Chapter

The Official Version

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780748624102
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0004
The Official Version

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In the battle lines that have been drawn up since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, critics of many different stripes have challenged what has become known as the ‘establishment version’ or the ‘official version’. That version is in fact made up of a number of monumental investigations and reports commissioned and conducted by various branches of the federal government, not all of which are in agreement. This chapter recounts the history of the political manoeuvres that led to the establishment of each of the inquiries, before going on to analyse their main findings as well as their strategies of representation.

Keywords: President John F. Kennedy; assassination; establishment version; US government

Chapter.  14202 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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