Review: Oswald and the CIAAvis de journaliste - Kirkus Reviews
Intelligence veteran Newman (History/Univ. of Maryland; JFK and Vietnam, 1992) tackles Lee Harvey Oswald ""the file"" rather than ""the man."" In this case ""the file"" refers to roughly 250,000 pages of documents from the CIA, FBI, DOD, Army, Navy, and the American Embassy in Moscow, recently released by the JFK Assassination Records Review Board. Newman's thesis after ploughing through this mountain of bumf: ""The CIA had a keen operational interest in Lee Harvey Oswald from the day he defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 until the day he was murdered in the basement of the Dallas Police Department."" Newman bases his case on inferences that follow from paperwork discrepancies. For instance, he makes much of the fact that Oswald was one of 300 people whose mail was opened by the supersecret and illegal HT/LINGUAL program even before his CIA ""201"" file was opened. That is, he seems to have been of intense interest to the CIA before the first evidence of mild interest, normally indicated by the opening of a 201 file. There are intriguing things here, for instance, about the fact that as a former Marine radar operator Oswald possessed limited but potentially explosive information on the U-2 program when he defected. However, much of the book is a wearying trek along the paper trail. Newman has performed a gargantuan digestive task of turning 250,000 pages of documents into a narrative that is at least coherent, if unfocused, and at its best is impressively painstaking. However, at its worst, it seems like an odd and terrifying genetic cross between the Zapruder tape and Warhol's film of a man sleeping. Exhaustive, tedious, and diffuse, this study eschews sensationalism but threatens death by minutiae.
Review: Oswald and the CIAAvis d'utilisateur - Pete daPixie - Goodreads
Dr John Newman wrote this book, going on for twenty years ago, (published in 1995). An Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, at the time of writing this book Newman had spent twenty years ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Oswald and the CIAAvis d'utilisateur - Shaun Appleby - Goodreads
This would have to be the most definitive account of the paper trail surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald's involvement with the security establishment in the US and elsewhere. Interestingly the author's ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Oswald and the CIAAvis d'utilisateur - Nathan - Goodreads
I wish I could say I liked this book more. But at 12,000,350 pages, author John Newman manages to come up short on convincing me of much. Are there unanswered questions about Oswald's relationship ... Consulter l'avis complet