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Vincent Bugliosi: Why Did Oswald Assassinate JFK?

Complete video at: In this highlight from May 2007, "Reclaiming History" author Vincent Bugliosi discusses what he believes may have been Lee Harvey Oswald's motive to assassinate John F. Kennedy. Rather than acting out a personal attack against the former president, Bugliosi speculates Oswald may have viewed JFK as the "quintessential representative of a society for which he had a grinding contempt." ----- Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of the Manson family and best-selling author of Helter Skelter, reexamines the assassination of President Kennedy in his newest book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Evan Thomas, editor at large of Newsweek magazine, interviews Bugliosi on the stage of The Great Hall. Polls reveal that more than 75 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald; some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson and the author of the number one bestseller "Helter Skelter" has spent 20 years investigating the assassination and its aftermath. "Reclaiming History," Bugliosi's absorbing and historic book - the first ever to cover the entire case - shows how we have come to believe such lies about the tragic event. Using the skills that made him one of the most successful prosecutors in legal history, Bugliosi has examined every conspiracy theory from every angle. "Reclaiming History" strips the paranoia away from an event that changed the history of America and the world - The Cooper Union Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964 from U.C.L.A. law school, where he was president of his graduating class. In his career as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including twenty-one murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial was the Charles Manson case, which became the basis of his true crime classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest-selling true crime book in publishing history. Bugliosi has uncommonly attained success in two separate and distinct fields, as a lawyer and an author. Three of his true crime books, Helter Shelter, And The Sea Will Tell, and Outrage, The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder, reached number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.
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