With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit

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9780966270976: With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit

Book by Dale K. Myers

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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the events that surround it have been examined and dissected like no other event in American history. Yet the shooting of J.D. Tippit remains one of the most overlooked, misunderstood - and often twisted - aspects of this horrific crime. Perhaps, that is why I was drawn to the murder of this Dallas Patrolman.

For more than twenty years, I sifted through documents and testimony in an attempt to piece together the truth about Tippit's murder. Although the story they told was fascinating, I soon found the 'human element' the key to unraveling many of the myths and rumors that have sprung up around this case. Interviewing many of those involved in this story was an unexpected eye-opener. Their recollections flushed out many of the details that have puzzled students of the assassination over the years. Their stories put a human face on the Tippit drama, and supplied emotion where cold fact had once stood guard. In an effort to capture at least some of this essential human ingredient, much of the dialogue and memories in this book are verbatim from transcripts, testimony, and recollections. This is their story, in their own words.

Most of the mystery that shrouds the Kennedy assassination has been unwittingly preserved by a populace unable or unwilling to look for the answers. The fact that the official record remains scattered in government files around the country has not made it easy to challenge what has been written in the past. Yet, the truth is there, waiting to be discovered. Some mysteries remain, of course. That's to be expected in a case that has lain forgotten and neglected for more than three decades. Because many of the participants are now deceased, including several interviewed for this book, there are some answers that are destined to remain elusive. Still, the picture that emerges from this weave of human recollection is remarkably clear and consistent. More than anything, it is the ease with which these multiple perspectives mesh together that feels the most like truth.

In many ways, this book represents the investigation that Oswald's own untimely death cut short.

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A second-by-second account of the murder of Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippit - killed forty-five minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.

157 photographs in text
16 color plates
13 maps and illustrations
182 documents
Over 1,000 reference notes

I still wonder what would have been the consequences for Dallas had Oswald escaped? Until author Dale Myers so painstakingly retraced the event, the person I consider a national hero, Officer Tippit, had remained largely a faceless player in the JFK assassination cast. Yet Tippit's showdown with Oswald had a momentous impact on the outcome. Thanks to Myers, maybe history will remember the price Tippit paid in the performance of duty in 1963. (James Ewell, former Dallas Morning News reporter)

...a fascinating web of fact vs. fantasy, of the frantic confusion that began with the shots that killed the President on November 22, 1963...Thirty-five years later, Myers has wrapped up the story. His answers make sense. They're supported by pillars of fact and analysis. They should stand. (Robert H. Johnson, Associated Press (Ret.))

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