My memories of Vince Bugliosi
Vince was a very intelligent, witty and, at times, funny guy. He always called me “Pisan” (Italian for “friend”, in case you didn’t know [we are both Italian]) and was pretty nice to me. He was gracious enough to send me a free cd of music he absolutely loved- old romantic Spanish music with majestic singers and very good acoustic guitar players. We spoke a number of times in 2007 and corresponded a few times, as well. I will always cherish one quote, in particular-
Vince Bugliosi letter to Vince Palamara dated 7/14/07:
“I want you to know that I am very impressed with your research abilities and the enormous amount of work you put into your investigation of the Secret Service regarding the assassination. You are, unquestionably, the main authority on the Secret Service with regard to the assassination. I agree with you that they did not do a good job protecting the president (e.g. see p. 1443 of my book)…”
I absolutely love his book on the O.J. Simpson case “Outrage”, “Helter Skelter” is a classic, and “Reclaiming History” is the best lone-nut book ever (so good it converted me for a few months in 2007 [see my reviews of Doug Horne’s book at Amazon for more]
I made Vince laugh out loud once- he called me and, seeing who it was via caller i.d., I answered the phone “TEX WATSON HERE“!!!
(I have a goofy sense of humor!)
I also made Vince laugh another time when he wanted a quote for his book: my original quote was “all other books are pure moonshine” (a play on one of his favorite sayings)
Despite the controversy my conversion of 2007 caused way back when [like Deb Galentine and Pat Speer, among others, I went from CT to LN to CT again], I will always hold Vince in fond esteem. RIP
P.S. I feel sorry for Harry Livingstone: this REALLY overshadows his death!