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The Weight of the Evidence; The Warren Report and Its Critics

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The Weight of the Evidence; The Warren Report and Its Critics

by David, Jay [Pseudonym for Adler, Bill]

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New York: Meredith Press, 1968. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. xii, 303, [3] pages. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Sticker residue inside front cover. Some edge soiling. The editor has been bibliographically identified as Bill Adler. Within three years of the publication of the Warren Report, it had provoked a storm of criticism, countercriticism, and controversy. Many Americans had expressed some hesitancy in accepting its conclusions. How could the Report have failed to gain the confidence of the entire world? This book hopes to clarify the situation. Without taking sides, it presents the most significant theories and arguments by the most important critics, also with counterarguments by leading defenders of the Warren Report. In addition, this book includes a number of selections encompassing a wade assortment of lesser-know theories and theorists who have made significant contributions to the Warren Report literature. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of being the P. T. Barnum of books by conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of them — prompting one magazine to anoint him "the most fevered mind" in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children's letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. William Jay Adler was born in Brooklyn on May 14, 1929. His parents died when he was a child, and he was raised by relatives. He attended Brooklyn College for three years and was drafted into the Army. He applied for Armed Forces Radio, saying he had experience in broadcasting, though he did not. He was a disc jockey in Tokyo until his discharge in 1953. He then worked in broadcasting, as humor editor at McCall's magazine and as a book editor for Playboy, where he first came up with book ideas. One brainstorm was to ask the Kennedy White House if he could read mail sent to the president. In a time of much looser security, he was allowed to spend the day copying letters in the White House post office and told to turn out the lights when he left. "Kids Letters to President Kennedy" (1961) was his first big success. His "Letters From Vietnam" (1967) offered a glimpse of the human side of the war. The critic Orville Prescott, writing in Saturday Review, called it "quietly moving.".


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The Weight of the Evidence; The Warren Report and Its Critics
David, Jay [Pseudonym for Adler, Bill]
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John F. Kennedy, Warren Commission, Assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Edward Jay Epstein, Mark Lane, Conspiracy, Fletcher Knebel, Grassy Knoll, Harold Weisberg, Law Enforcement, Forensic Evidence, Bill Adler

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