Lee Harvey Oswald as I Knew Him by George de Mohrenschildt,Michael A. Rinella

By George de Mohrenschildt,Michael A. Rinella

"Let us wish that this ebook, poorly written and disjointed, yet honest, might help to resolve our courting with our expensive, useless good friend Lee." therefore concludes a principally forgotten manuscript appended to quantity XII of the home pick out Committee on Assassinations. "Lee," in fact, used to be Lee Harvey Oswald, the fellow accused of getting assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963—and whose closest pal, many have argued, used to be Dallas resident George de Mohrenschildt.

For years following Kennedy's assassination there have been rumors and assumptions—some begun by way of de Mohrenschildt himself—that this colourful, larger-than-life eu émigré possessed a key to realizing Oswald's alleged activities. The reflections awarded the following, recorded among 1969 and his loss of life in 1977, was once de Mohrenschildt's try and recuperate the humanity of a pal he believed have been demonized as easily an "insane killer." In a chain of reminiscences approximately his short friendship with Oswald and his spouse Marina among the autumn of 1962 and the spring of 1963, de Mohrenschildt remembers conversations approximately Lee's time in Minsk, approximately political problems with the day, relatively Latin the US, and the Oswalds' turbulent and stricken marriage. He discusses the assassination and its aftermath, together with his long 1964 Warren fee testimony, visual appeal on NBC tv, and concludes along with his personal speculations concerning the danger of a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy and the query of Oswald's involvement. Threaded all through are de Mohrenschildt's reflections at the corrosive results of his friendship with the Oswalds on his and his spouse Jeanne's own lives, first in 1964 after which echoing correct as much as the of entirety of this manuscript in 1976.

Deftly edited and annotated by means of Michael Rinella, whose advent additionally offers serious historical past details and context, this as soon as unwieldy, grammatically quirky, and eccentrically equipped textual content can now be noticeable for the precious biographical, social, and historic record it truly is.

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