JFK Assassin and Gerald R. Ford – A Superb Collection of Books Relating To the Assassination to John F. Kennedy – SIGNED by Ford and Oliver Stone

JFK Assassin and Gerald R. Ford – A Superb Collection of Books Relating To the Assassination to John F. Kennedy – SIGNED by Ford and Oliver Stone

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JFK Assassin and Gerald R. Ford – A Superb Collection of Books Relating To the Assassination to John F. Kennedy – SIGNED by Ford and Oliver Stone

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A superb collection of books relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Comprising: (1) Gerald R. Ford ‘Portrait of the Assassin’ – INSCRIBED by Ford (2) ‘Report of the Warren Commission’ – SIGNED by Gerald R. Ford (3) JFK – SIGNED by Oliver Stone

(1) ‘Portrait of the Assassin’ by Gerald R. Ford
A first edition, first printing published by Simon and Schuster in 1965. A near fine, interior clean and bright, in original dust jacket with a few nicks to top edge and one to the lower. Red cloth boards with unfaded titles to the spine. Black top stain applied by publisher. Inscribed on the front endpaper by Ford:
To Paul Hartunian/As sole surviving member of Warren/ Commission I fully endorse two basic/ conclusions of Commission/1) Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin/2) The Commission found no/ evidence of a conspiracy/ foreign or domestic/ Gerald R. Ford/11/8/1994

(2) ‘Report of the Warren Commission’ – The New York Times Edition
A first edition, first printing of The New York Times Edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1964. A very good book with a stain to the front panel and bumping to the corners – wear to the edges.
SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper by Gerald Ford (Gerald R. Ford)

(3) ‘JFK – The Documented Screenplay’
A first edition, first printing published by Applause Books in 1991. A very good/near fine book with rubbing to the edges and corners.
SIGNED complete with flyer from the signing by Oliver Stone on the first page.

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Lyndon B. Johnson appointed House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford to a seven-member “President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.” The commission was chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren and included two Senators, two Congressmen, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the former director of the World Bank. Ford was assigned responsibility for preparing a biography of Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963), whose murder at the hands of Jack Ruby two days after he killed Kennedy left many unanswered questions.
The Warren Commission interviewed more than five hundred witnesses and submitted its report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President Kennedy. The Commission published its 889-page report in November 1964 (the second book in this collection being this), along with twenty-six volumes of supporting documents.
The evidence and conclusions of the Warren Commission have been the subject of intensive review and examination, both fact-based and otherwise. Conspiracy theories abound, including accusations that Ford intentionally altered a part of the final report to support the “Single Bullet Theory,” the Commission’s conclusion that a single bullet fired by Oswald penetrated both President John F. Kennedy’s neck and Texas Governor John Connally’s torso and wrist before lodging in Connally’s thigh. The conspiracy community seized upon this change as evidence that the Commission covered up the evidence of two bullets and two assassins.
Ford’s biography of Oswald, written with Michigan businessman and Republican campaigner John R. Stiles (1916-1976), was published in 1965. Much of Portrait of an Assassin is a distillation of the twenty-six volumes of evidence and direct testimony collected by the Commission. Nearly thirty years later, as the sole surviving member of the commission, Ford inscribed this copy and reaffirmed the general accuracy of the Warren Commission’s findings.
Three subsequent U.S. government investigations in the 1960s and 1970s agreed with the Warren Commission’s conclusion that two shots fired by Oswald struck President Kennedy from the rear, and one of those shots also struck Connally. A subsequent investigation suggested that another unknown assassin fired at the President but missed; this conclusion is disputed. The 1991 Motion picture ‘JFK’, directed by Oliver Stone explored the last theory. Ford later remarked, “No. 1, Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin. And two, the commission found no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. And in my judgment, there has been no new evidence that would undercut those two conclusions, Oliver Stone notwithstanding.”
Gerald R. Ford Jr. (1913-2006) was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, but his parents divorced months after his birth, and he grew up in Michigan. He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1948, serving to 1973, the last nine years as House Minority Leader. When Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned in October 1973, Ford became Vice President. Ten months later, Richard Nixon resigned, and Ford became President. He narrowly lost re-election to Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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A superb collection of books relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Comprising: (1) Gerald R. Ford ‘Portrait of the Assassin’ – INSCRIBED by Ford (2) ‘Report of the Warren Commission’ – SIGNED by Gerald R. Ford (3) JFK – SIGNED by Oliver Stone

(1) ‘Portrait of the Assassin’ by Gerald R. Ford
A first edition, first printing published by Simon and Schuster in 1965. A near fine, interior clean and bright, in original dust jacket with a few nicks to top edge and one to the lower. Red cloth boards with unfaded titles to the spine. Black top stain applied by publisher. Inscribed on the front endpaper by Ford:
To Paul Hartunian/As sole surviving member of Warren/ Commission I fully endorse two basic/ conclusions of Commission/1) Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin/2) The Commission found no/ evidence of a conspiracy/ foreign or domestic/ Gerald R. Ford/11/8/1994

(2) ‘Report of the Warren Commission’ – The New York Times Edition
A first edition, first printing of The New York Times Edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1964. A very good book with a stain to the front panel and bumping to the corners – wear to the edges.
SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper by Gerald Ford (Gerald R. Ford)

(3) ‘JFK – The Documented Screenplay’
A first edition, first printing published by Applause Books in 1991. A very good/near fine book with rubbing to the edges and corners.
SIGNED complete with flyer from the signing by Oliver Stone on the first page.

_________________________________
Lyndon B. Johnson appointed House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford to a seven-member “President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.” The commission was chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren and included two Senators, two Congressmen, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the former director of the World Bank. Ford was assigned responsibility for preparing a biography of Lee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963), whose murder at the hands of Jack Ruby two days after he killed Kennedy left many unanswered questions.
The Warren Commission interviewed more than five hundred witnesses and submitted its report to President Johnson on September 24, 1964. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President Kennedy. The Commission published its 889-page report in November 1964 (the second book in this collection being this), along with twenty-six volumes of supporting documents.
The evidence and conclusions of the Warren Commission have been the subject of intensive review and examination, both fact-based and otherwise. Conspiracy theories abound, including accusations that Ford intentionally altered a part of the final report to support the “Single Bullet Theory,” the Commission’s conclusion that a single bullet fired by Oswald penetrated both President John F. Kennedy’s neck and Texas Governor John Connally’s torso and wrist before lodging in Connally’s thigh. The conspiracy community seized upon this change as evidence that the Commission covered up the evidence of two bullets and two assassins.
Ford’s biography of Oswald, written with Michigan businessman and Republican campaigner John R. Stiles (1916-1976), was published in 1965. Much of Portrait of an Assassin is a distillation of the twenty-six volumes of evidence and direct testimony collected by the Commission. Nearly thirty years later, as the sole surviving member of the commission, Ford inscribed this copy and reaffirmed the general accuracy of the Warren Commission’s findings.
Three subsequent U.S. government investigations in the 1960s and 1970s agreed with the Warren Commission’s conclusion that two shots fired by Oswald struck President Kennedy from the rear, and one of those shots also struck Connally. A subsequent investigation suggested that another unknown assassin fired at the President but missed; this conclusion is disputed. The 1991 Motion picture ‘JFK’, directed by Oliver Stone explored the last theory. Ford later remarked, “No. 1, Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin. And two, the commission found no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. And in my judgment, there has been no new evidence that would undercut those two conclusions, Oliver Stone notwithstanding.”
Gerald R. Ford Jr. (1913-2006) was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska, but his parents divorced months after his birth, and he grew up in Michigan. He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1948, serving to 1973, the last nine years as House Minority Leader. When Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned in October 1973, Ford became Vice President. Ten months later, Richard Nixon resigned, and Ford became President. He narrowly lost re-election to Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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