November 22, 1963. Oswald tells Dallas reporters, “I’m just a patsy.” Denies shooting JFK. December 1963. Mark Lane publishes “Lane’s Defense Brief for Lee Harvey Oswald.” March 1964. First suggestion of a “second Oswald” by Leo Sauvage in Commentary. Spring 1964. Enter the European critics with Joachim Joesten’s Oswald: Assassin…
Washing Machine Theory. Oswald’s reconciliation with Marina on eve of assassination thwarted when they argue about buying a washing machine. Rejected and distraught, he kills the president. KGB Sleeper Theory. Early Warren Commission critic Edward J. Epstein shifts his ground in Legend: the Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald. He…
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