Book Review: On the Trail of Delusion

On the Trail of Delusion

Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser

By: Fred Litwin

One of the greatest controversies of modern history is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. There are conspiracy theories that range from our own government agencies such as the FBI and the CIA to hit men from other nations. Was Lee Harvey Oswald actually the shooter? If so, did he act alone or did someone or group of people help him and why?

Enter New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison. On March 1, 1967, he charged a gay man, Clay Shaw with conspiracy to murder President Kennedy. Garrison had no solid evidence but that did not stop him. Per Litwin, Garrison was flying under the radar of facts on the wings of his position as an elected official. Garrison made up charges, falsely arrested several “suspects” and ruined lives in the process.

Litwin has done his homework. On the Trail of Delusion contains documents, transcripts and eye witness accounts that contradict Garrison’s claims. It is fascinating to read transcripts and court documents pertaining to one of the most infamous events in United States history.

Sadly, we may never know what really happened that day in Dallas. Litwin provides details and documents that I have never seen before, which is intriguing and interesting. Many books, movies and television shows have depicted their version of the assassination. Some are based in fiction; some are based on half-truths and some are based on solid research and actual documents. It is up to the reader to disseminate the information and draw his or her own conclusion.

I recommend Litwin’s book to anyone that is interested in history and conspiracy theories. Fans of non-fiction will appreciate the research and inclusion of sources that are listed at the end of the book. You may even want to look further by using that information.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy from Scott Lorenz in conjunction with Westwind Book Marketing in exchange for a fair and honest review. Copyright © 2020 Laura Hartman

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