Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live - Steven M. Gillon

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live

Author: Steven M. Gillon

  • Publication Date: 2013-11-05
  • Category: True Crime
4 Score: 4
(From 22 Ratings)


What did Lee Harvey Oswald do in the 48 hours after he shot President John F. Kennedy? This riveting companion to the upcoming History Channel documentary follows Oswald in the immediate aftermath of the assassination, searching for the answers to the questions that have troubled America for a half century: Did he actually pull the trigger? Was he alone? And if so, why? Steven M. Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence at the History Channel, explores the possibility that Cuban intelligence officials may have encouraged Oswald to commit the crime and promised to help him escape. Gillon recreates in painstaking detail the long interrogation sessions and reveals that many of the police officers who witnessed the sessions were convinced that Oswald had received special training. He was simply too good at deflecting questions, too smart, too confident. With new information from recently declassified documents, and revealing photos and documents, these pages offer a refreshingly new and complicated portrait of the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.


  • Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 hours to live

    By Bird in hand
    This book is as accurate as any yet well thought out above many. You feel the emotion as time marks the actions of those involved. The book lets the reader form their theory of what really happened as compared to what others conclude The book is informative and revels new facts. Ed
  • Great book

    By Missloverina
    Fascinating. So much stuff I didn't know about those 48 hours after the death of President Kennedy.