The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald: The Evolution of an Alleged Assassin by Scott P. Johnson
November 22, 2013, will mark fifty years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The Kennedy assassination has produced a number of conspiracy theories based largely upon intriguing questions, speculation, and inference. Thousands of books and articles have been written about the assassination with a large majority of the published material arguing for a conspiracy of one kind or another. However, only a few researchers have argued that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Moreover, a relatively small volume of literature has been written from a scholarly and academic perspective. The end result has been a massive amount of literature that is subjective and myopic in its treatment of Oswald and the Kennedy assassination.
In his book, The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald, Scott P. Johnson provides the first comprehensive and objective analysis of Lee Harvey's Oswald's role in the JFK assassination. The goal of this book is to analyze Lee Harvey Oswald in an objective manner by presenting several chapters with each offering a different paradigm, or lens, from which to view Oswald’s role in the assassination. The impetus for the book is based upon the realization that any theory related to Oswald’s role appears as convincing as the next, particularly when researchers carefully select information that only advances their preferred theory. In reality, however, Oswald’s role in the assassination offers little certainty based upon the mystery surrounding his life and death as well as the complexity and ambiguity surrounding the murder of President Kennedy. Hence, after reading the following chapters, readers should be able to decide for themselves as opposed to a pre-conceived idea, or theory, delivered as an absolute certainty.