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"This book is a perfect example of good reporting -- something too often elusive in the scores of books about the JFK horror story. Scores have manufactured what they called "evidence of conspiracy," have benefited by falsifying facts and manufacturing their own "truth." This book is REAL! I lived every minute of it."

Hugh Aynesworth, Author of November 22, 1963: Witness to History and JFK: Breaking the News

“On the Trail of Delusion is nothing less than a masterclass on the craft of investigative writing. Brimming with new details about the toxic “Garrison investigation,” the lunatic “Permindex” conspiracy theory, and other JFK-related nonsense, Fred Litwin’s book is a must-read for all history buffs. On top of everything else, it’s wonderfully written and lavishly illustrated. Highest recommendation.”

Gus Russo, Author of Brothers in Arms [with Stephen Molton] and The Outfit

“Garrison must have something, I assumed - wrongly - from 1967 until the collapse of his case in 1969.  Fred Litwin has dug up documents that show Garrison’s investigation was nothing like his revisionist memoir On the Trail of the Assassins or Oliver Stone’s hagiographic film JFK."

Paul Hoch, First-Generation Warren Commission Critic

"Fred Litwin has conducted his own after-crash review of the Garrison investigation, pinpointing where it went wrong at every step. He has carefully studied the record, and pulls no punches in this fascinating book."

Dr. Larry HaapanenProfessor at Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho, Former Researcher for the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book, and West-Coast Investigator for Jim Garrison

"New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison fed a fable to the American people about President Kennedy’s assassination. Filmmaker Oliver Stone encouraged Americans to believe it. With On the Trail of Delusion, author Fred Litwin exposes Garrison’s attempt to deceive his countrymen as blatant fraud.”

Anthony Summers, Author of Not in Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination and A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice

"If you want to find the real story about the claims Jim Garrison made about the assassination of JFK, don't look to the movie by Oliver Stone, read Litwin's Delusion. Uniquely, he doesn't tell you what to believe, he gives you the evidence that speaks for itself."

G. Robert Blakey, Former Chief Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations

"Fred Litwin has written a book that will be warmly welcomed by anyone who enjoys cold war era history and even long-time students of the Garrison saga will find fresh material here. Novices to the case will no doubt be shocked by the homophobia in both Garrison’s original investigation and Stone’s film and by Prouty and Stone’s anti-Semitic remarks. Undeniably, all but the most credulous Garrison acolytes will be appalled by the demonstrable miscarriage of justice against Clay Shaw and others documented by Litwin in this fine book."

"This careful deconstruction of Jim Garrison and what Litwin describes as his “scam prosecution” is thoroughly persuasive and satisfying. It serves not only as a fast and entertaining read about the pitfalls of looking for buried truths in the JFK assassination, but also as a clarion warning of the dangers of excessive and unchecked power in the office of any prosecutor. On the Trail of Delusion has moved to the top of my “recommended” list as an antidote to Oliver Stone’s portrayal of Garrison as a dedicated truth-seeker. After finishing On the Trail of Delusion, most readers are likely to conclude that the only person who should have been charged and imprisoned as a result of Garrison’s investigation was Jim Garrison himself."

Gerald Posner, Author of Cased Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK

 

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