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NCJ Number: 42027 Find in a Library
Title: ASSASSINATION IN AMERICA
Author(s): J MCKINLEY
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Harper and Row
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK IS A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BACKGROUND AND CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE ASSASSINATION OR ATTEMPTED MURDERS OF 12 IMPORTANT NATIONAL FIGURES FROM PRESIDENT LINCOLN TO PRESIDENT FORD.
Abstract: THE STRATEGIES INVOLVED IN PLANNING THE ACTUAL KILLINGS, THE ASSASSINS' PERSONALITIES, THE BACKGROUND ISSUES OF WAR, DEPRESSION, OR RACIAL HATRED FACED BY THE LEADERS THEMSELVES, AND THE NATION'S OFTEN VICIOUS REACTIONS, SHAPED BY FEAR AND ANGER, ARE CHRONICLED IN THIS COLLECTION. THE ATTACKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, JAMES GARFIELD, WILLIAM MCKINLEY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, HUEY LONG, JOHN F. KENNEDY, MALCOLM X, MARTIN LUTHER KING, ROBERT F. KENNEDY, GEORGE WALLACE, AND GERALD FORD ARE EXAMINED. THE AUTHOR ALSO ADDRESSES THE CONTROVERSIES WHICH HAVE SURROUNDED SOME OF THE ASSASSINATIONS, ESPECIALLY OVER THE WARREN REPORT ON THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, THE THEORIES ALLEGING A CONSPIRACY RESPONSIBLE, AND THE DISPUTE OVER THE REAL FACTS IN THE MARTIN LUTHER KING KILLING. ALTHOUGH NO ASSASSINATION IS UNCOMPLICATED, THE AUTHOR CONTRASTS THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CASE AND DRAWS PARALLELS BETWEEN THEM....MSP
Index Term(s): Assassination; Political offenders; Politically motivated violent crimes; Protection of public figures
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