Book review by Steven R. Maher
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a turning point in American history. It led to the escalation of the Vietnam war, an explosion of racial and anti-war riots, and the Nixon presidency. It began what one national publication called one of the most depressing periods in American history.
One of the prominent subcultures within the Kennedy assassination research community revolves around the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA’s relationship to alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is explored in John Newman’s 2008 edition of “Oswald and the CIA.”
“The purpose of this book is to carry out an examination of the internal records on Oswald in light of the newly released materials,” writes Newman. “The story in these pages is a story about how a redefector from the Soviet Union became increasingly embroiled with targets of the CIA and FBI about how he was used in New Orleans and in Mexico City, and about how, after the Kennedy assassination, history was altered to obscure these links with the president’s accused murderer.” Continue reading OSWALD AND THE CIA – By John Newman