I was barely alive when JFK was killed, sixty years ago this month. But when I talk to Clint Hill about the events of that day, I feel like I was there. And if you listen to this week’s episode, you will, too.
As you may have noticed, there are a lot of certain-sounding people and self-proclaimed experts out there who speak with great passion about any number of conspiracies that led up to the president’s assassination. Clint Hill is sick of it. He’s sick of people who weren’t there to see what he saw with his own two eyes, mouthing off about “the truth” of what really happened. And he’s worried – profoundly worried – that the American people have bought into a whole lot of nonsense.
Ten years ago, Clint and Lisa released a terrific book called Five Days in November. The publisher has reprinted a limited commemorative addition with an Afterword from Clint, that explains in clear terms why the conspiracy theories are fundamentally misguided and mistaken. It’s a fascinating account, from a guy who was actually there. As for the book itself, I think it’s the definitive guide to understanding what actually happened on that day, and the days leading up to it. The pictures alone are worth the price. The book is available here, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to sell out today or tomorrow. If you want a copy, don’t wait.
Our entire conversation is here. It’s a good one.
Five Days in November: In Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination
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