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Book titled "The Oswald Affair" by Leo Sauvage

Object Number: 2014.011.0455
Category: Books
Type of Object: Book
Date: 1966
Dimensions: 9 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (23.5 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm)
Medium: Paper
Description
Hardcover book titled, "The Oswald Affair: An Examination of the Contradictions and Omissions of the Warren Report" by Leo Sauvage, published by The World Publishing Company in Cleveland, Ohio, dated 1966. The book, 418 pages long, questions the Warren Commission's conclusions, and is skeptical of the premise that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he assassinated President Kennedy.

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Curator's Notes

German native Léo Sauvage was an early assassination critic, publishing his first article on a possible cover-up in the spring of 1964. He was particularly critical of law enforcement officials who either leaked information or publicly proclaimed Oswald's guilt in front of a huge television audience during the weekend of the assassination. The same month his initial article was published, March 1964, Sauvage entered into a contract with Random House to publish a book on the Kennedy assassination. However, shortly after the release of the Warren Commission Report, a senior editor at Random House canceled Sauvage's book project. It was not until after the highly successful publication of Mark Lane's critical book, Rush to Judgement, that Sauvage was able to secure a new American publisher (The World Publishing Company). His book, The Oswald Affair, was published in 1966. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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