The Assassination: Truth v. Death

Like the events it describes in minute detail, William Manchester's The Death of a President has become a source of endless contention. Phase one of the controversy, the author's public clash with the Kennedy family, has given way to dispute over Manchester's accuracy on several substantive points. Last week Manchester's forthcoming $10, 710-page work came under serious challenge from a $1, 128-page paperback titled The Truth about the Assassination.

Truth was written by Charles Roberts, an able newsman who has been Newsweek's White House correspondent since 1954. Roberts was in Dallas...

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