On November 22, 1963, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, an accomplished surgeon, tried to save John F. Kennedy's life-and then days later, the life of the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. His gripping, firsthand account contradicts the Warren Commission and years of public misperception, and illuminates a chapter in American history long cloaked in conspiracy.
Writing with eye-opening immediacy, Dr. Crenshaw takes listeners into the emergency room to share the critical events at Parkland Hospital as he lived them. Now updated, his searing testimony punctures myths and shatters a cover-up of massive proportions.
Very straight forward & honest book by Dr. Crenshaw. He wrote the book as a great American who told all of us what had happened.
Horrible title. Misses its own point.
Several things to say about this book:
1. The title is awful. This book, in large part, was written by one of the trauma surgeons who saw the president less than eight minutes after the shooting. This was a man of science with training in trauma and gun shot wounds. His opinion trumps ALL others, except for the other trauma surgeons in the room. Instead, the title makes is sound like another conspiracy-nut-book. And it is so not.
2. The focus should have been just on the events inside the hospital. The trained man of science should have stuck to his training. I don’t care about your assumptions or your theories as to what else happened. Stick to what you are good at because it’s better than anything else we have from that day.
3. The critical, critical, critical point of this book is that the avulsed exit wound was in the back of the head. This gets lost in time and, sadly, in this book. The doctors didn’t know anything about the events in Dealey Plaza. That’s the key. Yet their observations, made here in detail, demonstrate a fatal shot from the Grassy Knoll. They didn’t know where Oswald was. They didn’t know what the film revealed. They didn’t speak to any witnesses. AND YET there conclusion was the same as those who speak out: The shots came from the front. They didn’t know that’s what they were saying, that’s why this testimony is so important. It proves Oswald couldn’t have fired the shot. And yet they miss that whole point.
4. The filler, which is fine, it’s plausible conspiracy, but it is only one of the theories, and it might be wrong. So attaching it to so much good evidence, taints the good evidence. It should not have been included.
Other than that, a fine book.