Reclaiming Parkland

Reclaiming Parkland

Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood

Book - 2013
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Reclaiming Parkland details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman-cofounder of the production company Playtone-to make Vincent Bugliosi's mammoth book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming History in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome. Author James DiEugenio details the myriad problems with Bugliosi's book, and explores the coope.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781628738261
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 DIE
Characteristics: 959 p


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great book. seriously lambastes the establishment's latter day apologists, including Bugliosi, the hero of the Helter Skelter debacle, late 60s. this author has serious chops. read it and weep.

Oct 21, 2014

{Great article on the HSCA and Blakey below.}
Great book, Mr. D absolutely destroys Bugliosi [and it is still a complete mystery as to why Bugliosi would pen such garbage???]. From the book: "But people who think that the Clintons and the Obamas are the best we can do today cannot understand who President Kennedy, Senator Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X really were, or what they meant." That one sentence captures this gist of this outstanding achievement by James DiEugenio. [My one exception to one item from the book, Mr. DiEugenio tosses off the tramps as being tramps - - but since he knows and writes that Allen Dulles was in Dallas several weeks prior to the assassination, he must have missed out on Gen. Lansdale being there that morning, along with the indisputable photo of Lucien Conein in an early viewing of the presidential motorcade {photo by James Altgens}. Otherwise, a brilliant book on many levels!] Clearly, Lansdale and Conein were there, the three vagrants have never been identified to date, Wikipedia most mistaken, and the other shooter on the overpass witnessed by the mute fellow cited in James Douglass' book, JFK and the Unspeakable.

Jan 13, 2014

One of the best contemporary books on the Kennedy Assassination. In addititon to lambasting V. Bugliosi's mistitled book, James DiEugenio provides the historical context for the people and events that took part in the cover-up of this tragic assassination. Essential reading!!!

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