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Praise from a Future Generation: book coverPraise from a Future Generation:

by John Kelin

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Hardback, 608 pages

Praise from a Future Generation is the untold story of the "first-generation critics" of the Warren Report -- the U.S. government's official explanation of the assassination of President Kennedy -- an explanation that began with the improbable and ended with the impossible.

Forty-five years after the assassination of President Kennedy, it seems unlikely that there is much new to say about that tragic event or its aftermath, yet John Kelin's Praise from a Future Generation tells a story that we only thought we knew. Unlike any previous assassination book, Kelin does not argue for the evidence for a conspiracy, or multiple gunmen, or a cover-up, or against the single-bullet theory. All the evidence is here, but it is revealed as Kelin describes in meticulous detail how a small group of ordinary citizens' extraordinary efforts (call it "obsession for the truth") demonstrated to the nation that the JFK assassination simply could not have happened the way the government said it did. In time, the efforts of these "first-generation critics" had an enormous impact on public opinion.

Never before has any book focused on the early Warren Commission critics themselves. Long dismissed as mere "conspiracy buffs," their suspicions were finally vindicated (to a degree) by the government itself:

"President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The committee is unable to identify the other gunman or the extent of the conspiracy." -- House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations, 1977

In this finely written and carefully documented history, John Kelin presents how the evidence came to light since the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. Here is evidence rarely seen by the public -- even by those with an interest in the case -- from suppressed photographs that appear to show armed men in the shrubbery of the "grassy knoll" to suppressed testimony by eye-witnesses.

Praise From A Future Generation presents a truthful account that neither excuses our government nor idealizes the critics. Here is a chapter of American history that lives now only because of one author's ethical conscience, painstaking research, and courageous honesty.

At least one recent major publication claims to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Oswald acted alone. This claim is highly suspect: There are only two things about the Kennedy assassination that are beyond a reasonable doubt: A great man was cut down in his prime and there is ample reason to suspect the official explanations. This same publication asserts that the early critics were, at worst, members of the Communist party, or at best, left-leaning Marxists. This is true only in isolated instances. Most of the first generation critics were middle-class, middle-of-the-road, average American citizens.

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