Never-before-seen personal documents and correspondence preserved for fifty years from my journal and collection of original Warren Commission documents. I have used these documents and my journal as a primary source in my book about the Warren Commission.

Election Day! JFK Reminds the nation to vote

Election Day! JFK Reminds the nation to vote

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In a midterm election just like this one, JFK in 1962 used televised remarks to remind the nation to VOTE!  

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9/11 — Never Forget, large and small

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The attacks on September 11th, 2001 form for many of us an indelible memory that separates history into two periods: before 9/11 and after. In that respect, for my generation, September 11, 2001, was similar to November 22nd, 1963, the day JFK was assassinated. We all know people who were personally affected by the attacks […]

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JFK Campaigns for the Presidency in Texas (1960)

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“On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson touched down in Texas for a couple days of campaigning. This rare film captures the campaign as it travels through Forth Worth and Dallas, stopping in parks and parking lots as Kennedy addresses unexpectedly large crowds. While most of this film is without audio, […]

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World War II and its Impact on JFK

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This week marks 75 years since Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, and began World War II. Approximately 60 million people would die in the war, making it the deadliest in human history. Additionally, WWII saw the redrawing of international borders, vast shifts in world power, and the emergence of the USA vs. […]

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Ferguson and the Civil Rights Movement

Ferguson and the Civil Rights Movement

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Until two week ago, the town of Ferguson, MO was mostly unknown by those not living in the St. Louis metropolitan region. That all changed on Aug. 9, when an eighteen year-old African American young man named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a local Ferguson PD officer named Darren Wilson[1]. What transpired to cause […]

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MY EXPERIENCE IN PROMOTING “HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT”

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Spending the summer on our farm in Western New York has provided the opportunity – between chores – to reflect on my book tour during the past year to discuss my book about President Kennedy’s assassination, “History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Investigation into the Assassination of John F. Kennedy.” The most […]

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JFK, The Cold War, and Vladimir Putin

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Despite a crowded news docket, Russian aggression in the Ukraine region continues to draw the attention of the world. Under the Presidency of Soviet-throwback and former KGB officer Vladimir Putin, Russia has undertaken an expansionist mode not seen since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, given Putin’s Soviet background, the comparisons are inevitable—and prompt […]

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One Giant Leap….. Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

One Giant Leap….. Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

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Introduction This week marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing. It is hard to overstate the impact of this event to the world at the time; the moon landing was a major victory for America in the space race between the US and USSR, and was a moment shared with the […]

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Warren Commission and Journal Documents Online

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Early in January 1964, Warren Commission General Council J. Lee Rankin instructed his three secretaries that I should get a a copy of every letter or memorandum. I have maintained these documents since. In February of 1964, Chief Justice Warren insisted in February 1964 that historian Dr. Alfred Goldberg of the Department of Defense be […]

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Book Excerpt: Genesis of the Single-Bullet Theory

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The following is an excerpt from my book, History Will Prove Us: Inside the Warren Commission Investigation into the Assassination of  John F. Kennedy. The Genesis of the Single-Bullet Theory One of the most significant developments in the commission’s work started to take shape in late February. Although working conscientiously on their analytical memoranda in […]

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