The Assassination: Bourbon Street Rococo

In his five-year career as an elected official, Jim Garrison, 45, the larger-than-life (6 ft. 6 in.) district attorney of New Orleans, has tilted at windmills and gin mills, chastened Bourbon Street's once-famed B-girls, scourged the judiciary and battled with the mayor. More recently, he added the Warren Commission report to his mandate. Predictably, Garrison's investigation of "several plots" to kill President Kennedy has yielded the most rococo tale yet to emerge from that tragic day in Dallas.

Garrison, who looks like TV's Perry Mason but all too clearly writes his own...

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