JFK: The Last Dissenting Witness

JFK: The Last Dissenting Witness
Author: Bill Sloan
Language English
Pages: 256
ISBN10: 0882899228
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.92
ISBN13: 9780882899220
Published: March 31st 1992 by Pelican Publishing Company

November 22, 1963, is a day not easily forgotten. A sunny, picturesque Dallas day quickly turned into calamity when several mysterious shots descended on the presidential motorcade at Dealey Plaza near the Texas School Book Depository. Amid the confusion were two people with unique vantage points: Abraham Zapruder and Jean Hill.

Zapruder, armed with his Super Eight camera, filmed what would be the only movie footage of the assassination. Hill, the woman in red in the Zapruder film, stood than ten feet away from the presidential limousine facing the now-famous grassy knoll. From there, she saw a gunman fire the shot that exploded the president's skull.

That gunman was NOT Lee Harvey Oswald. Despite the years of inner turmoil and harassment from the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, and Warren Commission, this courageous Dallas schoolteacher has held firm to her belief that the truth must be known about what happened the day the president was murdered. Working as a key consultant on the Oliver Stone film JFK inspired Hill to finally tell of her ordeal. My friendship with Oliver Stone and his belief in me gave me the confidence I needed to do this book, Hill says. JFK: The Last Dissenting Witness tells the rest of Jean Hill's story--the part to which the film merely alludes. With the help of Bill Sloan, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and veteran Dallas newspaperman, Hill reveals long-kept secrets which federal authorities tried desperately to suppress.

Hill, the closest, most important surviving eyewitness to the assassination, is the last major witness to publicly dispute the findings of the Warren Commission. Her gripping account of what happened that fateful autumn day, and the web of intrigue and conspiracy that followed, reveals more evidence that the Warren Report was clumsy and reached the wrong conclusion. Oliver Stone provides the foreword to what may well be the most thought-provoking story surrounding the Kennedy assassination.