A Farewell to Justice

A Farewell to Justice

Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History

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Working with thousands of previously unreleased documents and drawing on more than one thousand interviews, with many witnesses speaking out for the first time, Joan Mellen revisits the investigation of New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, the only public official to have indicted, in 1969, a suspect in President John F. Kennedy’s murder.Garrison began by exposing the contradictions in the Warren Report, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable pro-Castro Marxist who acted alone in killing Kennedy. A Farewell to Justice reveals that Oswald, no Marxist, was in fact working with both the FBI and the CIA, as well as with U.S. Customs, and that the attempts to sabotage Garrison’s investigation reached the highest levels of the U.S. government. Garrison interviewed various individuals involved in the assassination, ranging from Clay Shaw and CIA contract employee David Ferrie to a Marine cohort of Oswald named Kerry Thornley, who at the very least was a Defense Intelligence Agency asset. Garrison’s suspects included CIA-sponsored soldiers of fortune enlisted in assassination attempts against Fidel Castro, an anti-Castro Cuban asset, and a young runner for the conspirators, interviewed here for the first time by the author.Building upon Garrison’s effort, Mellen uncovers decisive new evidence and clearly establishes the intelligence agencies’ roles in both a president’s assassination and its cover-up, set in motion well before the actual events of November 22, 1963.

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New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's crusade to try a suspect in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was immortalized in the Oliver Stone film, JFK. Revisiting the trial, Mellen (English and creative writing, Temple U.), who was incidentally involved in the investigation and met Garrison in 1969, reconstructs his investigation, supplementing it with new information from recently declassified documents and interviews with a number of the actors, including suspected plotters Clay Shaw and David Ferrie. She argues that Garrison was correct in his assertions about CIA involvement in the assassination and seeks to show how both CIA and FBI officers (including Watergate's "Deep Throat," Mark Felt) conspired to torpedo Garrison's efforts to get to the bottom of the assassination. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781574889734
Characteristics: xxvii, 547 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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May 20, 2013

(Of important note: In 1975, former CIA director, Richard Helms, in testifying under oath before congress, did admit that Clay Shaw had worked for the CIA, therefore Shaw had perjured himself during the trial brought against him by Jim Garrison!) Prof. Mellen does an incredible job of piecing together exhaustive research; an highly superior book and level of achievement on the professor's part, which has never been adequately honored. Overall though, those books which best explain what happened, and those responsible: "Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency" by Donald Gibson / / / "Brothers: the hidden history of the Kennedy years" by David Talbot / / / "JFK and the Unspeakable" by James Douglass / / / "Rockefellerocracy" by Richard James DeSocio / / / "Mary's Mosaic" by Peter Janney / / / H.P. Albarelli's "A Terrible Mistake" / / / "Reclaiming Parkland" by James DiEugenio/// "The Kennedy Assassination Coverup" by Donald Gibson /// "Conspiracy Theory in America" by Lance deHaven-Smith.


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