My top 30 plus favorite JFK assassination books + FAVORITE DVDs and more:

My top 30 plus favorite JFK assassination books + FAVORITE DVDs and more:

[in no particular order except to say that #1-#3 are my favorite books of the moment; see bottom three images for late additions]

With all due respect to “the classics” (can you say “dated”?) and any other titles I did not include (can you say “my learned opinion circa 2021?”), their omission of which may offend you:

1) Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination by James DiEugenio (2013) and updated in 2018 as The JFK Assassination: The Evidence Today (2018)

2) The Lee Harvey Oswald Files: Why the CIA killed Kennedy by Flip de Mey (2016)


3) Cold Case Kennedy: A New Investigation Into the Assassination of JFK by Flip de Mey (2013) 


4) Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies: From the Warren Commission to Bill O’Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination by Lance Moore (2013)

5) Undeniable Truths: The Clear and Simple Facts Surrounding the Murder of President John F. Kennedy  by Ed Souza (2014)


6) Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination by Richard Belzer and David Wayne (2013)

7) They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell and David Wayne (2013):

8) Murder in Dealey Plaza Edited by Prof. James Fetzer (2000): Fetzer aside, warts and all, great medical-evidence related information + Weldon + me.

9) JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James Douglass (2010 edition):

10) Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot (2008): 

11) Trauma Room One (2001): The very best of the variations of the late Dr. Charles Crenshaw’s seminal best-selling 1992 tome JFK: Conspiracy of Silence.


12) Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK by Mark Lane (2011):

13) Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case by James DiEugenio (2012/ this Second Edition, not the original 1992 version):

14) Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination by Anthony Summers (2013 edition):

15+) Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK – Volumes 1-5 by Douglas Horne (2009)

16) Girl on the Stairs, The: The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination by Barry Ernest (2013 Pelican edition):

17) Enemy of the Truth, Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination by Sherry Fiester (2012):

18) In the Eye of History: Disclosures in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence by William Matson Law (new 2015 edition updated and expanded WITH DVD):

19) Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit by Joseph McBride (2013):

20) The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy by Larry Sabato (2013 [sorry- I enjoyed this one]):

21) The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK by Abraham Bolden (2008/2009):

22) From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle: One FBI Agent’s View of the JFK Assassination by Don Adams (2012):

23) High Treason 2 by Harrison Livingstone (1992):

24) The Warren Omission by Walt Brown (1996):

25) Bloody Treason by Noel Twyman (1997/1998):

26) Best Evidence by David Lifton (1988 edition):

27) Post Mortem by Harold Weisberg (2013 edition):

28) The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot (2015)


29) John F. Kennedy’s Head Wounds: A Final Synthesis – and a New Analysis of the Harper Fragment by Dr. David Mantik (2015)


30) Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy by Vince Palamara (2013) [sorry- a little egotistical, but what can I say LOL?]









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ESSENTIAL MEDICAL EVIDENCE RELATED WORKS (in no particular order; please note the exact edition/ version noted):
1) John F. Kennedy’s Head Wounds: A Final Synthesis – and a New Analysis of the Harper Fragment Kindle Edition by Dr. David Mantik (2015) Kindle only;
2) In The Eye of History by William Matson Law (2015 expanded and updated edition with DVD [original edition: 2005]);
3) JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda by Vince Palamara (2015)- compendium on the medical evidence;
4) Inside The ARRB by Douglas Horne (2009)- all 5 volumes;
5) Frozen In Time: The Assassination of JFK: Critical Insights and Analysis by Mark Goode (2015)- excellent synthesis and overview;
6) The JFK Assassination Revisited: A Synthesis by James Rinnovatore (2014)- Excellent “cliff notes” on the state of the JFK case a la Lifton and Horne
7) High Treason 2 by Harrison Livingstone (1992);
8) Trauma Room One by Charles Crenshaw (2001)- the best of the 3 versions of Crenshaw’s book JFK: Conspiracy of Silence (1992), also released as JFK Has Been Shot (2013), for its unique essays at the end by Dr. Aguilar and others;
9) Murder In Dealey Plaza by Prof. James Fetzer (2000)- excellent chapters by Mantik, Aguilar, and Weldon;
10) Best Evidence by David Lifton (1981; the 1988 Carroll and Graf edition includes the autopsy photos and is, in my opinion, the best edition/ version);
11) Bloody Treason by Noel Twyman (1997);
12) Either The Killing of a President (1993) or especially JFK: Absolute Proof (2013) by Robert Groden;
13) JFK: The Case For Conspiracy DVD by Robert Groden- essential

14) High Treason by Harrison Livingstone and Robert Groden (the 1998 edition);

15) Post Mortem by Harold Weisberg (1975)

16) First On the Scene, Interviews With Parkland Hospital Doctors on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Brad Parker (2014)