Best-selling author David Wayne praises “Survivor’s Guilt”
(author of the 2012 NY Times best-seller “Dead Wrong” with actor/ author/ comedian Richard Belzer and the forthcoming 2013 book “Hit List”)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT BOOK May 28, 2012
by David R. Wayne
I was so happy to see this now available at Amazon because it is a very noteworthy and complete study on an extremely important facet of contemporary history. Mr. Palamara truly is the leading civilian authority on the U.S. Secret Service and he exceeds our hopes in this excellent book. It is a very thorough study of what was one of the most important, yet most overlooked aspects of the JFK assassination…..namely…….WHAT DID THE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS SAY? This book answers that question and you will often be surprised at their answers. The facts are compiled flawlessly and we are presented with a very clear picture of what happened through the eyes of those who were right there. If you think there was no “security stripping” for President Kennedy on the Dallas trip, then you should really read this book. If you do not know who was responsible for changing the motorcade route, READ THIS BOOK. And if you think Oswald fired shots from the rear and there were no other shots, then READ THE TESTIMONY of the U.S. Secret Service agents. This is one of the most interesting books out there and truly worth the time.
Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology.
Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy.
Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination.
All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works.
Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library.
Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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