In 1967, a Baltimore man named Howard Donahue began investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Like countless Americans, Donahue was fascinated by the events in Dallas. But what separated him from other amateur sleuths, and even the Warren Commission experts, was a lifetime's experience with guns and ballistics. In Mortal Error, Bonar Menninger chronicles Donahue's twenty-five-year investigation of President Kennedy's death and the stunning revelation it led him to. In crisp, rapid-fire prose, Menninger relates one of the greatest true-life detective stories ever told. More important, he offers solutions to questions that have haunted America for 50 years.
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I bought this book because it was referenced in an excellent documentary about the JFK assassination played last November to commemorate 50 years since that event. I first tried to borrow it from my local library but was 20 on the list of borrowers waiting. It provided the whole history of the development of the theory of the bullet that killed JFK written in a matter-of-fact style; the evidence of the various enquiries was clearly summarised, pro and con the theory.
I compared "Mortal Error" with several other books about the JFK assassination, but there really is no comparison, because the incredibly detailed/ concise evidences to virtually prove that the final fatal shot was actually fired by accident by one of the secret service protectors of the president (how sadly ironic is that)are way, WAY beyond any reasonable doubt. The only conspiracy (& after the fact) was simply to cover up that sad incompetence by the secret service protectors. The US govt. must finally/ simply admit the real truth to all and they will not only learn from their mistakes, they will regain much credibility/ confidence with their own citizens at long last, Rgds, I.M.
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 24th September 2013
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53