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Warren Commission Report
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Warren Commission Report
Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1964

8vo (9 x 5 3/4 in.; 230 x 150 mm). Illustrated with half-tone photographs throughout. Publisher's grey cloth with gilt presidential seal on upper cover, spine lettered gilt, endpapers and edges plain; spine slightly faded. Together with: 2 pamphlets on the assassination. Dr. John K. Lattimer, Gary Lattimer, and Jon Lattimer.  Could Oswald Have Shot President Kennedy? Further Ballistic Studies. Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Second Series, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 513-524, April 1972. — John K. Lattimer, M.D. Observations Based on a Review of the Autopsy Photographs, X-Rays, and Related materials of the Late President John F. Kennedy. Port Washington, New York: Resident and Staff Physician and Medical Times, 1972.  


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Catalogue Note

McNamara's own copy of the Warren Commission Report, inscribed on the front free endpaper "Robert S. McNamara | Washington D.C. | 9/25/64. The two related pamphlets by Dr. Lattimer are inscribed: "To Mr. McNamara | With Warm Regards | from a friend of Will Goodwin's | John K. Lattimer | 22 Nov 1972."

The Warren Commission, named after its chairman Chief Justice Earl Warren, was established on 29 November 1963 by Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. The 888-page final report was presented to President Johnson on 24 September 1964, and made public three days later. As evidenced by McNamara's date on the endpaper, he too received an advance copy,

The report concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of Kennedy and the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald.

Dr. Lattimer, the principal author of both pamphlets, was the first non-government person to review restricted material regarding the assassination. In Observations, editor-in-chief Charles A. Ragan explains that "The storm of criticism against the Warren Report ... surprised him and stimulated him to investigate many of these points by trying them himself" [through scientifically conducted experiments].

The White House Years of Robert S. McNamara

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New York