2008 Audie Award Finalist for Achievement in Abridgement
The nation's foremost prosecutor takes on the most important murder case in American history
For over forty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. Now Vincent Bugliosi, author of the biggest selling true-crime book of all time, finally releases us from a crippling distortion of American history.
Twenty years in the making, Reclaiming History resolves, beyond any reasonable doubt, every lingering question surrounding the Kennedy Assassination. Bugliosi confronts and destroys the theories that have grown up since the assassination, revealing their selective use of evidence, flawed logic, and outright deceptions. Providing a powerful and unprecedented narrative of events and a biography of the assassin, he confirms the oft-challenged findings of the Warren Commission -- Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, shot and killed President John F. Kennedy -- and exposes every conspiracy theory as a fraud on the American public.
A narrative compendium of fact, forensic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses and common sense, Reclaiming History surpasses all other books on the subject. With his irresistible logic, command of the evidence, and startling inferences, Bugliosi draws on his legendary skills as a prosecutor to shed fresh and definitive light on this long American nightmare.
Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his true-crime classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other true-crime books -- And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage -- also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. Bugliosi lives with his wife of many years in Los Angeles.
Edward Herrmann's films include Nixon, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie, and The Aviator. On television's Gilmore Girls he starred as the patriarch, Richard Gilmore. He has also appeared on The Good Wife, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, and Oz. He earned an Emmy Award for The Practice, and remains well-known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of FDR in Eleanor and Franklin and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. On Broadway, he won a Tony Award for his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession.