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Best Evidence Mass Market Paperback – Oct 19 1992

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 920 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM); Reprint edition (Oct. 19 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451175735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451175731
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,295,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have read many of the JFK Conspiracy Theory books that are out there. This one lives up to it's title.
Lifton's theory is that wounds were altered between Dallas and Bethesda. He provides credible proof that this could have happened. The pictures in this book only enhance the text and help to clarify the proof he offers.
There are many theories floating around in book form regarding the murder of JFK. This is one theory. However,I find this to be a believable theory. I believe this theory offers a good explanation of the events, particularly the discrepencies in the autopsy photographs. Rather than including everyone that had anything to do with JFK in a cover up, Lifton limits the number of people he includes. This makes it that much more believable in my opinion. (Too many people involved in a cover up and it's no longer a secret right?!) I particularly appreciated the fact that there were new to me pictures included in this book.
I would suggest that for people who are interested in studying the JFK assassination, this book is one that they should read.
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I was probably thirteen or so when I first came across this book in my local bookstore. Back then, I didn't know that there was any reason to question the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK; heck, I didn't even suspect that the American government would ever deliberately lie to the public. This book opened my eyes - and not just about the JFK assassination. It would take me a little while longer to learn to distrust every single thing the government tells me, but David Lifton definitely succeeded in convincing me that the truth about the JFK assassination was not to be found in the Warren Report. All these years later, Best Evidence remains a must-read for those searching for the truth about the events that took place in Dealey Plaza almost fifty years ago. As crowded as the field of books on this subject has grown, this book remains unique in a number of ways.

Lifton was one of the early Warren Report critics; the book was not published until 1980, but Lifton's research efforts began immediately after Life published frames from the Zapruder film. As a graduate student in physics, Lifton knew that a shot from behind would not have caused the violent "back and to the left" motion of President Kennedy's head following the moment of impact. That was the impetus of his work. It quickly became a passion that interrupted and eventually ended his graduate studies (it's pretty difficult to go through the 26 nonindexed volumes of evidence in the Warren Report while pursuing a graduate degree in physics). Unlike some researchers, he was never in this for the money; in fact, I don't know how he managed to support himself over the 15 years or so he devoted to this case.
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Like many others, I have read the Lifton text. While I find many theories interesting, I'm troubled by the lack of "best evidence" when it comes to the surgical alteration of wounds. When and where did this occur? It was my understanding that Jackie Kennedy accompanied the casket from Dallas to Washington. Still, I do not consider Lifton "one of those radical conspiracy theorists". He makes some logical deductions which should inspire further in-depth investigation. To conclude, I was troubled in 1963 and I remain troubled in the year 2000. To believe a lone gunman killed JFK is simply absurd. The film of the assassination speaks volumes. JFK was shot from the front and not the rear. The "single bullet theory" is laughable and is accepted only by those not well versed in ballistics and the basic principles of physics. Strange isn't it? A total of 37 years have passed since this tragic event and the cover-up continues. Will the American people ever know the truth of what happened on that dismal and unforgettable November day?
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I found Lifton's book both fascinating and enlightening. Never before have I found such dedicated and in-depth study of the actual documented evidence without hint of hysteria or paranoia. The trouble with films like 'JFK' based on the work of theorists life Grodin, is that, for all it's grassy-knoll witnesses and government sources, it simply is too lazy or credulous to look at the medical evidence. In one of his books, Grodin dimisses the pre-autopsy surgery theory out of hand. He would rather think that the autopsy doctors were all in on the conspiracy, so he doesn't have to explain certain discrepancies in his theory. Like the back wound. And the missing brain. Such "Dealey Plaza-based" reconstructions soon fall apart after investigation and bring ridicule on conspiracy believers. Not so Lifton's work. Every statement is backed up by substantiated and credible evidence. His clear, analytical thinking is one thing rare in many similar books which recycle old theories with their circular logic. Lifton's lifelong commitment to this subject shows through his exhaustive research.
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They say truth is stranger than fiction. People often ask whether David Lifton is in touch with reality? Or is he intricately locked in a nightmare from which he never awoke? For my part, this is a genuine soul search. Lifton didn't gravitate in blind fury towards conspiracy. He didn't suspect vast numbers of people of deliberately hiding the truth. Whatever you think of his thesis, "Best Evidence" is saturated in analysis and held together by relentless logic. For me this makes his theory incredible. It also makes it impossible to dismiss. Suppose, if you will, that Oswald was the sole killer of JFK. In that case Lifton is totally wrong and his book is grotesque fiction. But it remains logical. His logic is just based on a false premise (to use his own language). For me the question is: are any of his crucial premises false? Lifton's conlusion is fantastic. But consider the alternative. For Lifton to be wrong, all the Parkland Hospital doctors and nurses, who originally attended Kennedy, collectively misperceived or falsely described what they saw. Or if they didn't, then all the Bethesda autopsy witnesses did. Lifton doesn't pull this testimony out of thin air. It's on the record. Lifton accounts for all of it in a way few other authors have done. Most critics on the subject rely on discrediting witnesses, usually on a large scale. The same problem applies to defenders of the Warren Report. The point about David Lifton is that he doesn't discredit. He explains. His explanation is outrageous, bizare and even absurd. Logic can be like that at times.
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