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Silencing the lone assassin
Canal, John A., 1945-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, [2000]

Physical Description:
x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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E842.9 .C359 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Canal draws on his background in electronics and as an instructor in the US Air Force to challenge the conspiracy theories around the 1963 assassination of John Kennedy. He assembles evidence from the testimony of ballistics experts and doctors; new analysis of bullet fragments; and the phone calls and movements of Oswald, Ruby, and other members of the mob to argue why and how Oswald did it and why the mob would want him silenced. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

John Canal is a retired United States Air Force veteran with a background in electronic system analysis. He has spent seven years researching the Kennedy assassination.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Part I Lee, the Lone Assassin
Chapter 1 The Gunman or Gunmen?p. 5
Chapter 2 Meet Lee Harvey Oswaldp. 25
Chapter 3 No Conspiracyp. 43
Chapter 4 Not an Actp. 47
Chapter 5 Points of No Conspiracyp. 51
Chapter 6 Lee's Motivep. 65
Part II The Mob Silences Lee
About Part IIp. 71
Chapter 7 Oswald in the Big Easyp. 73
Chapter 8 The Assassin's Fate is Sealedp. 87
Chapter 9 A Chronologyp. 93
Chapter 10 The Key Factsp. 103
Chapter 11 Final Thoughtsp. 111
Epiloguep. 113
Appendix I Why Jack Ruby Hit Oswald for the Mobp. 119
Appendix II Chronology - The Life of Lee Harvey Oswaldp. 123
Appendix III Chronology - The Life of Jack Rubyp. 129
Appendix IV Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Report on the Autopsy of JFKp. 133
Appendix V Overview of the Mock Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald and the Testing by Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc. on the JFK Assassinationp. 165
Appendix VI Tests and Analyses on the Assassination Bullet Fragments and Specimensp. 171
Bibliographyp. 177
Referencesp. 181
Indexp. 189