Infamy, started as a bibliographical project. Sometime around the end of 2011, I began to think that some sort of survey of the Kennedy assassination literature was in order. I had not come across anything like that during my own reading on the subject. Moreover, a substantial amount of valuable research and writing appeared during the decade that preceded the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy’s death. A guide to these books, as well as some of the lasting work from earlier years, would be helpful to other people interested in this field.

Here is a list of books on the subject, with links to Amazon, in no special order. What books do you think ought to appear in this list?


Whitewash: The Report on the Warren Report, Harold Weisberg, October 1, 2013 (1965)

Rush to Judgment, Mark Lane, 1966

The Death of a President: November 20 – November 25, 1963, William Manchester, October 8, 2013 (1967)

Dr. Mary’s Monkey, Edward T. Haslam, April 1, 2007

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot, June 3, 2008

Me & Lee: How I came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald, Judyth Vary Baker, October 22, 2011

Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case, James DiEugenio, November 15, 2012 (Second Edition)

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace, Peter Janney, April 2, 2012

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, James W. Douglass, October 2011 (April 30, 2008)

Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination, November 5, 2013

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Vincent Bugliosi, May 15, 2007

Case Closed, Gerald Posner, September 9, 2003

The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Richard Hofstadter, June 10, 2008 (Republished)

Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas, Cass R. Sunstein, March 18, 2014

A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, Philip Shenon, October 29, 2013

Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination, Anthony Summers, October 1, 2013

Cold Case Kennedy: A New Investigation into the Assassination of JFK, Flip de Mey, October 16, 2013

Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies, Dr. Lance Moore, August 24, 2013

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, Roger Stone, with Mike Colapietro, November 6, 2013

LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, Phillip F. Nelson, July 1, 2013

A “Hit” Waiting to Happen: The Intrigue Behind The JFK Motorcade Murder, James R. Duffy, October 27, 2013

The JFK Assassination Diary: My Search for Answers to the Mystery of the Century, Edward Jay Epstein, September 26, 2013

The Echo from Dealey Plaza, Abraham Bolden, January 27, 2009 (Reprint Edition)

Files on JFK: Interviews with Confessed Assassin James E. Files, and More New Evidence of the Conspiracy that Killed JFK, Wim Dankbaar (Editor), September 1, 2008)

On the Trail of the JFK Assassins: A Groundbreaking Look at America’s Most Infamous Conspiracy, Dick Russell, November 22, 2008

Conscience of a Conspiracy Theorist, Robert Lockwood Mills, January 15, 2011

Reason & Reenchantment: The Philosophical, Religious, and Political Thought of David Ray Griffin, John B. Cobb, Jr., Richard Falk, and Catherine Keller (Editors), October 4, 2013

Five Days in November, Clint Hill, with Lisa McCubbin, November 19, 2013

Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, Jim Marrs, January 22, 1993

Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination, Richard Belzer

LBJ and the Kennedy Killing, James T. Tague, October 22, 2013

JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, L. Fletcher Prouty

The Yankee Cowboy War, Carl Oglesby, December 1977

Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy, Michael Piper Collins, 2004 (Sixth Edition)

Killing the Truth: Deceit and Deception in the JFK Case, Harrison Edward Livingstone, November 1993

Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy?, Joachim Joesten, November 7, 2012 (Republished)

The Dark Side of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Joachim Joesten, April 4, 2013 (Republished)

The Hidden History of trhe JFK Assassination, Lamar Waldron, November 12, 2013

Who Really Killed Kennedy, Jerome Corsi, September 17, 2013

The Girl on the Stairs: The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination, Barry Ernest, December 2010

The Secret of the Century, Roger Levine, January 2001

Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, Mark Lane, November 2011

Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK, Douglas P. Horne, November 2009

Bloody Treason, Noel Twyman, January 2010 (1997)

Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Peter Dale Scott, October 1993

Who Killed Kennedy?, Thomas G. Buchanan, 1965 (Out of Print)

The Last Investigation: What Insiders Know about the Assassination of JFK, Gaeton Fonzi, November 1993

The Last Investigation: A Former Federal Investigator Reveals the Man Behind the Conspiracy to Kill JFK, Gaeton Fonzi, September 3, 2013 (Republished)

A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, H. P. Albarelli, Jr., April 2012

LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, Phillip F. Nelson, November 22, 2011

Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect the President, Vincent Palamara, 2005

JFK: A Conspiracy of Silence, Charles A,. Crenshaw, April 7, 1992

Trauma Room One: The JFK Medical Coverup Exposed, Charles A. Crenshaw, November 22, 2001

Best Evidence, David S. Lifton, November 1, 1992

Someone Would Have Talked, Larry Hancock, November 1, 2010

Six Seconds in Dallas, Josiah Thompson, January 1967

Conspiracy, Anthony Summers, June 1980

Warren Commission Report: Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Warren Commission, February 15, 1992 (Republished)

On the Trail of the Assassins, Jim Garrison, October 16, 2012 (Republished)

High Treason: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: What Really Happened, Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone, March 1989

The Killing of a President: The Complete Photographic Record of the JFK Assassination, the Conspiracy, and the Cover-Up, Robert J. Groden, September 1, 1994

The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald: A Comprehensive Photographic Record, Robert J. Groden, November 1, 1995

David Ferrie: Mafia Pilot, Participant in Anti-Castro Bioweapon Plot, Friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and Key to the JFK Assassination, Judyth Vary Baker, October 22, 2014

The Men on the Sixth Floor, Glen Sample and Mark Collom, July 4, 2010

Infamy: Political Crimes and Their Consequences, Steven Greffenius, January 8, 2017

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