Don's Blog: September 2021

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

New Account of Clay Shaw and the Jim Garrison Investigation Released

 A new book, Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime, has just been released. It is about Clay Shaw and the Jim Garrison investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Written by Alecia Long, Ph.D., a faculty member at Louisiana State University and a resident (I believe) of the New Orleans area, I have posted the link below.

I met Dr. Long about a decade ago, and over the years I have always felt a confidence in the quality of her judgement, her passion for deep research into original documents, and the wide scope of her historical interests.

I have not read the book yet, and it appears to be a different focus than my own biography of Clay Shaw, Man of a Million Fragments: The True Story of Clay Shaw. That book was a detailed biography of Clay Shaw that went into great detail about all facets of his life, including large portions analyzing the Jim Garrison investigation and the related litigation involving Clay Shaw.

At any rate, I urge readers of the blog to check out the link below and give the book consideration as part of the total picture of Clay Shaw. After years of superficial books that seemed to recycle quotes from other books, it is nice to see more authors diving deep into the case. The amount of material concerning Clay Shaw that has survived is somewhat staggering, and it does take quite an effort to go through it (or anything close to most of it).