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The Girl on the Stairs : The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination

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After thirty-five years of diligent searching, Barry Ernest found Victoria Elizabeth Adams, a silent yet key witness in the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Belittled by the Warren Commission, Adams vanished into obscurity -- but what she saw may change all we thought we knew about the tragedy. This is the story about the journey to find the truth in the event that shaped our nation and the research that led the author to a dark opposition of historys official record. Adams worked on the fourth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and was on the back staircase of the building at the precise moment that Lee Harvey Oswald -- according to the Warren Commissions account -- was making his escape. However, Adams saw no one. Chronicled here is the authors search for Adams along with extensive research proving that Oswald was not on the sixth floor when Kennedy was shot. Also included in this narrative are the testimonies of Adams and other forgotten witnesses, which bring to light facts that force us to reconsider one of the most controversial and devastating assassinations of the twentieth century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Pelican Publishing Co
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 photo
  • 1455617830
  • 9781455617838
  • 592,200

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This is the story-both frightening and fascinating-about a journey to seek the truth in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy. The author's search for Victoria Elizabeth Adams, a disregarded yet key witness in the event that shaped our nation, led him to a dark opposition of history's official record. Adams worked on the fourth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. She was on the back staircase of the building at the precise moment that Lee Harvey Oswald-according to the Warren Commission's account-was making his escape. However, Adams saw and heard no one. Belittled by the Warren Commission and fearing for her life, she vanished into obscurity rather than speak out about the truth. After a three-decade quest and an array of obstacles, the author found Adams and brings to light her full story for the first time. Included in this narrative are the testimonies of Adams and other forgotten witnesses, along with extensive research suggesting that Oswald was not on the sixth floor when Kennedy was shot. Was Oswald truly the assassin, or was America deceived? Barry Ernest is an author and former investigative journalist. He served in the US Navy as a radar man aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following his time in the service, he graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Ernest worked as a staff writer for the York (PA) Sunday News and the Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal and Sunday Herald-American. He is a former press secretary and director of communications for the state of Pennsylvania. Passionate about finding the truth in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, Ernest began his search for Victoria Adams in 1967. He frequently lectures on the topic and is the recipient of the 2011 Mary Ferrell Pioneer Award, a national honor presented for a lifetime of searching for the truth in the event that changed our country forever. Ernest resides with his wife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.show more

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Barry Ernest is an author and former investigative journalist. He served in the US Navy as a radar man aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following his time in the service, he graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Ernest worked as a staff writer for the York (PA) Sunday News and the Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal and Sunday Herald-American. He is a former press secretary and director of communications for the state of Pennsylvania. Passionate about finding the truth in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, Ernest began his search for Victoria Adams in 1967. He frequently lectures on the topic and is the recipient of the 2011 Mary Ferrell Pioneer Award, a national honor presented for a lifetime of searching for the truth in the event that changed our country forever. Ernest resides with his wife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.show more

About Barry W. Ernest

Barry Ernest is a former investigative journalist, press secretary, and speech writer. A graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, he served as a features writer and investigative reporter for the York (PA) Sunday News and the Syracuse (NY) Herald-Journal. After his work in local news, Ernest was the press secretary and director of communications for the state of Pennsylvania. A frequent lecturer on the topic of the Kennedy assassination, Ernest earned the 2011 Mary Ferrell Pioneer Award, a national honor presented for a lifetime of searching for the truth. The author resides with his wife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.show more
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