, 1991,. A case for conspiracy, drawing upon the official record and Summers' own interviews.

Richard B. Trask, Pictures of the Pain ,Yeoman Press, 1994,. A discussion of the photographic record of the assassination, including many of the photos themselves.

Noel Twyman, Bloody Treason ,Laurel, 1998,. A expansive conspiracy book that ties together a vast number of people

Harold Weisberg, Whitewash ,self-published, 1965; Dell, 1966,. The original Warren Commission Critic.

Harold Weisberg, Whitewash II: The FBI-Secret Service Coverup ,self-published, 1966; Dell, 1966,. This sequel focuses on how the Warren Commission operated.

Harold Weisberg, Post Mortem ,self-published, 1969, 1976,. A microanalysis of the autopsy evidence.

Harold Weisberg, Never Again! ,Carroll & Graf, 1993,. A response to the controversial Journal of the American Medical Association's defense of Kennedy's autopsy pathologists.

Garry Wills and Ovid Demaris Jack Ruby account of Jack Ruby the man, and the murder case against him.