Edward Jay Epstein is incapable of writing a dull book. He is the author, for example, of three fascinating books on the Kennedy assassination: Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth, Counterplot: Garrison vs. Oswald, Ferrie, Shaw, Warren Commission, FBI, CIA, the Media, and the Establishment and Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald. His three books on the assassination have been collected in The Assassination Chronicles. Also related to the subject are his ebooks Killing Castro and James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right? as well as his classic 1992 New Yorker article, “Epitaph for Jim Garrison: Romancing the Assassination.”
Ed is also the author, most recently, of The JFK Assassination Diary: My Search for Answers to the Mystery of the Century, just published in paperback (available here) and as an ebook (available on Amazon here). The new book is drawn from the contemporaneous journals Ed kept as he worked on the assassination books. Ed sent each section of the book to me as he put it together. I found the journals almost unbelievably interesting and I highly recommend the book. There is much to be learned from it, and not just about the Kennedy assassination.
Below is a YouTube video of Ed responding to questions I submitted to him in connection with the publication of the new book. I tried to play the role of C-SPAN’s founding genius, Brian Lamb, asking the questions an intelligent reader would want answered. My questions appear in print on the screen as the preface to Ed’s answers. Ed covers a lot of ground in the course of the video’s 30 minutes. There is so much ignorance and stupidity abroad in the land on the subject of the Kennedy assassination; Epstein’s work is an antidote. Please check out the video.