Mortal Error

Mortal Error

The Shot That Killed JFK

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the ballistic evidence from President Kennedy's assassination, argues that two weapons were involved, and identifies mistakes in the Warren Commission report

Blackwell North Amer
In 1967, a Baltimore man named Howard Donahue began investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Like countless Americans, Donahue was fascinated by the events in Dallas. But what separated him from other amateur sleuths, and even the Warren Commission experts, was a lifetime's experience with guns and ballistics.
In the years ahead, these two attributes, plus bulldoglike tenacity, would carry Donahue on a spellbinding journey back to that tragic day in 1963. Thanks to his understanding of ballistics--and some remarkable luck--Donahue was able to spot discrepancies in the evidence that had been missed both by the Warren Commission experts and by critics of the Commission's Report. So he kept digging, trying to understand. And finally Donahue pieced together the facts and came to a shocking conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald could not have fired the shot that shattered Kennedy's skull, and, in Donahue's judgment, only one other person could have. He was convinced he knew who pulled the trigger, and why this savage irony had remained buried for so long.
In Mortal Error, Bonar Menninger chronicles Donahue's twenty-five-year investigation of President Kennedy's death and the stunning revelation it led him to. In crisp, rapid-fire prose, Menninger relates one of the greatest true-life detective stories ever told. More important, he offers solutions to questions that have haunted America for nearly thirty years.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1992.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312080747
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 MEN
Characteristics: xiv, 361 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 25, 2017

Found Menninger on with a long, detailed story about the shot that killed Kennedy. Very, very convincing. He also links to a Sun Magazine article from 1977 that relates the Donahue investigation which led to this book. I want to read this book.

Dec 08, 2015

Finally, 50 years after his assassination and more than a dozen books that never reached a solid conclusion - we have "Mortal Error" that, due to the efforts of a firearms and ballistics expert, finally shows what happened that day. The kill shot was an accident. Now read the book to know who and how. I'm glad I finally know.


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