Vince Palamara- author of two books

Vince Palamara- author of two books
Vince Palamara- author of two books

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Finished reading book #467 in my JFK assassination collection, "JFK: from Parkland to Bethesda, The Ultimate Kennedy Assassination Compendium" by Vince Palamara (my copy is inscribed by him). An excellent book! Unlike most books on the subject, this is a listing, mainly in chronological order, of the people, doctors, nurses, etc. who came into contact with JFK's body when it arrived at Parkland Hospital in Dallas through to his autopsy and the preparations for the funeral i...n Washington. But the book also provides many references to where the reader can get more detailed information about each of the subjects. The medical evidence in the assassination can seem like a daunting mountain of information almost impossible to make sense out of. But Vince has done the research community a huge service in providing this list along with some important quotes from the various individuals about what they saw on Nov. 22, 1963. In a murder case, the condition of the body can tell investigators much about how the victim was killed. In JFK's case, the official, lone-assassin theory should be indicated by small entry wounds in the rear of JFK's body with larger exit wounds in the front, since Lee Harvey Oswald was allegedly behind and above JFK during the shooting. What this book does is shatter that myth rather convincingly simply by the sheer number of witnesses who described the opposite--mainly a large wound in the right rear of JFK's head. I cannot overstate this. The number of witnesses describing this, as listed in Vince's book, is overwhelming! The book is an invaluable guide for anyone wishing to study the medical evidence and an excellent starting point for those wanting to look further. Well done, Vince!

Thursday, November 26, 2015


ESSENTIAL MEDICAL EVIDENCE RELATED WORKS (in no particular order; please note the exact edition/ version noted):
1) John F. Kennedy's Head Wounds: A Final Synthesis - and a New Analysis of the Harper Fragment Kindle Edition by Dr. David Mantik (2015) Kindle only;
2) In The Eye of History by William Matson Law (2015 expanded and updated edition with DVD [original edition: 2005]);
3) JFK: From Parkland to Bethesda by Vince Palamara (2015)- compendium on the medical evidence;
4)... Inside The ARRB by Douglas Horne (2009)- all 5 volumes;
5) Frozen In Time: The Assassination of JFK: Critical Insights and Analysis by Mark Goode (2015)- excellent synthesis and overview;
6) The JFK Assassination Revisited: A Synthesis by James Rinnovatore (2014)- Excellent "cliff notes" on the state of the JFK case a la Lifton and Horne
7) High Treason 2 by Harrison Livingstone (1992);
8) Trauma Room One by Charles Crenshaw (2001)- the best of the 3 versions of Crenshaw’s book JFK: Conspiracy of Silence (1992), also released as JFK Has Been Shot (2013), for its unique essays at the end by Dr. Aguilar and others;
9) Murder In Dealey Plaza by Prof. James Fetzer (2000)- excellent chapters by Mantik, Aguilar, and Weldon;
10) Best Evidence by David Lifton (1981; the 1988 Carroll and Graf edition includes the autopsy photos and is, in my opinion, the best edition/ version);
11) Bloody Treason by Noel Twyman (1997);
12) Either The Killing of a President (1993) or especially JFK: Absolute Proof (2013) by Robert Groden;
13) JFK: The Case For Conspiracy DVD by Robert Groden- essential
14) High Treason by Harrison Livingstone and Robert Groden (the 1998 edition);
15) Post Mortem by Harold Weisberg (1975)