Head Shot

Head Shot : The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

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After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to this physicist and ballistics expert. This provocative, rigorously researched book presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the sequence of terrible events on that traumatic day in Dallas. Drawing on his fifteen years experience as an experimental physicist for the US Navy, the author demonstrates that the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen theories is not only wrong, but frankly impossible. He devotes separate chapters to the Warren Commission, challenges to the single-bullet theory, the witnesses, how science arrives at the truth, the medical and acoustic evidence, the Zapruder film, and convincing evidence for at least a second rifleman in Dealey Plaza.

This is the first book to:

* identify the second murder weapon;
* prove the locations of the assassins;
* demonstrate multiple shooters with scientific certainty.

The author concludes with a persuasive chapter on why this horrible event, now almost half a century old, should still matter to us today. For anyone seeking a fresh understanding of the JFK assassination, this is an indispensable book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 159.51 x 229.62 x 21.34mm | 526.17g
  • Amherst, United States
  • English
  • 161614209X
  • 9781616142094
  • 567,408

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""Head Shot is one of the most important books ever written on the JFK assassination. It is a must-read." -JFK Assassination Web Page "[Chambers] writes very clear prose that takes on a dizzy, endearing lyricism only when he dwells on the wonders achieved by science. He is mostly sober and commonsensical and forgiving to people he perceives to be making honest mistakes." -London Review of Books "I would recommend reading this book. If you are a conspiracist then this proves you right... If you believe the official, lone gunman theory, then you need to know that you have been misled." -Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation
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About G. Paul Chambers

G. Paul Chambers, PhD (La Plata, MD), is a contractor with the NASA Goddard Optics Branch and with Bellatrix, Inc. Formerly, he worked as the supervisory research physicist for the Energetic Materials and Detonation Science Department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Maryland and as a research physicist with the Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.
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