Chapter

The Unofficial 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/9780748624102.003.0005
The Unofficial Version

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This chapter considers the various “unofficial” versions of the Kennedy assasination, from conspiracy theories to forms of popular memorialization of the event. There is a vast literature on the Kennedy assassination, with over two thousand books, countless newspaper, and magazine articles, along with novels and films, not to mention the dozens of journals and websites devoted to the topic. The overwhelming majority develop a conspiracy theory of one stripe or another. Over the past four decades, the public both in the US and elsewhere have come to distrust the official lone gunman version, entertaining instead a host of alternative conspiracy scenarios that have become increasingly complex and all-encompassing.

Keywords: President John F. Kennedy; assassination; conspiracy theories

Chapter.  12458 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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